Are you curious regarding how many calories to eat on a daily basis in order to lose weight? If so, then you aren’t the only one asking: “How many calories should I eat a day for weight loss?” This article briefly covers some of the factors that a person might consider. Throughout this article, you’ll see some general details regarding calories, weight loss, etc. Please do not take this information and use it in place of professional advice or assistance. It is only intended to be used in a general manner. Restricting calories to try to lose weight can be a serious thing: please talk with a physician or other professional rather than merely reading the details on this page and trying to put them into practice.
For one item, consider what your basal metabolic rate is. Haven’t heard of that before? Sometimes it’s simply referred to as one’s BMR. If you were at physical rest, with an inactive digestive system, etc., then the amount of calories burned in that state would be your BMR. This doesn’t really happen in reality, as we consume extra energy, even if it may only be a little. For instance, twiddling our thumbs or even thinking over something, as we lie down.
At this point, physical activity is considered. Well, twiddling of the thumbs may not burn that many calories, but some activities can. For instance, bicycling at a relatively (but not extremely) quick rate may burn in the neighborhood of 500 calories per hour.This article has been viewed 0 time(s).
Article Submitted On: January 18, 2011
You want to lose weight by eating the right amount of calories, but how many is “perfect”? The proper calories you need to eat are based on your weight, age, height, activity levels. That makes sense right?
According to the US Department of Health, there are certain calories that “most” people should eat based on age, and if you do 30 min or less or moderate exercises. Here they are below:
30 Min of Moderate Exercise:
If you are a child from 2 to 8 years, you can eat from 1000 to 1400 calories a day to maintain your weight. If you are 9-13 you can eat from 1600 to 1800 calories. If you are 14-18, 1800 to 2200 a day, and if you are 19-30, usually 2000 to 2400 calories a day. Remember, these are all general guidelines, and your body may require different numbers of calories.
60 Min of Moderate Exercise:
If you are a child from 2-8 years, you need from 1000 to 1800 calories a day, from 9-13 needs 1600 to 2600 a day, 14-18 needs from 2000 to 3200 a day, and 19-30 needs 2000 to 3000 a day.
Just remember, it’s also the quality of the calories that really counts. You can’t just stuff ding dongs into your mouth at a rate of 2000 calories a day, and expect a Miss America or Mr Universe body to come out of that. You need to eat sensible, healthy meals with protein, good carbs, vitamins and minerals. Think veggies, lean meats, and fruits. Nuts and seeds can also pack a nutritious punch!