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Calorie consumption is usually based on different aspects like age, gender, general condition of the person and the nature of the exercise status. By keeping a check on the calories that you consume you will be able to keep a track on the food you eat, control your weight and be able to stay healthy. The need to assess your calorie intake will help to estimate the number of calories that you require to perform your common daily activity. Moreover this way of calculating your calorie consumption daily you will be able to balance the food you eat and the energy that you need to keep yourself healthy and lose weight. But it is vital that you get an idea about your calorie balance.
The easiest way to calculate the calorie requirement is to take into account gender, age height and weight. This will help to calculate the basic metabolic rate (BMR) and that would in turn help to find your calorie requirement: Men: BMR = 66 + (13.7 X wt in kg) + (5 X ht in cm) - (6.8 X age in years), Women: BMR = 655 + (9.6 X wt in kg) + (1.8 X ht in cm) - (4.7 X age in years). This will give you the amount of calories you need. Once you know this it would easier to stick to a schedule. There are different calorie charts available for downloading on to your PC or one that you can print and keep in your journal or keep in the kitchen. These charts can be like a daily calories chart which will break up the calorie intake for each day into the three main mealtimes and three snack times and what each meal should consist of and how many calories are there in each ingredient. For those who are starting out a daily calories chart would help to regulate the kind of food you eat. Fast food calorie charts mention in detail the amount of calories each fast food contains. This would help you to keep your fast food to a minimum because all fast food have a lot of calories. It is best to maintain a regular calorie chart so that you can see the progress that you make. Be accurate with food measurements and count the calories. Keep a consistent record so that if you need to make changes in your diet you could do that. Be in touch with your dietitian or weight counselor always.
|Submitted on August 6, 2010|