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How Many Calories Are You Really Eating?

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How Many Calories Do You Need?

1. Calculate your basal metabolic rate (BMR), the amount of energy your body burns doing such basic functions as breathing and circulating blood.

  • If you're under age 30: (0.0621 x your weight/2.2 + 2.0357) x 240 = BMR
  • If you're over age 30: (0.0342 x your weight/2.2 + 3.5377) x 240 = BMR

2. Figure out your activity level.

  • You rarely exercise: 1.3
  • You get some exercise every day, but it's generally light, such as walking or playing golf: 1.5
  • You do high-intensity workouts such as spinning, playing tennis, and skiing almost every day: 1.7

3. Multiply your activity level by your BMR. The total is your daily calorie requirement. To maintain your weight, stick as closely as you can to that number.

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3/4/2012 03:24:10 AM Report Abuse
anonymous wrote:

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1/31/2012 05:18:24 AM Report Abuse
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1/19/2012 08:48:33 AM Report Abuse
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