|Maintain body weight|
|Extreme fat loss|
|Lose 0.5 Kg/1 lbs weight per week|
|Gain 0.5 Kg/1 lbs weight per week|
Calorie Calculator estimates the amount of daily calories intake for your body. Using calorie calculator, you can determine your recommended calorie intake in order to gain, lose or maintain weight. Calorie calculator uses Mifflin - St Jeor equation to calculate calorie intake for your body.
Calories need for body starts decreasing after around 40 years of age. So you can say that the calorie need for a 60 years man would more or less same with that of a 20 years boy.
Daily Calorie intake also varies with Gender. A normal male needs more calories per day than a woman. And same goes on with height, weight and amount of exercise we do. These three factors are directly proportional to the calories intake.
If you want to lose weight, gain weight or maintain weight, you must know your calories intake per day. Here is the general rule of thumb:
Well, the above three cases are just a generalisation. If you are a pregnant mother or an athlete or a patient of metabolic dysfunction then this general rule of thumb might not apply on you. You need to consult dietician in those cases.
With a healthy and balanced diet, a man needs around 2,500Kcal a day to maintain his weight. On the other hand a woman needs around 2,000Kcal a day.
Balanced diet means eating a wide variety of foods in the right proportions and amount, and consuming the right amount of food and drink to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.
That means just any food with required amount of calories would not just suffice. For example, if you eat 500 grams of popcorn and the same amount of carrot, they might provide the same calories but you will get fatter quicker with popcorn than the carrot.
Under the Food calorie calculator, I would recommend two types of foods:
|High Calorie Food||Low Calorie Food|
|Fried nuts||Beet root|
|Food components/ Macronutrients||Kcal/gram|
Over the time, because of our inactivity, our body adapts to lowered calorie level or lowered metabolism. That means our body burns less fat. That’s why people do exercise to boost their metabolism. Some of the healthy exercises to boost metabolism and burn fats are:
Here is a chart for Average Calories burned by an average 70 Kg man with moderate exercise:
|Walking for an hour||400|
|Swimming for an hour||600|
|Jogging for an hour||550|
|Cycling for an hour||650|
|Playing football for an hour||600|