With obesity turning out to be one of the worst enemies of the American population today, it’s a little wonder that people want to lose the flab. Most Americans would agree that they’re worried about weight issues. On the other hand, however, most men would agree that they don’t know how to deal with counting the number of calories that they are taking in today and what’s their ideal calorie needs.
Most of the times people end up overestimating their calorie needs, and the brunt of this is being seen in larger size jeans that are hitting the market these days. Almost 72 % of American men are supposed to be overweight, claims a recent study that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Calculate your calorie needs
SIMPLIFYING IT FOR YOU –
Did you know that understanding how many calories your body needs each day is actually just a simple mathematical equation? In order to maintain weight, you have to eat only as many calories as you’re capable of burning in a single day. If you’re on the ‘weight loss’ bandwagon, then perhaps you’d have to change your diet and exercise a little more than you already do.
IT’S DIFFERENT FOR DIFFERENT PEOPLE –
The personal energy of a person will depend on a number of factors that come into play here – height, weight, age, activity levels.
THE CALCULATOR –
Given below is a calculator that is made for the needs of men specifically. You could use this formula to figure out the exact number of calories that you need in a single day.
Your age in years _______ X 9.53 = ________(A)
Your weight in kilograms (1 pound = 0.45 kilograms) _______ X 15.91 = ________(B)
Your height in meters (1 inch = 0.025 meters) _________ X 539.6 = _________(C)
Your activity level (Use 1, if you’re inactive; use 1.11 if you do 30 to 60 minutes of daily moderate activity; use 1.25 if you do at least 1 hour of daily moderate activity; or use 1.48 if you do at least 1 hour of daily moderate activity and 1 hour of daily vigorous activity, or 3 hours of daily moderate activity) _________ (D)
Subtract A from 662. _______ (E)
Add B and C, and multiply the result by D. ________ (F)
Add E and F, for your total daily calorie needs. _________________