Calculate Your Approximate Daily Calorie Intake
Points to Consider
- Subtract 500 calories per day from your Average Daily Need in order to lose 1lb per week (which is a healthy rate of weight-loss despite the many infomercials & advertisements claiming far greater amounts).
- Your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is an approximation of the # of calories your body would burn in a day if you remained in a state of complete rest. Even when you're sleeping your body burns calories. Beyond that, for every additional movement you make, from moving throughout your work day, to exercising each evening, the amount of calories you burn per day increases. So move...move...move! Take the stairs, park in the furthest spaces, & stand up and move at your desk each hour!
- Calorie Deficits are created when you burn more calories in a day than you've taken in during that day. Your body will then burn stored fat as a source of calories (or fuel) to compensate for the deficit. This will eventually cause you to be slimmer and healthier.
- For every 3500 Calories you burn more than you've taken in, your body will have used 1lb of body fat for fuel. Be steady & consistent & you will succeed!
_"We are, what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."