Americans Are Clueless About How Many Calories Per Day They Need

July 10, 2010

Weight Loss News

Do you know your calorie count? Do you know how many calories you should eat per day? Do you know how many calories you burn daily? Do you know which periods you burn more calorie or periods you burn less?

Do you know how many calories per day you need?

If the answer is yes, then you are part of only 12%. Yes, frightening enough, only 12% of all Americans can guess how many calories per day they burn and how many calories per day they need.

Why is that? Well to answer this tricky question we’ll have to set some things straight

The things is that not al humans need, burn or consume the same amount of calories per day. A mid 30’s sedentary woman might need about 1400 calories per day when a highly trained pro athlete needs about 4000. During long marathons some athletes burn about 10.000 calories a day. That’s almost 3 pounds of fat worth of calories

So how do you know how many calories you need, burn or consume?

Well caloric intake measurements are done taking into account sex, age, height weight and activity levels. One sure way to find out what you burn and what you need is to use The Metabolism Calculator. It will calculate for you a personal caloric number. The result showed will be just for you and thus you can get a better image of what you need to do to lose weight and live healthy.

Just some simple lessons on how many calories per day you need could go a long way. I’m not talking about calorie counting, which is useless by the way. I’m talking about calorie awareness. You need to understand what your daily needs are based on what your daily activities are.

So if you work in an office, commute by car and don’t exercise then you need less calories per day. You need a low fat, high fiber, rich in vitamins fruits and vegetables based diet. If you have exams and you study 4-5 hours a day, even though you don’t exercise, you will burn way more calories than a normal sedentary person and thus you can enjoy some snacks like chocolate, besides your normal diet. If you’re out camping and are mounting climbing then of course you burn more calories and thus need to eat more.

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