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]]> Q. Can you give me a quick estimate as to how many calories should I consume in order to maintain my present weight (I’m female)?
Hmm, calorie needs depend on many things, including genetics, age, sex, body fat percentage, activity level and type of food eaten. But here’s a very approximate method to calculate your calorie needs.
How To Calculate Your Calorie Needs
Very Light Exercise
Multiply your weight in pounds by 12
Multiply your weight in pounds by 13
Multiply your weight in pounds by 14
Multiply your weight in pounds by 15
Multiply your weight in pounds by 16
Alice weighs 140 pounds. She is very physically active.
Her calorie needs are 140 x 16 = 2240 calories/day
Note: All values are approximate. For a more precise definition of calorie needs, please consult the Harris Benedict Equation, which gives you a more exact Basal Energy Expenditure Level. To read more about the Harris-Benedict Formula, click: Calorie Needs for Women
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