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How many is recommendable

Well, this is an issue that has been troubling many people, especially in these modern times. The fact is that the proper calorie intake predominantly depends on a couple of factors, not just one, as many would fancy. These include the likes of person’s height, overall body weight, fat to muscle ration, gender, age, genes, as well as physical exercise. In addition, it could be also influenced by certain illnesses present in one’s life, by pregnancy for example etc. One should have in mind that this relates to people in general. On the other hand, when it comes to the members of the female population, only two factors suffice in accurate and precise “diagnosing” of the proper calorie intake - basal metabolic rate (BMR) and physical exercise, respectively.

One of the fastest ways to calculate the calorie needs is by way of employing Harris-Benedict equation. But prior to dashing off to Google, Yahoo or whichever search engine one prefers, take some time to get some more technical information on what the recommended calorie needs, as well as the proper Basal Metabolic Rate should be in case of women.

The BMR

The acronym can be best described as the amount of energy (i.e. calories) necessary for maintaining proper functioning of the body in those moments of the day endowed with peacefulness and tranquility. In order for our body to manage the millions of chemical reactions known to keep our eyes, lungs, kidneys, liver, heart and other vital organs in check, it requires a minimum amount of calories. And this is exactly what the BMR stands for. In case of the majority of women, more than half the calories are known to fuel those most basic functions performed by the body.

Physical activity

This is the second most important constituent necessary for a proper determination of the woman’s calorie needs. So, the more one exercises, the more calories one requires, of course.

Once the person has discovered the required calorie intake on a daily basis, this very same number will also be needed in order to maintain one’s weight. In case a person in question seeks to bereave him/herself from those additional pounds – 1 pound in the course of one week for example, a person needs to decrease calorie consumption, i.e. consume 3,500 lees on a weekly basis. Another option is to limit the intake and introduce a 2,000 calorie decrease, but burn additional 1,500 calories by way of also additional physical activity. 

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