How many calories do you
really need? the number of calories you need depends on the following:
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Maintaining a healthy weight is correlated to wellness and longevity.
How many calories you need to maintain this healthy weight means
consuming the calories during the day you need to match the calories
you burn to remain active. It is when there is a mismatch of these
numbers that weight gain occurs.
The number of calories estimated in the "how many calories" calculator above is only very general and can vary depending on the factors listed above. Energy is expended to maintain functioning organs and an adequate core temperature. Energy is needed to digest your food and derive more energy.
To estimate the energy required you must take into account your height, weight, gender, age, and activity level. The following definitions apply:
To achieve a balance between energy consumption and energy expenditure
one needs a balance of calories from carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.
In order to lose weight or gain weight we can modify our diets accordingly. Gaining one pound of fat requires the consumption of 3500 calories; likewise if you want to lose a pound of fat you must modify your diet to create a deficit over time.