Mommy Cow (lrigmodnaremos) wrote in fitnfriendly,
Mommy Cow
lrigmodnaremos
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DISCOVER YOUR CALORIC NEEDS:

(from American Dietetic Association's "Complete Food and Nutrition Guide". pg. 30)

basic energy needs (BMR)
= weight x 10 (for women) OR 11 (for men)

energy needs for physical activity

"sedentary: mainly sitting, driving car, lying down, sleeping, standing, reading, typing, or other low-intensity activities
"light activity (for no more than 2 hours daily): light exercise such as light housework, grocery shopping, walking leisurely)
"moderate activity: moderate exercise such as heavy housework, gardening, dancing, or brisk walking (and very little sitting)
"very active: active physical sports, or in a labor intensive job such as construction work or ditch digging"

= BMR x 20% (sedentary), 30% (light activity), 40% moderate activity, 50% (very active)

energy for digestion and absorbing nutrients
= (BMR + calories for physical activity) x 10%

TOTAL DAILY NEEDS
= BMR + calories for physical activity + calories for digestion and absorbing nutrients
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