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Daily Calorie Need For Weight Loss

"How may calories should I eat each day so I can finally lose some of this extra weight?"

How to figure your daily calorie needs

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  • First, get on a good scale and find your current weight. Then enter that number in the daily calorie calculator.
  • It will show you how many calories you need. And then take off 500 calories per day. If you do that you'll lose about a pound each week, on the average.
  • Even easier is to increase your activity to burn up half of that. Burn up 250 calories a day through exercise. Then you only have to cut back 250 calories per day.

Setting your goal weight

Another way to go about it is to use your goal weight. How do you find you goal weight? Well, you could say you want to look like Kate Moss. But she weighs 105 pounds. And she doesn't get to eat.

Or maybe you want to look like a bodybuilder. Well, Ronnie Coleman, 8 time Mr. Olympia, weighs around 350 pounds. Not good for a long, healthy life.

Or you could pick what you weighed in high school. You could. But you're not in high school anymore. If you can get to that weight and feel good, wonderful.

But no need to torture yourself. Find a weight where you look good. Feel good. And are healthy.

The easy way

The body mass index (BMI) can help you find a good weight. A body mass index of 25 should give you a lean, healthy body.

So you just find the weight that gives you a BMI of 25. And enter that weight into the calculator. That tells you how many calories you will burn at your goal weight.

And simple enough, if you take in that many calories each day, you will gradually get to your goal weight. And stay there.

"Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days."

Zig Ziglar

Where to start:

There is a lot of information on this site. The links below will get you off to a good start.

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These are some of our most popular pages. They are also some of the most helpful if you are finally ready to lose weight.

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