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All About Calories - FitDango

All About Calories

Monday, November 17, 2014 6:56:00 AM America/Los_Angeles

With New Year finally upon us, many might have made resolutions to kick start new year with health goals and with around two-thirds of adults over-weight and obese, this goal revolves and sharply points at weight-loss diet. The easy and swift way to lose weight is to lower the excess calories in our body. Before planning to reduce calorie intake it is mandatory to learn what these calories are and how many calories are required for an adult per day?

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What are calories?

Calories are a form of energy required to perform any activity. Calories act as fuel for our body. In scientific terminology, 1 calorie is the amount of heat energy required to raise the temperature of 1KG of water by 1degree centigrade.

How many calories a day?

The average calories a day for men are 2500 and the average amount of calories required per day for women for active body counts to around 2000. The average calorie intake per day to lose weight depends on various factors like current weight, height, age, activities performed and many more.

How to count calories consumed and burnt?

There are 2 ways in which one can count the calories intake. They are:

  1. Counting manually and
  2. Tracking with a gadget

     1. Counting Manually:
This method starts with collecting the list of food items together with the number of calories added when they are taken in. The calories intake per day is achieved by manually counting the amount of calories intake by summing up calories added for each item taken. This is a tedious way as it is very difficult to count number of calories consumed for each and every item. With this method we may count the calories intake but when it comes to calories burnt, the task becomes impossible. The only advantage with this method is, it is done without any expense of money, but above all, the valuable time is wasted and finally with incorrect results. 
     2. Tracking with a Gadgets:
This is the simplest and perfect way to count the calories consumed and burnt. The only thing that is to be done is to enter your details like age, sex, weight, height and a few more things for more apt results. The fitness scales widely available in the market, will give the details of current body weight and the target weight to be reached. The list of various best rated fitness scales available are collected and made accessible under one roof at FitDango. There are other gadgets like fitness monitors and activity trackers which gives the complete details of calories burnt, calories consumed and the net calories to be burnt to reach the target. Pick a best fitness gadget from the various gadgets available on one click at FitDango online store.

How to lose weight?

Finally, the best way to lose weight is to lower the excess calories in body. This can be achieved by decreasing the intake of calories than what is actually needed for the body, so that the extra energy needed to work is made by burning the unwanted fat that will result in good body shape and size.  Burning more calories than what is consumed will result in weight loss in a healthy way. Whereas, to increase the calories burnt below is a list of simple tasks to be performed:

  • Around 30 minutes of brisk walk
  • More water consumption
  • Avoiding sugar, alcohol and caffeine to a maximum extent
  • Budget food as you do your valuable goods
  • Pick stairs rather than an elevator
  • Choose to walk other than a taxi for short distances

These tasks when performed under monitoring of a fitness gadget will yield fruitful results. The table below shows the estimation of how many calories we should allow our body to have per day.

Daily calorie allowance Table

Women Weight

Super Active

Very Active

Active

Moderately Active

Less Active

sedentary

80

90

100

110

120

130

140

150

160

1600

1800

2000

2200

2400

2600

2800

3000

3200

1440

1620

1800

1980

2160

2340

2520

2700

2880

1280

1440

1600

1760

1920

2100

2240

2400

2560

1120

1260

1400

1540

1680

1820

1960

2100

2240

960

1080

1200

1320

1440

1560

1680

1800

1920

800

900

1000

1100

1200

1300

1400

1500

1600

Men Weight

100

110

120

130

140

150

160

170

180

 

2600

2800

3000

3200

3400

3600

3800

4000

4200

 

2350

2530

2710

2890

3070

3250

3430

3610

3790

 

2100

2260

2420

2580

2740

2900

3060

3220

3380

 

1850

1990

2130

2270

2410

2550

2690

2830

2970

 

1600

1720

1840

1960

2080

2200

2320

2440

2560

 

1350

1450

1550

1650

1750

1850

1950

2050

2150

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fitness gadgets will better support in tracking all the activities and in calculating the calories consumed.  How many calories you intake and how much workout you do, will decide how fast and healthy you lose your weight. Burning more calories than what you consume will let you lose weight, this is how simple it is. Decreasing the calories intake and maintain the desired shape and size of body is all in your hands, the only thing needed is to have a strong determination to eat as what is planned.

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