Calories help your body perform the daily functions necessary to exist. Your weight age activity level and gender affects the amount of calories your body needs. Your basal metabolic rate (BMR) (how many calories required at rest) level of activity and the thermic effect of food (calories to consume and process food) determines the actual calorie needs.
Your BMR can consist of about 60 to 70 percent of your total calorie consumption. A quick way to find out your BMR is to multiply your weight by 10. The resulting number is the amount of calories your body uses for BMR. When dieting you should never create a calorie deficit under this number.
Food calories come from fat protein and carbohydrates. When you create a calorie deficit be sure to maintain a healthy relationship food calories. USDA shows that a diet should consist of 50 to 65 percent carbohydrates 20 to 35 percent fat and 10 to 35 percent protein.
To burn one pound you must burn 3 500 calories. To achieve this goal safely consider creating a calorie deficit of about 300-500 calories per day. At that rate you will burn Ł 1 each 7 to 10.5 days.
Combine a calorie deficit with an increase in calorie expenditure through exercise. By reducing your calorie intake by 500 and increasing the amount of calories burned to 300 you should lose one pound in about 4.5 days. c0tBTXVli5