- Do I really need 5727 calories a day to maintain my ample weight ?
According to an American health website I need 5727 calories a day to maintain my weight ?
I entered my 18 stone weight and ticked the box that said :
” Heavy Activity: Activities of daily living, plus moderate exercise or vigorous exercise (jogging, running, swimming, singles tennis, soccer, basketball, digging, carpentry) most days of the week.”
I jog 12 miles a week and bike commute 32 a week as well as bigger rides.
I thought I’d have to keep below 2500 as the oft mentioned figure but 5727 just sounds wrong and ridiculous ?Posted 5 years agobinnersSubscriber
The Americans have a completely wierd attitude to calories, and food generally
Remember that under Dubya, these
were reclassified as a vegetable so they could count towards your 5 a day. 😯
The more cynical amongst us may insinuate that government policy was being written by the fast food companies, who may possibly have a vested interest in seeing people inflate to the size of barrage balloonsPosted 5 years agodeadslowSubscriber
It’s actually a very clever ploy to solve the pension crisis.Posted 5 years ago
Lots of calories consumed = lots of tax dollars into pension pot
Lots of calories consumed = very fat americans
Very fat americans = lowering life expectancy
Lower life expectancy = less pension to pay out
When entering activity I always find it best to err on the side of less calories used rather than more.
If you really want to shift a load by summer then you need to get your calories down and/or your activity up.
Even eating 2500 calories and doing the amount of excercise you’re doing you won’t shift a lot in 3 months.
Try this site instead MyFitnessPalPosted 5 years agobinnersSubscriber
If Americans regard that as heavy activity, and those are the calories you need to facilitate such activity, then there’s no mystery as to why plenty of them look like ….
If I was looking for advice on calorie intake, I wouldn’t be looking to the good ‘ol US of A for it.
Perhaps you could try some Greek government sites for advice on balancing the household budget 😉Posted 5 years agolungeSubscriber
2nd myfitnesspal. I’m 16stone ish and do a moderate amount of exercise in a sedative (desk based) job. I need about 2500 to maintain but am trying to use about 2100 to loose some. You can input your exercise so you can have a beer or 2 guilt free after a ride as well.Posted 5 years ago
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