Wednesday, April 22, 2009

You Probably can consume far Fewer Calories than You Think

Here's a handy little tool that will tell you how many calories you can consume daily without gaining weight.

After plugging in the information, I found out that this 48 year old female can only consume a total of 1,787 calories a day just to maintain my weight at 130 pounds. If I get down to my goal of 120 pounds, then I only get to ingest 1692 calories to maintain that weight.

Now, 1,787 calories is not a lot to work with. Right now I burn approximately 425 calories every morning walking. That gives bumps me up to 2,212 calories I can consume daily without gaining weight. If I want to lose a pound in a week, I can only consume 1,712 calories a day (including calories burned from walking) which is not a lot when you look at the number of calories in most snacks or restaurant portions.

On a side note, using the link above, I found out 130 pound 25 year old female gets to consume 1895 calories daily to maintain her weight at 130 pounds--108 calories more. That could be a couple of cookies a day. So the lesson here is that as you age you have to constantly cut back on calories just to maintain weight.



    I'm interested in your take on the video above and the ramifications of this on the food chain. I haven't researched this woman in depth, but the message is bone-chilling when it comes to food sources.

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