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What are calories?

Tuesday June 16th, 2020 / Uncategorized

 

It is a unit for measuring energy gained form food. Scientifically speaking it is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one gram of water by one degree Celsius at the regular air pressure. All food items contain calories, and we have explained them in other articles.

Human body absorbs calories and converts them into energy through metabolism. For mindful eating is important to know how to calculate calories required by human body.

Men Women
Basal metabolic rate (BMR) = 1*weight(kg)*24

Calorie burned during daily activities = BMR*Lean factor*activity level

Lean Factor equations:

Fat percentage (10 – 14)  *1

Fat % (15-20)  *0.95

Fat % (21-28). *0.9

Fat % (+28). *0.85

 

Basal metabolic rate (BMR) = 0.9*weight(kg)*24

Calorie burned during daily activities = BMR*Lean factor*activity level

Lean Factor equations:

Fat percentage (14 – 18)  *1

Fat % (18-28)  *0.95

Fat % (29-38)  *0.9

Fat % (+38)  *0.85

 

Daily Activity

very light activity  *1.3

light activity  *1.55

moderate activity  *1.56

heavy activity  *1.8

very heavy activity  *2

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