Our bodies need nutrients in order to function properly and remain healthy. There is a distinction between those nutrients which our bodies need in very large quantities in order to meet its energy requirements, called macronutrients, and those which are also essential but in smaller quantities, called micronutrients. Macronutrients include carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Micronutrients include minerals, vitamins, and various plant compounds
Your Total Daily Energy Expenditure (TDEE) is an estimation of how many calories you burn per day when exercise is taken into account. It's calculated by first determining your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR), then multiplying that value by an activity multiplier.
Since your BMR represents how many calories your body burns while at rest, in order to determine your TDEE it is necessary to adjust the numbers upwards to account for additional calories you burn during the day performing activities like walking and exercising. This is true even for those with a sedentary lifestyle. Any movement will impact your TDEE, so the more you move, the better.
Now, if we assume that you can maintain your weight at about 1,500 calories per day, then adding vigorous daily exercise would mean that you need more calories in order to maintain your current weight. The same rule applies even if your goal is to lose weight. Basically more weight means more calories and less weight means less calories. So if you are sedentary and your goal is to lose weight, your calorie goal might be 1,300 calories per day. But if you decide to start exercising, the calculator may increase your daily calorie goal to 1,600 calories per day to account for the additional calorie expenditure as a result of exercising. Although it may seem counter-intuitive, more energy is required to fuel your workouts and keep you energized, meaning that you will likely experience more hunger if you workout than if you don’t.
Please refer to the following descriptions in order to determine your level of activity:
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