Needs for Men
Calorie Needs for Men - Introduction
Calorie Needs for Men and Basal Metabolic Rate
Your Basal Metabolic Rate is the minimum number of calories needed to power your body while resting. Put another way, your BMR is the energy expended by your body to maintain normal functions, like heart beat, respiration and normal body temperature. Your BMR usually accounts for about 60-70% of your calories requirements. Typically, your BMR will peak at the age of 20 and gradually decrease by approximately 2 percent per decade, due in part to inactivity and subsequent loss of muscle tissue.
Calorie Needs for Men and Exercise
The second major calorie component is physical exercise or activity. The more exercise you take, the more calories you burn.
Calorie Needs for Men - Weight Maintenance, Weight Loss, Weight Gain
Your total daily calorie needs are the calories required to MAINTAIN your weight. In order to LOSE weight, you need to reduce your calorie intake. In order to GAIN weight you need to increase your calorie intake. One pound of weight is equal to 3,500 calories.
Thus, in order to lose one pound of weight, per week, you should either consume 3,500 fewer calories, or consume 1,500 fewer calories while burning an extra 2,000 calories in extra exercise. To gain one pound of weight, increase your calorie intake by 3,500 calories etc.
Harris-Benedict Formula to Determine Calorie Needs for Men
Drawback of Harris-Benedict Calorie Needs Formula
The only calorie variable which the Harris-Benedict formula omits is lean body mass. Therefore, this equation will be accurate for most men except the extremely muscular (these men need more calories) and the extremely obese (these men need fewer calories).
The Harris Benedict Calorie Needs Formula for Men
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