Your caloric needs on a daily basis all depend on a couple things. Your daily activity as well as your lean factor. The more muscle you have, the more calories and nutrients your body needs because muscles feed on them, as well as with more muscle, the faster your metabolism is and a need to refuel. Imagine that?! Assuming that the lean factor is about a 3 (on a scale on 1-4) and average activity is about 2 (that’s about 4 days a week), here are the average daily caloric requirements:
Weight Average Caloric Requirements
130 Male: ~2100 Female: ~2000
170 Male: ~2600 Female: ~2170
200 Male: ~2400 Female: ~2300
230 Male: ~3519 Female: ~2640
*Please remember these numbers are based on a people that have more muscle than fat. Please consult a professional, such as myself, for exact numbers and calculations.
Veggies, Veggies, Veggies!
Vegetables may be fresh, frozen, canned, or dried, and may be whole, cut-up, or pureed. Choose canned vegetables labeled as “reduced sodium” or “no-salt-added.” They foods are great for weight control, and daily nutrients:
1. Cooked Asparagus : 20 cal., 3g. carbs., 2g. protein., 0g. fat
2. Raw Celery: 8 cal., 2g, carbs., 1g. protein, 0g. fat
3. Raw Cucumbers: 8 cal., 2g. carbs., 0 protein/fat
4.Raw red/green peppers: 12 cal., 3g carbs., 0g protein/fat
Foods such as celery, asparagus and cucumbers have NEGATIVE calories. What a great word in this context. This means it takes more calories to digest it then there actually is in the food. Your body uses heat energy to digest food, which burns calories. So, you are actually burning these foods away, while simultaneously eating them!
Hope that made your day 🙂