Friday, June 21, 2013

Link of the Week: Calorie Calculator

Today I am linking to a site that uses the Mifflin-St. Jeor equation to estimate how many calories you need per day. I like this one because it shows you not only how many calories you need to maintain your weight, but also how many calories you need to consume in order to gain or lose 1-2 lb per week.

Now, keep in mind that everyone is different. This equation is generally accurate, but since you have to average your activity level and your metabolism may be slower or faster than normal it may not be exactly right for you. Be sure to take into consideration the amount of calories you are currently eating and how that is affecting your weight.

Calorie Calculator

If you are actually going to be tracking calories, I recommend getting a profile with a site like MyFitnessPal. This website is a wonderfully easy way to track how much you eat compared with how much you should eat and it also has an app!

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