Proper diet is the key to good health and vigour. Diet and nutrition are synonymous with health. It provides the necessary nutrients which give energy, promote growth, and sustain the metabolic functions and repair processes that are essential for life.
Here we are presenting a way to assess your daily requirement of calories online.
This estimate/requirement is based on your body weight, height, age, gender, and your average level of activity.
You can use this information to help you figure out how many calories you should be consuming to maintain your weight.
On active days, you’ll need more calories, so it’s okay to eat a little more than you would on an average day. But on more sedentary days, you may want to reduce your calorie intake. If you want to lose weight, try to stay below your calorie needs or increase your activity level.
However, make sure you are eating nutritious meals and not restricting your calories too much – eating too little or losing weight rapidly can be unhealthy and dangerous.
* Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR): The minimal energy expended for the maintenance of respiration, circulation, peristalsis, muscle tonus, body temperature, glandular activity, and the other vegetative functions of the body. It is measured by means of a calorimeter, in a subject at absolute rest, 14 to 18 hours after eating, and is expressed in calories per hour per square meter of body surface.