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Calculating Calories and Fat Grams
Calculating Calories and Fat Grams To determine the number of calories and fat grams you need each day in order to either lose or gain weight, consult your physician or a registered dietitian. To maintain your current weight, follow the three-step formula below. 1. Write your body weight in the equation that fits your activity level and gender. Then, multiply. Moderately active male : _____ pounds x 15 calories = _____ total calories per day. Moderately active female : _____ pounds x 12 calories = _____...
Components of Food
Components of Food If you are trying to make heart-healthy changes to your lifestyle and diet, it is helpful to know some basics about nutrition, starting with the components of food. Facts about calories: You need enough calories to maintain your energy level, but no more than you can burn off. This is called an energy balance. If you take in more calories than you burn, you gain weight. If you take in fewer calories than you burn, you lose weight. If you balance the two, you maintain your weight. Even...