Daily Caloric Intake

CALCULATE YOUR CALORIC NEEDS

Your body needs energy to carry out daily activities. This energy comes from the foods we eat. These foods are measured in units of calories. The following calculator is to be used for maintenance.
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These calculations are based on averages.

UNDERSTANDING CALORIC NEEDS

Here’s a confusing issue. Calories. Some think calories are something you remove or add to the diet. It’s as if a calorie is an entity in and of itself. This is false.
A calorie is a unit of measure. It’s used to designate the body’s energy requirements. The word calorie relates to “combustion” or, to produce energy. By definition, a calorie is: The amount of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water 1 degree Celsius.

Your metabolism is the total amount of energy required by all your bodily functions for one day. It’s imperative to understand that in order to make a positive change (whether fat-loss or a muscle-gain), your body requires a certain metabolic (expenditure) and caloric (consumption) combination in order for that change to occur.

CALORIES IN COMMON FRUITS

FOOD SIZE CALORES
Apple 1 small 80
Banana 1 medium 101
Orange 1 71
Strawberry 1 cup 53

CALORIES IN COMMON FOODS

FOOD SIZE CALORES
Bread 1 slice 75
Beef 1 slice 120
Egg large 79
Pizza 1 slice 180
Hamburger 1 280

CALORIES IN COMMON VEGETABLES

FOOD SIZE CALORES
Brocoli 1 cup 40
Carrots 1 cup 45
Eggplant 1 cup 38
Lettuce 1 cup 7

CALORIES IN COMMON BEVERAGES

FOOD SIZE CALORES
Coca-cola 1cup 97
Diet Coke 1 cup 3
Milk, low-fat 1 cup 104
Milk 1 cup 150
Orange Juice 1 cup 115

Nutrition is essential to metabolism. Every individual requires a specific amount of food to meet their metabolic needs. The amount of calories is dependent upon the change of body-composition you desire.