Week 3- How Many Calories for Weight Loss?
This week we are looking at proper calories levels for safe weight loss. It is important to lose weight at a moderate to slow pace to help you learn new habits which will help keep the weight from returning.
- In order to lose a pound of weight, you must reduce your calorie intake by 3500 calories (the amount of calories in 1 pound).
- Most women can lose weight on 1200-1400 calories/day depending on activity levels.
- Most men can lose weight on 1500-1800 calories/day depending on activity levels.
Check out this chart to help you determine exactly how many calories you will need for successful weight loss. Don’t forget to subtract 500 calories from the amount shown in the chart. This will allow weight loss of 1 pound per week. Here’s a calorie calculator which allows you to enter your height and weight data for a calorie needs analysis. Once again, don’t forget to subtract 500 calories from the amount shown.