How many calories does an average person need per day?
The average person needs no less than 1200 calories per day and no more than 1500.
How many calories do I need to burn to lose a pound of fat?
3500 calories is the rough estimate for the energy contained in one pound of fat. This means that to lose one pound per week, you must create a deficit of 3500 calories per week. Since a week as 7 days, that means a deficit of 3500 / 7 = 500 calories per day.
My breakfast: Cafe 21 (60 cal)
My meals in between (as at when I feel hungry): Jacobs High Iron crackers (35 cal each)
My dinner: 2 scrambled eggs (170 cal)* + 2 slices Multi Bake white bread (170 cal) = 340 cal
So my daily calorie consumption = 600 cal (more or less)
*Hard boiled (80 cal); Fried egg (120 cal)
Why I prefer to diet instead of exercise?
Simply because exercise is too FUTILE to fight calories!
See for yourself below:
(1 hr for 130 lbs person)
Jogging: 400 cal
Music playing, piano, organ, violin, trumpet: 148 cal
Walking (2.0 mph, slow pace): 150 cal
Bicycling, <10mph, leisure: 236 cal
Swimming laps, freestyle, light/moderate effort: 470 cal
Walking, upstairs: 470 cals
Jogging one hr only lose 400 cal!
I can’t stay on with an exercise that long!
And I can’t jog, can only walk a slow pace, and for that 1 hour of walking, I only lose 150 cal, I could easily lose the same by simply not eating one meal!
**For a calories counter for other exercises click here