How to Use a Daily Calorie Counter

A daily calorie counter is one of the most necessary tools that you need to use if you want to figure out the amount of calories that your body uses everyday. The result that you will get from it is quite useful if you have particular weight plans in mind. After you have learned your daily caloric expenditure with the help of a daily calorie counter, you are now equipped with the knowledge on how you can lose or gain your weight by eating below or beyond that value, respectively. Here are a few tips on how you can use a daily calorie counter.

One of the things that you need to do first is look for a daily calorie counter website. There are a lot of them in the internet and therefore it is fairly easy to find one using a search engine. After locating one, you must then input several information that will be needed in estimating your daily caloric expenditure. You need to input your weight, height, gender, and age. You also have to choose your daily activity level, from sedentary, light, moderate, active, or very active. Ensure that the data that you input are precise so that you will receive an accurate computation.

After filling up the required fields, hit the ‘submit’ or ‘calculate’ button so that the daily calorie counter will calculate your daily caloric expenditure. The daily caloric expenditure is an estimate of how many calories that you burn each day. In other words, it is the amount of calories that you have to get everyday in order to retain your current weight. If you ingest that amount of calories everyday, there won’t be a surplus of calories that your body will convert to fat.

Meanwhile, if you wish to reduce your weight, you need to lessen your daily caloric intake by around 500-1,000 less than your daily caloric expenditure. Another thing that you can do is exercise more so that your net daily caloric intake will be lower than your daily caloric expenditure, even without reducing the amount of food that you eat. Finally, if you want to gain more weight, just do the opposite by eating 500-1,000 more calories than your daily caloric expenditure.

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