Calories And Your Body Mass Index

Calories And Your Body Mass Index

It seems like it should be a simple formula, your body mass increases when you take in more calories, and decreases when you burn off unwanted calories, yes, it’s that simple. Well, okay, it’s really not, but understanding caloric intake and your body mass index is important if you are trying to watch your weight, lose weight, or build muscle. Body mass index is a number that represents your weight distribution, for average persons it is a good indicator of whether or not you are overweight.

FitnessIf, however, you have a high muscle density, you will be allowed a little more leniency. Here is a link for you to check yours, HealthStatus BMI calculator.

The first thing you should know about caloric intake is that it is better to eat several small meals daily, with a couple of snacks in between, rather than eating one or two large meals. This keeps your metabolism high and working to burn those calories. If you eat only one or two medium to large sized meals daily, your body”s metabolism will slow in an effort to preserve those calories if you are not exercising to burn them.

Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is the dietary energy intake measured in calories that is needed to sustain your body and maintain your weight. During the first few years of life, during stages of rapid growth, both girls and boys need around 1000 calories per day from a balanced diet for proper nutri