Fitness - FAQ: April 2012

How Many Calories Should I Eat

Someone's daily calorie requirements vary from person to person depending on their age,weight,height,sex etc.Therefore, it is hard to simply give a number.You can find many tools that can estimate your daily calorie needs based on your age,weight,height,sex and activity levels.
Here is a cool tool I found.This tool does not only calculate your daily calorie requirements, but also it can estimate the amount of proteins, carbohydrates and fats you should eat a day to lose weight(or to maintain your current weight or to gain weight, depending on what you choose as your "goal")
Please note that The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) suggests that calorie levels should not drop below, 1200 calories per day for females and 1800 calories per day for males.

(These tools can only provide rough estimates and Always consult your physician before starting a diet or fitness regimen).