How Many Calories Do You Need?

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How Many Calories Do You Need?

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Seniors Calorie Intake

Do you know how many calories you need per day? Korin Miller says the answer varies. However, if you want to maintain a healthy weight it is important that you watch your calorie intake. You should to have a target range for the calories you need per day. Guess you are asking yourself, “Just how do I figure my target range?”

According to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans,adults in their 60s and older should vary their calorie intake based on activity level.

If you’re not active: Aim for at least 1,600 calories per day. You’re “not active” if you don’t intentionally exercise or at least do some moderate to brisk walking every day.
If you’re moderately active: Strive to eat around 1,800 calories per day. Moderate activity is defined as walking between 1.5 and 3 miles per day at a pace of 3 to 4 miles per hour in addition to going about your regular life, according to the guidelines.
If you’re active: Eat about 2,000 calories a day. You’re active if you walk more than 3 miles a day at 3 to 4 miles an hour in addition to your regular activities, according to the guidelines. If you do a gym workout three days a week or more, you’re most likely in this category.
You may notice that you were encouraged to eat a little more in your 20s, 30s, and 40s. That’s because, as people age, they tend to be less active and certain bodily processes, like your metabolism, slow down, explains Jessica Cording, R.D., a dietitian in New York.
Older adults are also more likely to have lost some muscle mass, which reduces the number of calories your body needs. Why? Muscles burn a lot of calories, says Sonya Angelone, R.D.N., a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This is one reason why strength training is highly recommended for older adults.

Jessica Cording, R. D., a dietitian in New York, you are encouraged to eat a little more in your 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s. That’s because, as people age, they tend to be less active and certain bodily processes, like your metabolism, slow down.

Older adults are also more likely to have lost some muscle mass, which reduces the number of calories your body needs. Why? Muscles burn a lot of calories, says Sonya Angelone, R.D.N., a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This is one reason why strength training is highly recommended for older adults.

If you have tried to eat right and exercise but have not had the results you wanted or expected don’t give up. Many people have had great success at WeightoWellness. You can too. The medical staff there will guide you in every step you need to take. First they help you set your goals. Then together you will set up a diet plan and exercise program. Because you meet with your “coach” weekly you will not become discouraged and give up before you achieve your goals. Give them a call for more information.

Phone: 205 994 2393 Web: www.weightowellnesslic.com