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Friday, March 06, 2020

Since January I have been on the OptaVia diet program and am almost at my goal weight. What I need to know is how many calories does a person take in to stay at 150 pounds. I also need to know the protein,carbohydrates and fats that I should be taking in to stay at 150 pounds. I will be grateful for the information.
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    You need to do two calculations

    First calculate your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) using this page:

    Then calculate your Daily Calorie Needs -
    choose the level of activity that you're at
    To determine your total daily calorie needs, multiply your BMR by the appropriate activity factor, as follows:

    If you are sedentary (little or no exercise) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.2
    If you are lightly active (light exercise/sports 1-3 days/week) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.375
    If you are moderatetely active (moderate exercise/sports 3-5 days/week) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.55
    If you are very active (hard exercise/sports 6-7 days a week) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.725
    If you are extra active (very hard exercise/sports & physical job or 2x training) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.9

    So, my BMR is 1780 and I'm sedentary so my Daily Calorie Needs is 1780 X 1.2
    = 2136 Eating 2136 calories will keep me at the weight I am now - If I want to lose weight I need to eat less than that number

    Your number will be different than mine (because I may be taller than you and I weigh more than you) so my number is likely higher than yours will be.

    I hope this helps. emoticon emoticon

    205 days ago
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