How many calories should I consume in a day? Well the answer depends on the weight
you want to be and the amount of calories your body needs just to function.

Here is a formula that will determine how many calories your body needs just at rest; (
This formula is good, the example came from Wikipedia Answers)

To determine the amount of calories you burn at rest, you need to know your: weight,
height, and age. With this information, you can determine your BMR (amount of energy
your body needs to function at rest). Use the formula below which only applies to adult

655 + (4.3 x weight in lbs) + (4.7 x height in inches) – (4.7 x age) = ____ calories

Fill in your weight, height and age. This number will be your daily calorie intake (or how
many calories your body needs) without any exercise. This calculation will tell you how
many calories your body needs-or how much it ‘burns.’

Example: A woman who is 25 years old, weighs 140lbs, and is 70 inches tall.

655 + (4.3 x 140lbs) + (4.7 x 70 inches) – (4.7 x 25) = 1469 calories

This woman would only need 1469 calories a day for her body to function at rest. Be
sure to type this calculation into your calculator all at once, or else you might be getting
answers close 9000 which is incorrect. To make sure you calculate your BMR correctly,
try typing in the example above and see if you get the right answer.

For an easier calculation, I use the following formula:

Lets say you would like to weigh 120 pounds. Take that number and multiply by 10.
So you should consume about 1200 calories per day. Please do not use this rule with
children, it is best to discuss your childrens weight and BMI with your pediatrician.

To Your Good Health,

Kim Wechsler