Estimated Calorie Requirements
To lose weight, your calorie intake would have to be reduced to a level below your energy expenditure. Since there are approximately 3500 calories in one pound of fat, you would need to lower your calorie intake by about 500 calories per day to lose one pound a week. As an alternative, you could raise your physical activity level to increased the number of calories burned. Physical activity is an important way to utilize food energy.
The calorie estimate from your personal profile is based on your current weight. Accordingly, if you are overweight the calorie estimate will be somewhat high and if you are underweight the calorie estimate will be somewhat low. People with large bodies require proportionately more energy for activities than people with small bodies.
It is important to know that reducing your calories below certain levels might make it impossible to meet your daily nutritional needs, thereby compromising your health. You should balance the desire to lose weight with the need for a healthy menu plan. In addition be aware that the calculated calorie value is only an estimate to be used as a guideline. So before starting any diet plan, you should consult your physician so that your individual circumstances can be taken into consideration.