Daily Calorie Needs for Individuals
Weighing 161 to 170 Pounds

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Defining the Body's Energy Needs

Individuals who can consume more than 2,000 calories per day should consider themselves very lucky in comparison to those whose daily caloric needs are 1,500 or less.

Being height-challenged adds even more pressure to the fitness equation as the individual has very little height to work with, thus calorie needs are much smaller than the taller dieter.

In addition, those who have an aggressively active day will be able to enjoy more food selections as energy needs require refueling.

If you currently weigh between 161 to 170 pounds and need to drop some weight you can do such easily by consuming the recommended calorie needs for your current weight from the 'Inactive Column' of our Calorie Needs Chart posted below.

Next - get active! Run like a dear (or is that deer?). Climb the tallest hills, walk the universe. Simply put, get active. Walk 2,000 steps per day to be moderately active and 5,000 per day to be active. You'll soon see a major decline in your weight without feeling deprived of the calories that you would normally consume.

Calorie Needs for Individuals 161 to 170 Pounds

Individuals that weigh 161 pounds and lead an inactive lifestyle require about 2,093 kcals per day. For moderate activity the energy requirements are 2,415 and for active individuals 2,737 kcals.

CALORIE NEEDS BASED ON WEIGHT*

Pounds

Inactive

Moderate

Active

161

2093

2415

2737

162

2106

2430

2754

163

2119

2445

2771

164

2132

2460

2788

165

2145

2475

2805

166

2158

2490

2822

167

2171

2505

2839

168

2184

2520

2856

169

2197

2535

2873

170

2210

2550

2890

Let's shift into high gear and travel all the way up to the top tier where we'll end up at the 170 pound mark.

Let's view the defined ranges for this weight based on the amount of exercise involved.

Again, we can see that it is an influencing factor as the number of kcals that the dieter can input into their eating plan.

For the inactive dieter, they can only consume about 2200 kcals. We jump to the mid-range and we see an increase of about 550 kcals. Wow! By being moderately active, the individual has....like room for an entire meal! Many frozen dinners don't contain more kcals than this; the dinners that are of the healthy low fat variety often contain about half this amount.

Now let's move to the top level; when the individual is at an active state - look at the vast increase from sedentary to this stage; there is close to a 1000 calorie defining difference.

Let's keep in mind that many people have been placed on weight loss plans that contain only a fewer amount of energy values by their doctor for medical reasons. Simply put - when it comes to our state of motion, we can sure enjoy a lot more foods in our plan when we simply get up an boogie our booty.

Example of 161 to 170 Pounds: Recommended Food Group Servings

2000 Calorie Daily Energy Needs

3000 Calorie Daily Energy Needs

Food Group

Daily Serving Size

Food Group

Daily Serving Size

Fruits 2 cups Fruits 2.5 cups
Vegetables 3 cups Vegetables 4 cups
Grains 7 ounces Grains 10 ounces
Proteins 6 ounces Proteins 7 ounces
Dairy: Milk, Yogurt, Cheese 3 cups Dairy: Milk, Yogurt, Cheese 3 cups
Oils 6 teaspoons Oils 10 teaspoons
Discretionary Calories Allow 290 calories Discretionary Calories Allow 512 calories

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