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Daily Calorie Needs for Individuals Weighing 171 to 180 Pounds
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Defining the Body's Calorie Needs
The difference in weighing 171 pounds and 180 pounds for an inactive individual is a tiny 117 calories.
This illustrates the minimal calorie differences in a 10-pound window. In other words, if Jack weighs 180 pounds and needs to weigh 171 pounds to be at his ideal weight OR recommended weight he will need to consume 117 calories less per day OR increase his activity burn to get rid of those extra calories.
It's amazing that so few calories create an almost-10 pound gap in weight, isn't it?
117 kcals is about the same number as 1/2 a candy bar OR a large apple or banana. It doesn't matter if the energy values of the food choice are derived from healthy or unhealthy foods, when the values exceed the body's caloric-needs those extra ones are stored in the fat cells for future energy usage.
Unfortunately, much of the time for the overweight or obese individual, the saved, precious energy is never used and continues to build in layers of fat on the human body. There are several methods for removing the layers - some of which are safer than others. Let's look at a few options:
1. Surgery for Weight Loss
The fat can be cut away or removed via suction. Surgery always comes with risks, even to life - and for the most basic procedures. Keep in mind that even over the counter drugs have caused one's demise over the years. While NASIDs are readily available at the drug section at most market places, they can trigger life threatening situations. These drugs are often used as an anti-inflammatory as well as to relieve pain such as after a dose of aggressive activity.
2. Exercise for Weight Loss
Speaking of activity - this is an ideal method for getting rid of those unwanted layers of fat. Take note however, that this method can also pose risk to one's health when it is abused. For example, if Dieter Tina decides to run her fat off amid the blazing heat of summer during the middle of the day, without proper hydrating fluids that will keep her precious electrolytes in balance - and if she decides to don a black running outfit, it's likely that she will hit the pavement and be scooped up by an EMT and then driven to the closest ER.
While walking a couple of miles per day is fantastic, we have a brain in our head for a reason. We must use it so that the things that we do benefit our body rather than place it in harm's way.
3. Healthy Eating Plan
Ah - yet another potentially safe method for eradicating the fat. Yet this method also comes with risks when abused. Let's look at Tina again. After her week long stay at the hospital, the bland food assisted her in removing a few of those unwanted pounds - yet she has so many more to go.
After another three months of recovery, unfortunately she packed them back onto her body. She thinks back to the bland eating plan that she had while she was at the hospital. She remembers that she lost weight amid such. So - that was her solution! She decides to go on an aggressive restricted-calorie plan which contains a few baby carrots, a stick or two of celery and a couple of boiled eggs. Oh no - can you hear that emergency siren in the distance again? Bad Tina!
Calorie Needs for Individuals 171 to 180 Pounds
Individuals that weigh 171 pounds and lead an inactive lifestyle require about 2200 kcals per day. For moderate activity the requirements are 2565 and for active individuals, 2907 kcals.
Individuals that weigh at the top end of the range at 180 pounds need about 2350 kcals for an inactive lifestyle, 2700 for moderation and if they are active they require about 3060 kcals.
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Be sure to choose foods that are healthy based on recommended Food Group servings. For individuals requiring about 3000 calories per day they will require about 3 pieces of fruit, 4 cups of vegetables, 10 ounces of grains - half of which should be in the form of whole grains. They will also need about 1 cup of protein-based foods whether vegetable or animal-based such as a chicken breast or a 1/2 cup serving of cooked legumes.
They also require about 3 cups of milk; this incorporates other dairy servings. For example, those three cups can equal the following food selections: one and one-half ounces of low fat cheese, one cup of skim milk and six to eight ounces of reduced fat yogurt. Skim dairy products are the best choices as they contain more calcium per ounce and less calories.
Minimal oil is always recommended and necessary for a healthy body. Discretionary calories are optional calories which the dieter can add to their daily eating plan.