Daily Calorie Needs for Individuals Weighing 241 to 250 Pounds
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The Daily Caloric Values
Individuals that weigh about 240 pounds and lead an inactive lifestyle require a tab over 3100 kcals daily. For moderate activity the values increase by about 500 and for active states, about 400 kcals more.
This is in regards to the low end range so now what about that upper end at about 250 pounds?
Individuals that weigh about 250 pounds require a base amount of 3250 kcals per day and then we see an increase for moderate and active individuals. The more energy that is used (burned) amid activity, the more that will be expended.
The activity level of an Individual is just one factor which influences the numbers on the bathroom scales; there are several others. While an active Dave might look fat, an inactive Jim may be at his normal weight. In this situation, it is because Jim stretches in height to over six feet while Dave is at five foot and eight inches. So in this instance, height is part of the overall fitness equation.
Muscle Mass Versus Fat
Let's take a look at another situation. We have Jerry who weighs the same as Delta.
They are of the same height but while Jerry appears fit, Delta appears in need of losing.
The difference here involves gender. The male human body is comprised of more muscle mass than the female version. Muscle weighs heavier on the bathroom scales.
Verna is the same weight as her granddaughter Laura yet Verna appears much wider. She is 92 and Laura is 25. She was the same height as her granddaughter once she reached adulthood. Why does she appear to weigh more?
If Verna were to take a new measurement for her height she might discover that as she has aged the body frame has also aged with her and she is not quite as tall as she was in her younger years.
In addition, she is not as active so as in the situation above which involved Delta and Jerry, the granddaughter has more muscle tone and mass at her younger age. Therefore, she is able to weigh more without looking as heavy as her grandmother. In this situation, we have several influencing factors.
Working Out, Toning, Building Muscle Mass
We can't stress how important exercise is for the human body. We move more, we burn more energy. And it's a great remedy for those days when we may have slipped a few calories over our daily set total. We can burn off the overage by working out.
And the workout doesn't have to be aggressive.
For example, in Laura's situation - she is young so she might enjoy a more aggressive workout. She might like going to the skating rink or playing a game of beach volleyball with her friends and family.
As for the older Verna, these activities would not be appropriate for the vast majority of individuals in this age range. Therefore, walking makes a wonderful exercise outlet.
Example of 3,200 Calories Per Day Diet Based on Recommended Food Group Servings
Yes, there are many more things that have an impact on our bathroom scales - from our gender to our ethnic background to our metabolic rate. Every day is a balancing act where caloric intake and out take are involved. This is just one reason why it is important to step on the scales at least once per week; those excess pounds can build quickly and when we gain - it's easier to lose one or two than ten or twenty.