Calorie Needs Averages for Man - Large Frame

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Defining Energy Needs, Males: Large Size Body Frame

Got a large skeletal frame and you're wondering how many daily calories that your body requires to support your recommended weight OR your current weight? Let's see....

Example: The Daily Calorie Needs for a man with a large frame who is 5'5" tall and leads a Moderate Lifestyle needs an average calorie intake of about 2280.

Let's call our guy Fred. If he decides to till his garden space, then mow his big yard with a hand mower, then put up a fence - then move a pile of heavy stones from one pile to another area, then Fred will require far more than 2584 kcals - the number of which is required for an active lifestyle. 

If Fred were of medium frame size he would require fewer energy values.

For example, a man who is his same height and of moderate activity level requires about 2138 kcals - more than 100 calories difference.

Conclusions, The Body's Set Point

While body frame size matters and impacts recommended weight as well as caloric needs, several other factors also influence what we weigh - including our age, muscle mass, climate and our rate of metabolism.

the human body has an excellent method of keeping weight in balance; it is only when there is a significant occurrence in the amount of energy being expended or consumed when shifting of the bathroom scale numbers start to occur. The 'set point' works to balance our daily intakes in the most efficient manner possible.

For example, on a particular day Dave might be exceptionally busy. He might participate in a local baseball game, then go out camping with his friends later in the day, having to walk a good mile into the campgrounds with a loaded backpack.

The following day, he does nothing except toast marshmallows on the campfire, enjoy smores and exchange stories with his friends.

Once he arrives back home, he goes to sleep. Other than the walk out at the campsite, he had virtually zero activity for the day. When he awakes on the following morning, he steps onto his bathroom scales; they show about the same number as they did on the day before yesterday - give or take a few ounces.

This is why those zany - but fun dieting tips that recommend such things as 'skip one soda and day and lose 20 pounds in a year' just don't work over the long term. Nor does substituting sugar substitutes for real sugar. The body finds a way to get in the amount of energy that it is used to consuming.

As in Dave's situation, he burned off a significant amount of energy on the day he went camping and played ball. But he did nothing dramatic on the following day and remained in a very inactive state. He also beefed-up his food intake, eating quite a few smores and other goodies from the campfire.

The body always finds a way to make up for lost energy. This is one reason it is so difficult when an individual starts a new weight loss plan. The body is still used to getting a certain amount of energy values; it requires time to adjust. In the beginning, this period is commonly referred to as simply getting used to one's diet plan - or 'allowing the stomach to shrink'. As the plan progresses it is commonly known as a 'weight loss plateau'. And at the end of the journey, it is known as 'these last ten pounds are so hard to get off!'.

Calorie Needs Averages for Man With Large Body Frame Size

MEN - LARGE FRAME

 

Daily Calorie Needs

Height

Weight Ranges

 

Inactive

Moderate

Active

5'2

138

150

1872

2160

2448

5'3

140

153

1905

2198

2491

5'4

142

156

1937

2235

2533

5'5

144

160

1976

2280

2584

5'6

146

164

2015

2325

2635

5'7

149

168

2061

2378

2695

5'8

152

172

2106

2430

2754

5'9

155

176

2152

2483

2814

5'10

158

180

2197

2535

2873

5'11

161

184

2243

2588

2933

6'0

164

188

2288

2640

2992

6'1

168

192

2340

2700

3060

6'2

172

197

2399

2768

3137

6'3

176

202

2457

2835

3213

6'4

181

207

2522

2910

3298

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In Summary

The size of one's body frame does compute into the Energy Need Factor, but it is only one component in determining the energy values required for a particular individual.

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