Tuesday, May 29, 2012
How many calories a day does one really need?
Eleven per pound if you spend 2 hours or less a week in the gym, and 12 if you work out for 3 to 4 hours or have a physically active job, according to the director of nutrition at the California Health & Longevity Institute.
But if you want to slim down, run the equation using your ideal weight. You'll probably find that the difference is just 150 to 300 extra calories a day.