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# Calorie Calculation 101

### Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A few years ago I was taking dietetics classes, with the thought of becoming a registered dietitian. It was an online course of study through the local community college. I told them upfront that I had a full-time job, and no one thought to tell me that I would have to complete 1200 hours in an internship before being able to sit for the exam. Once I learned that, I changed schools and course of study.

Anyway, I did take a year's worth of classes and one of the things I learned was how to calculate your caloric needs. I wanted to check something and didn't have my books readily available, so I did a Spark search and found a page called Calorie Calculation 101.

www.sparkpeople.com/reso
urce/calorie_calculation10
1.asp

This explains how Spark calculates your caloric range and the formulas are exactly what I learned in my class. If you have never looked at this page, it is definitely worth a read. The ranges SP assigns make so much sense once you run through the calculations for your basal metabolic needs! It also give you a better picture of how calories burned through exercise fit into the equation.

• GYPSYROVER
Great info to save!

1713 days ago
• NEWME0519
Wow! I've didn't know this existed!

1726 days ago
• DYNAMICDEB53
Thank you a great reminder.
1728 days ago
• BARBARAROSE54

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• RAINBOWMF

1730 days ago
• LYNNANN43
, Miss Debbie!
1730 days ago
• DAWNWATERWOMAN
Funny you should post this tonight. I just used this last Saturday to work up my food plan again. I try to stay within a certain range. Thanks for sharing it with us. This is most awesome info for anyone who chooses to use it.
1730 days ago
• DIFROMWYOMING
Very good info!
1730 days ago
• BRE2003SB

1730 days ago