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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.

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GYPSYROVER 7/13/2013 4:45PM

    emoticon emoticon Great info to save!



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NEWME0519 6/30/2013 11:52AM

    Wow! I've didn't know this existed!

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DYNAMICDEB53 6/28/2013 2:22PM

    Thank you a great reminder.

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LYNNANN43 6/26/2013 10:46PM

    emoticon , Miss Debbie!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 6/26/2013 10:44PM

    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. emoticon

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DIFROMWYOMING 6/26/2013 10:17PM

    Very good info!

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