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Energy IS MEASURED IN KCAL. Different people require different amounts of energy. If too much energy is consumed above and beyond what we need this will result in weight gain, below what we need and this will result in weight loss.
Energy and the balance FOOD and EXCERCISE WEIGHT
The basal metabolic rate is the amount of energy we need when the body is completely at rest. It is the energy we need to keep our bodies functioning, to breath, think, digest food and pump blood around our bodies. Our BMR accounts for about 75% of a persons daily energy needs, the average BMR for a man is 1600KCAL and 1300KCAL for a woman. It can be higher or lower for individuals
Occupation Metabolism – BMR Male/female BMI Age Pregnant women Explain the factors which can effect a persons energy requirements.
You can calculate your body mass index by diving your height and weight. A shorter, thinner person will have a lower BMI compared to a taller heavier person, these people will have very different energy needs.