What Role Do Calories Really Play in the Modern World?

Written by GuestAuthor

By Susan Smith

calorie-tips“We live in a fitness-conscious world governed by a formidable King known as Calorie. He is revered by everybody across the globe and anybody who disobeys him ends up becoming fat!”

The above statement was made by a colleague while we were exercising at a local gym. I agree with her because today, calories control how we lead our lives.

Analyzing daily calorie intake

A lot of people are confused about the right amount of calories that should be consumed in a day. The ideal figure varies from person to person and depends on a lot of factors such as age, height, sex and lifestyle. For example, the amount of calories needed by a six-foot 25 year old male will significantly vary from a 50 year old male with similar physical attributes.

Calorie intake values vary across regions. Take the example of the United States. American health authorities claim recommend an average of 2700 calories and 2200 calories per day for men and women respectively. Compare this with the corresponding figures of 2500 calories and 2000 calories for men and women in the UK.

Are you aware about the daily count of calories required by you?

The changing times

Let us face reality with a straight face. In 2013, American men and women eat significantly greater than their predecessors in 1980 or 1990. The reason for this is that food is served in bigger portions these days. Take the example of modern burgers. The average cheeseburger contains anywhere near 600 calories, almost twice that of burgers in the 1990s.

Our bodies are undergoing a constant evolution to adapt to changing food habits and lifestyles. The calories we take in translate into energy for metabolic activities, respiratory activities and blood circulation.

Have your food habits changed from let’s say, ten years ago?

Achieving the perfect energy balance

Energy balance is a simple concept that represents the balance between calories consumed through food and spent through physical activities.

In order to maintain the same body weight, it is crucial that energy consumed is equal to energy spent. Obesity results from excess calorie intake (combined with insufficient exercise) while weight loss occurs when a calorie deficit arises by eating inadequately (combined with significantly higher physical activity).

Do you wish to maintain, lose or gain weight? Whatever be your need, I recommend that your first approach a fitness expert or nutritionist to analyze your eating habits and lifestyle. Respect calories and eat right to minimize illness risks and lead long lives!

Author the author 

Susan Smith is a fitness enthusiast and serves as the Online Marketing & Sales Manager at Promo Direct (http://www.promodirect.com), a firm offering quality promotional products to a diverse range of businesses across America. Susan loves interacting with business owners and provides them with quality solutions for their branding needs.
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PromoDirect
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/PromoDirect
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/PromoDirectVideos

(Visited 32 times, 1 visits today)

Get Guided Help with Your Narcissistic Abuse Recovery

Subscribe and get a special email series from Angie – packed with free gifts to help you heal and evolve!

Where are you in your recovery?

 

Subscribe

We won’t send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time.

Powered By ConvertKit

Disclosure – Click to Read

advertisement

Award for Angie’s YouTube Channel

You're not alone.

We have been there and we can help you heal.

Related Articles

Narcissists and the Karpman Drama Triangle

Narcissists and the Karpman Drama Triangle

How narcissists fit in with the Karpman Drama Triangle and use it to manipulate and control you. Plus: how you can overcome this kind of manipulation and heal yourself of codependency in the process

What is a covert narcissist?

What is a covert narcissist?

Unlike the overt narcissist, the covert narcissist will not necessarily display narcissistic behavior that is immediately recognizable. You might even think they’re an empath because they seem so modest, so sensitive and so very unsure of themselves. A covert narcissist is someone who has narcissistic personality disorder (or might, if they’d ever go see a psychologist for a diagnosis), but who doesn’t seem to have the obvious grandiosity factor. They don’t always seem to act as self-important as the more overt narcissist. They don’t appear to feel like they’re better than everyone – at least not before you know them well. They appear to be vulnerable and oversensitive, which will often manifest in their behavior as hostility and defensiveness. They will be the one who is quietly looking down their nose at you, judging you and everyone else around them harshly and often unfairly.

Get Guided Help with Your Recovery & Stay Up to Date With The Latest News & Updates

Join the SPANily! Start with our free newsletter.

Subscribe and get a special email series from Angie - packed with free gifts to help you heal and evolve!

    Where are you in your recovery?
    We respect your privacy. Unsubscribe at any time.
    Powered By ConvertKit

    Pin It on Pinterest

    Share This

    Share this post with your friends!