Of all magazines (probably in UK), Cosmopolitan has been my favourite since i'm not keen spending $$ on magazines, but subscribing this one is a bargain. 12pounds for 12months, plus it comes in a handy travel size.
Upon reading a topic in Cosmopolitan March Edition 2009, i stumble upon a topic; Lose weight while you eat. An interesting part that caught my eyes is on "Your Personal Calorie Calculator" where they provide me with equations to figure out my personal metabolic rate. Kind of interesting right? Take out your calculators girls, and start counting yours! ^_^
Your Personal Calorie Calculators.
The typical woman's resting metabolic rate (the number of calories needed per day to sustain vital body functions) ranges from 1,200 to 1,600 calories. And for man is 1,400 to 2,400 calories as women have only two-thirds the muscle mass of men. And the more muscle u have, the faster your metabolism.
1. Your weight in pounds times 4.3
(1 kg equals to 2.2046 pounds)
2. Then add 655
3. Your height in inches times 4.7 then add to answer no 2.
(1 cm equals to 0.3937 inches)
4. Once you get the answer, substract to your age times 4.7
5. The result is your resting metabolic rate.
Then to get a rough figure on how many calories you need daily, multiply your resting metabolic rate by:
1.2 if u don't regularly exercise.
1.375 if u work out moderately two to three times a week.
1.55 if u work out moderately three to five times a week.
1.725 if u work out intensely (at least six or seven times a week).
I have work out that if i don't exercise regularly, my ideal calories will be 1727.31. Banyak pulak. =pp
The result, is the ideal number of calories you should consume each day. This could be useful for you to manage your daily intakes. If you want to lose weight, cut on calories then. But, this does not mean you don't have to eat, but you swap to low calories food.