The number of calories burned directly depends on your weight, gender, exercise intensity, and metabolic rate. As you can imagine, the figures given below are rather arbitrary. However, you will find them on most specialized calorie calculating sites.
It is believed that such data are the average, that is, in our case, they are suitable for women weighing from 65 to 70 kilograms. However, even if your weight is different from the above, our article will help form an idea of the work of your body and the expenditure of energy that occurs during the day.
It is no secret that those calories that enter our body during the day should be in the same volume (and if you want to lose weight, then more) and spent, otherwise, the excess will be deposited in fat. This is why it is important to know how much has gained and how much has departed.
Of course, the more we move, do physical exercise, and active leisure activities, the more likely it is that we will not gain weight. But it is not always possible to get to the gym. So how to "burn" the excess. Let's figure it out.
So, to repeat the important points that we must always consider:
- if we eat more than we expend energy, our weight will gradually increase;
- if we eat as much as our body needs to cover energy needs, our weight is stable;
- if we eat less than the body needs to provide itself with energy, it will use it from fat reserves, and this will lead to weight loss.
What exactly our body spends energy on?
- basic energy exchange;
- performing any work or physical activity - this takes 15-30% of incoming kilocalories, depending on the type of activity;
- digestion and assimilation of food - the body spends 5-10% of the energy consumed to work on the digestion of food.
Even when we (as it seems to us) are not doing anything: sleeping, lying on the couch - our body wastes energy. Calories are needed for everything: for breathing, for maintaining a comfortable body temperature, for the beating of our heart.
How to calculate the number of calories burned?
Use our calculator for that.
For the calculation, approximate data are taken, since the rate of calories spent per day depends on gender, age, height, weight, individual characteristics of the body, and, by the way, on the season.
Excess calories which were spent during exercise and work must be replenished if your task is to maintain the result or gain body weight.