Facing the next bigger size of cute jeans at your favorite store?
It may be that your body needs a metabolism boost.
One of the easiest ways to do this is to determine your daily caloric needs. To rev up your fat-burning engine, you don’t want to burden your system with too much or too little food.
Figure out how many calories you need to consume each day to lose weight and keep your metabolism humming. Caloric level is determined by taking into account your age, sex, height, weight, lean body mass and activity level.
Use this quick formula to give you an idea of how many calories you should need on a daily basis. You may want to consult with a nutritionist for individual needs. Multiply your body weight by 11. For example, a 150-pound woman on average would need to consume 1,650 calories per day to lose weight. If you’re very active, you can multiply your weight by 12.