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How many calories should I be consuming per day considering I work at a sedentary job 8 hours a day?

I work at a stationary job for 8 hours a day 5 days a week. Since my job involves little exercise, how many calories should I be consuming per day as opposed to an ‘average’ diet? I try to exercise as well but since I don’t really do any physically strenuous work most of the time I need to work out a diet plan.

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3 Responses to “How many calories should I be consuming per day considering I work at a sedentary job 8 hours a day?”

  1. Haylee S said:

    Calories is a large topic when it comes to weight loss. We need to know 3 definitions: the amount of calories in our food, the amount of calories a specific activity uses up each hour, and last but not least our own personal daily allowance of calories. The one method that really worked for me was wu-yi tea, it can be viewed in the resource box underneath, they have a limited number of free trials remaining, it has been highlighted in Fox News and CNN. I melted away thrity pounds, it really does work!

  2. lazylikewally said:

    The number of calories you need depends on your gender, age, current weight, and height. This is a really good calculator for estimating the number of calories you need per day.

  3. Coach Paul said:

    Your body burns a certain amount of calories each day whether you exercise or not. We each have what is called a Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR). This rate gradually decreases with age. To the BMR you add the total calories used during the day due to all exercise and activity, which gives you your Active Metabolic Rate.

    I am 6′, 170 lbs and 52 years old. My basal metabolic rate is about 1700 calories burned per day. To that number I can add whatever calories I burn during the day due to activity and exercise. That will tell me approximately how many total calories I will burn up in a day.

    Once you know this number you can eat however many calories you choose in order to lose, gain or maintain your weight. You burn about 3500 more calories than you consume to lose a pound.

    I have a page posted at my website that explains this further. You can also input your own info to see your own numbers as far as calories used in a day.

    Good health and good luck!


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