This calculates your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) and also includes your unique activity level.
An essential number to know if you’re looking to lose, maintain or gain weight.
You will need to play around with and adjust your daily calories based on this amount for the desired goal you’re trying to achieve.
Going 300 or 400 calories a day under this number doesn’t guarantee weight loss and different people will find varying difficulty in losing weight. You will need to adjust based on regular weigh ins (weekly is fine).
Don’t let the word Keto throw you off here. You can select the desired amount of carbs based on your unique circumstances.
If you are overweight by more than 10 kg, lower carb intake will have it’s benefits. You don’t need to go too crazy here, but under 50 gms per day will help with your weight loss goals and still give you enough carbs for healthy function.
If you are highly carb dependant (muesli, fruit, toast for breakfast, wraps for lunch, carb snacks on a daily basis) then work to reduce to around 50 grams per day over the course of a week or 2 depending on how you’re feeling.
There may be a week or 2 of sluggishness, slight occasional headaches (too much and something is wrong) but a little discomfort as you’re getting used to things is to be expected.
If you’re unsure of anything, consult a health care professional or ask us anything via our contact page and we’d be happy to help.