BMR 1,240 Calories per day
Your body will burn 1,240 calories each day if you engage in no activity.
This means that your body will burn 1,240 calories each day if you engage in no activity for the entire day.
The number of calories that your body requires per day in a resting state. It can vary from person to person and depends on your eating habits, body composition, and activity level.
The Basal Metabolic Rate is the amount of energy you need while resting in a temperature environment when your digestive system is inactive. In such a state, your energy will be used to maintain your vital organs.
The BMR decreases with age and increases with muscle mass.
1,240 Calories = 5.192 Kilojoules.
Calorie needs to to Lose Weight
To lose weight, you need to reduce your caloric intake below your total daily calorie requirements indicated by your Basal Metabolic Rate + your activity level.
Putting yourself in a 500-calorie deficit per day should result in the lost of one pound (0.5 Kg) per week.
In order to keep the weight off, you want to lose it slowly. This will help you develop lasting lifestyle changes that will help ensure the weight stays off.
Calorie needs to Maintain Weight
Once you have determined your BMR (1,240), you can multiply this number by the activity level that most suits your lifestyle, to determine the appropriate number of calories you need to consume to maintain your weight.
The more active you are the more calories you will require. This is because you are already burning the calories you need in order to sustain life.
Calories required to Gain Weight
If you want to gain body weight, you need to consume more calories than you burn.
One pound (0.5 Kg) of body weight is roughly equivalent to 3500 calories, so eating and extra 500 calories per day will cause you to gain one pound a week.
If you increase your calories to gain weight then gradually increase your level of physical exercise in order to maintain or increase your level of body mass.