How to calculate roughly how much you should be consuming....This is the Schofield calculation, a rough guide, which calculates your basic metabolic rate (BMR) - which calculates rough energy requirements based on your size.

Females 18-29 years:

14.8 x (your weight in KG) + 487 = (Note calories could be 120 above or below this number)

If you are inactive times this number by 1.4

If you are moderately active times this number by 1.6

If you are very active times this number by 1.8

Females 30-59 years:

8.3 x (your weight in KG) + 846 = (Note calories could be 112 above or below this number)

If you are inactive times this number by 1.4

If you are moderately active times this number by 1.6

If you are very active times this number by 1.8

Males 18-29 years:

15.1 x (your weight in KG) + 692 = (Note calories could be 156 above or below this number)

If you are inactive times this number by 1.4

If you are moderately active times this number by 1.7

If you are very active times this number by 1.9

Males 30-59 years:

11.5 x (your weight in KG) + 873 = (Note calories could be 167 above or below this number)

If you are inactive times this number by 1.4

If you are moderately active times this number by 1.7

If you are very active times this number by 1.9

Obviously this is a rough guide which will be sufficiently accurate for most, but if you have a very high muscle tone you should expect to need more calories and if you have very high fat mass you should expect to need less calories.

If you have a dietary condition or would like a more detailed diet plan, it is recommended you contact a fully qualified nutritionist.

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