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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.

Asked By: NorCal Guy - 2/23/2009
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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... More
Answered By: Coach Paul - 3/3/2009
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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... More
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Answered By: Haylee S - 2/23/2009
 
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. http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm
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Answered By: lazylikewally - 2/27/2009
 
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