Celebrity Secrets - In Pursuit Of Beauty And Health Part 3
We have discussed how the stars and celebs use portion control and regular exercise to control their weight and maintain good health. In this third section we will introduce food selection to help bring our diet and exercise plan to an even higher level of success.
The types of food we consume go a long way towards determining how we look and feel. If we make careful and intelligent choices we will have lots of energy and feel and look great - on the other hand if we ignore just a few readily grasped principles we will wind up feeling bloated, fat, sluggish, and dull! So let's get right down to it and start with total food intake in terms of calories which is an easy place to begin.
There is an excellent chart that I frequently consult HERE that gives you the number of calories you need to eat each day to maintain a given weight based upon your height, sex, age and activity level - of course these are only approximation but I find that the chart works very well for me and many people I know. For example if you are a female of 38 years of age and 5' 5" who is moderately active and wishes to weigh 120 pounds then you will be able to consume about 1922 calories per day - the same person with a sedentary lifestyle can only consume 1600 calories per day but if she is extremely active then she can eat up to 2562 calories per day and weigh 120 pounds. People following our exercise recommendations can consider themselves "very active" on the chart. If you are a woman of 50 years of age who is 5' 3" and wishes to weigh 130 pounds and to be very active then you can eat 2141 calories per day. Naturally these are approximations since metabolism and physique including bone structure play a large role here. Note that by following our exercise plan mentioned in part 2 of our guide your metabolism will speed up.
When looking over your calorie level notice that increased physical activity does 2 things which are really the same - it raises the amount of calories you can eat to maintain a given weight and it lowers the weight you will maintain at a given caloric intake. Either way you take it - increased physical activity allows you to eat more at a given weight which is always nice!Continued on the next page