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One more Reason Being a Cyclist is the Best Thing EVAH!!!  In One Equation….

From Tony at One Regular Guy Writing about Food, Exercise and Living Past 100

For men: 66 + (6.2 x weight) + (12.7 x height) – (6.76 x age)
For women: 655.1 + (4.35 x weight) + (4.7 x height) – (4.7 x age)

For me, once you include the special multiplier, the number works out to 2,952.

That’s how many calories I get to eat in a day.  Sometimes I go a little over, sometimes I’m under.

I am, obviously, outrageously active:

1.2 points for a person who does little to no exercise
1.37 points for a slightly active person who does light exercise 1–3 days a week
1.55 points for a moderately active person who performs moderate exercise 3–5 days a week
1.725 points for a very active person who exercises hard 6–7 days a week
1.9 points for an extra active person who either has a physically demanding job or has a particularly challenging exercise routine

I picked “A very active person” even though I’m probably “extra active” – better to err on the low side, I figure.

My number, should I choose a sedentary lifestyle, would be slightly over 2,000 calories.  Great if you love eating twigs, leaves and seaweed.  Not so much if you’d like to fire down a burger now and again.