Dr Oz: How Many Calories Should You Eat Per Day?
It’s time to change the way you think about calories, with the help of Dr Oz’s personalized calorie blue print. He’ll help you learn exactly how many calories you should eat each day to lose weight, according to your personal calorie type. As Chris Powell explained, we are all different which means we all burn a different number of calories. Once you understand your calorie type, it can give you a brand new feeling of control. It all comes down to calories in versus calories out but Chris revealed a simple three-step equation to help you determine exactly how many calories you should be consuming each day.
To find out how many calories you should consume each day, grab a calculator. Enter your weight then multiply that by eight and add 200 and the number you end with is how many calories you should eat. If you walk an average of 30 minutes per day, add 100 calories. That number is the number of calories you can eat each day to put your body into a “weight loss phase” as Powell explained.
Dr Oz: What’s your Calorie Type?
If you keep a food journal and find that you’re consuming more calories than you should, you can make simple swaps or changes to reach your calorie goal. Counting calories can be incredibly difficult and frustrating, which is why Powell likes to separate people into calorie types. Low calorie types are those who should eat 1500 calories or less, medium is those who should eat 1500-1800 calories, while high is 1800 calories or above. Once you know your category, if you eat that number of calories per day, you’ll lose weight. Simple as that!
Dr Oz: Add Volume With Vegetables + Dietary Fats
Instead of forcing people to count calories, Chris Powell implemented great strategies to help people stay within their calorie range. For low-calorie types, vegetables are key. Cauliflower rice or zucchini noodles are great ways to fill up without consuming a lot of calories. The key is to use low-calorie foods to add volume to meals because 400 calories of vegetables with some protein is a lot more food than 400 calories of plain chicken breasts.
Chris Powell also likes dietary fats because they trick the body into thinking they’re full. As much as Dr Oz hated hearing it, Chris suggested combining a can diet root beer with a tablespoon of heavy cream to make a root beer float. His clients then drink it before a meal because it fills them up without all the calories, helping them eat less at the meal.
For those with the medium calorie type, the key is filling up on protein like egg whites or Greek yogurt. Powell explained that nutrient-dense calories are important as well as vegetables for volume just like with low-calorie types. Great nutrient-dense foods are apples and sweet potatoes.
Finally, if you’re a high calorie type, you’re using both volumizing foods and nutrient-dense foods, while also add healthy fats to boost metabolism and reach the calorie number desired.