Calorie target

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A calorie target is a specific number of calories that an individual aims to consume daily to achieve a specific health or fitness goal. Setting a calorie target can be an effective way to manage weight and improve overall health. The number of calories required for a person depends on various factors such as age, gender, height, weight, and activity level. For weight loss, a calorie deficit is required, which means consuming fewer calories than the body burns daily. Aiming for a 500-1000 calorie deficit per day can result in a safe and sustainable weight loss of 1-2 pounds per week. It is important to avoid excessively low-calorie targets, as they can cause nutrient deficiencies and negatively impact overall health. For weight maintenance, a calorie target can help to maintain a healthy weight by balancing the number of calories consumed with the number of calories burned through physical activity. Calorie targets can be calculated using various online calorie calculators that take into account an individual's personal details and activity level. It is essential to seek professional advice before starting any significant changes to diet or exercise routines.

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