Daily Calories Vs Weekly Calories

Calorie counting, everyone’s favourite thing! NOT. With AGFT’s Team Training having just kicked off, this seems like a relevant topic to preach about. It can be hard to get into the habit of tracking your food and if you’ve never done this before, it can take a while until you’re consistently hitting your daily calorie targets. Of course you should try your best to reach your daily calorie allowance but sometimes life gets in the way and this just isn’t possible. So what do you do in this scenario? Space the remaining calories out over the next few days, or even the full week. Here’s an example! Let’s go back to primary school maths class and use Sam as an example - everyone say hi to Sam. Sam’s goal is to consume 2,000 calories per day. This equates to 14,000 calories per week. If they were to only consume 1,600 calories on Monday then they would have 400 calories to make up for during the week. There’s 6 days left, so take the spare 400 calories and divide this by 6 to give us approximately 66 calories. All that’s left for us to do is to add 66 calories to our daily calorie goals for the next 6 days, until we’re back at Monday! This still means that Sam is hitting 14,000 calories that week, even though they messed up a little on Monday!

Maths is over, get out of my classroom. This method is definitely easier than trying to consume all of your missed calories the day after - 400 calories extra in a single day can be a challenge, especially if you’re using these up with good quality food and not junk. I hope this helps you out a bit, if you have any questions then all you need to do is ask!


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