Recommended daily calorie intake calculator

"Discover your recommended daily calorie intake with our calorie intake calculator...."

What is my recommended daily calorie intake? Well that varies from person to person depending on their weight, height, age, gender and level of daily activity.

Sounds complicated? No worries! With our calories burned calculator you can calculate your personal BMR (basal metabolic rate) and daily calorie requirements to maintain your current weight. (Advice on burning additional calories, and therefore losing weight, will follow.)

What is Basal Metabolic Rate? BMR is the amount of calories you would burn up in 24 hours if you were in a complete state of rest i.e. sleeping.

Recommended Daily Calorie Intake Calculator

Fill in the fields and click “Calculate Calories Needed Per Day”. The results will return your BMR and recommended daily calorie intake (Calories to maintain weight).

Enter your Weight (pounds or kilos) Enter age (in years)
  
Gender
Enter your Height (inches or cm)
  
Select Your Activity Level:
Basal Metabolic Rate =

Calories Needed Per Day =

Your calories needed per day is the amount of calories that you should consume to maintain your current weight. If you increase your daily calorie intake (and/or decrease your daily activity level) you will put weight on and, obviously, if you decrease daily calorie intake (and/or increase daily activity level) you will lose weight.

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So just how many calories does one have to burn to lose weight?

A pound of body fat contains around 3500 calories, so you can either burn 3500 calories through exercise (see how many calories burned during exercise) or reduce your calorie intake by 3500 calories (over a responsible time period) and you will lose one pound of body weight. Therefore burning or subtracting 500 calories a day will see a 1 pound weight loss per week.

A combination of both calorie intake reduction (through a healthy nutritional diet) and exercise is the best method for lasting weight loss. And certainly weight loss goals beyond a certain point are near to impossible without regular exercise.

Note: Doctors recommend that daily calorie intake should not be less than 1200 calories for women and 1800 calories for men. (Visit your GP for advice).

Another way of calculating a safe minimum daily calorie intake is by reducing daily calorie intake by only 15-20% below your current daily calorie requirements.

 


 

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