Calculating Daily Calories

Here is a calculator that determines how many calories you need to eat each day, plus lots of other information, based on your height, weight and your estimated activity level.

Daily Calorie Calculator

Enter the following data
Your gender
Your height
Your weight
Your age years
Your activity
Automatic recalculation   
Results
Basal Metabolic Rate
A. Requirements to maintain current weight
Calories cal
Carbohydrates (55%) cal = gm
Proteins (15%) cal = gm
Fats (30%) cal = gm
B. Requirements to lose weight by  per week *
Calories cal
Carbohydrates (55%) cal = gm
Proteins (15%) cal = gm
Fats (30%) cal = gm
C. Requirements to gain weight by  per week
Calories cal
Carbohydrates (55%) cal = gm
Proteins (15%) cal = gm
Fats (30%) cal = gm

*To lose weight, 500 calories are subtracted per day for each pound you want to lose every week. To gain weight, 500 calories are added per day for each pound you want to gain every week. However, total calorie levels < 1200 calories are not recommended and weight loss of > 2 pounds per week is also not recommended.

For a more balanced approach to a 1 pound per week weight loss, increase your activity. Decrease calorie intake by 250 calories per day and exercising to expend (use up) the other 250 calories. This approach prevents a decrease in your metabolic rate and promotes increased lean muscle mass.

source: this calculator was provided by allnutritionals.com (no longer active)

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