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Calculate Daily Calorie! Daily Calorie Calculator:By subtracting 500 calories from your daily intake value you will lose around 1 pound per week. This is based on the fact that one pound of fat is equal to 3500 calories, and 7 days worth of 500 calories = 3500 calories.
If you want to lose weight you need to either increase your daily activities and take up some exercise, or decrease your daily caloric intake. The daily calorie intake calculator below will tell you what your current calorie intake has to be to maintain your weight.Science tells us that 1 pound of fat is equal to 3500 calories, so a daily calorie deficit of 500 should result in the loss of one pound of fat per week. In reality things don't quite work that efficiently!Everyone is different and has a different lifestyle and because of this everyone will have a different daily calorie intake requirement. The calculator below will give you are reasonable estimate of your current daily calorie intake. Using this you can calculate how many calories you can have to start reducing your weight.
- Daily Calorie Calculator
Instructions for this Daily Calorie Calculator
No physical exertion is required for this Daily Calorie Calculator. You simply need to enter your Gender,Height,Weight,Age,Exercise Level, information into the form below.
None Existent - Desk Job, no additional exercise.
Light - Light Exercise / Sports 1-3 days per week
Moderate - Moderate Exercise / Sports 3-5 days per week
High - Hard Exercise / Sport 6-7 days per week
♣ How does this calorie calculator work?
This is a health tool that will provide you an insight on how many calories you should have daily in order to maintain, gain or lose weight, especially if you are interested to make yourself a healty weight loss/weight gain plan with one or two lbs per week or 0.5 or 1 kg per week.
The calorie calculator is based on Mifflin-St Jeor equation and has 2 tabs for the 2 measurements systems: English with height in feet and/or inches and weight in lbs, and Metric with height in centimeters and weight in kilograms. You will need to choose which one of them you prefer and then input your data along with your age, gender and level of activity. You will see in the table below how our level of activity affects the number of calories our bodies need.
♣ How is your activity level affecting calories?:
The BMR value estimated by the above formulas is further on multiplied by an approximate factor/coefficient for each activity level from the list presented below. Please note that the coefficients are subjective and they do not assure 100% accuracy. This basically means that two people with similar data but with different lifestyles will have different intake needs.
Activity level Coefficient Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) - No or little exercise/sedentary 1.2000 Easy exercise (2-3 times/week) 1.3751 Moderate exercise (4 times/week) 1.41870 Active exercise (5 times/week) 1.46251 Very active exercise (5 times intense/week) 1.5500 Day by day exercise 1.6376 Day by day intense exercise/twice daily 1.7252 Daily exercise and physical activity/job 1.9100
♣ What is the daily calorie intake?
The average of the daily calorie intake for men is around 2,500 calories/day to maintain his weight, while for women is around 2,000 calories/day. The daily calorie need might vary depending on age, height, weight and levels of physical activity. The level of the daily calorie intake depends as well on the plans of the men or women in terms of gaining or losing weight. Somebody that wants to gain weight should reach a daily calorie level over the optimal level, while somebody that wants to lose weight should reach a daily calorie intake below the optimal.
♣ What to do to lose weight?
For the weight loss estimation the calculator subtracts from the BMR value obtained by Mifflin-St Jeor equation which is multiplied by corresponding coefficient either 500 calories/day for somebody who wants to lose 1 lb (0.5 kg equivalent) per week, or 1000 calories/day for somebody who wants to lose 2 lbs ( 1kg equivalent) per week.
So you need to follow either the value in the result or make scenarios based on the different levels of activities, do the multiplying and then subtract the number of calories according to your loss plan. You are advised to keep in this range because this accounts for a healthy dieting calories diminish that will not affect your health.
♣ What if you want to gain some pounds?
For the weight gain estimation the form adds to the BMR value obtained by Mifflin St Jeor equation which is multiplied by corresponding coefficient either 500 calories/day for somebody who wants to gain 1 lb ( 0.5 kg equivalent) per week, or 1000 calories/day for somebody who wants to gain 2 lbs ( 1 kg equivalent) per week.
The Mifflin-St Jeor equation used for the estimation of the BMR figure is explained here:
- For male: BMR=10 * [Weight in kg] + 6.25 * [Height in cm] - 5 * [Age in years] + 5
- For female: BMR=10 * [Weight in kg] + 6.25 * [Height in cm] - 5 * [Age in years] - 161
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