Daily Calorie Estimator

Basal Metabolic Rate and Daily Calorie Counter

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What does this number tell me?

This is the number of estimated calories you need to consume a day to maintain your current weight.

What if I want to lose weight/lose fat?

You will want to decrease this amount by 500 calories per day. Please Note: For women, your calories should not drop below 1200 calories and 1800 calories for men according to The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).  This is even really low to begin with.  By decreasing your calories too much, you will lose muscle mass faster.  You might want to gradually decrease your calories week by week.

What if I am looking to build muscle, bulk up, or gain weight?

Increase this maintenance amount of calories by 500 per day.  You will most likely gain fat while you bulk up.  It is recommended that you gradually add calories week by week to limit fat gain.

How is this Calculated?

The formula uses the The Harris Benedict Equation, which uses your BMR and then adds an activity factor to determine your total daily calories.

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