Calories Intake Calculator
How many calories should I eat?
Are you obese and need to lose weight? Or do you want to know the calorie intake required to maintain weight? Find out what is your recommended caloric intake for a day according to your activity to maintain, lose or gain weight? What is your recommended daily intake of different nutrients to maintain your health? The answers for all these questions and more are present in our online calories requirement calculators.This calculator gives you the basal metabolic rate (BMR), daily requirements of calorie, carbohydrates, proteins, and fats in terms of calories and grams/day in adult males and females in 3 cases:
This calorie intake calculator will help you, if you are trying to lose weight and control obesity. Obviously, if you are trying to lose weight, you must burn more calories than you take in. The best way and the accepted way for weight loss is to lose weight over a long run, making slight intake reduction changes and slight increases in calorie burning.
Recommended Daily Calorie Intake to Lose Weight
*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.
Once you know ho many calories you should take in a day, stick to a uniform diet and exercise plan till you achieve the desired results. Your daily calorie requirement will vary from day to day and slight adjustments might be needed in your exercise and diet to compensate those variations. Adjust your calorie intake per day accordingly! Use our calorie intake calculator to calculate the number of calories you need to maintain weight, gain or lose weight.