Daily Calorie Intake Calculator
Calculate daily calorie intake for dieting, weight lost,
maintaining or gaining weight
Daily Calorie Intake Calculator. Calculate your recommended daily calorie intake.
Find out if you need to lose weight, calculate your body mass index, BMI:
How Many Calories to Intake Daily?
The calculator provides an estimate of calories you
are currently spending a day. One pound (453 grams) of body fat is equal to 3500 calories,
so daily calorie deficit of 500 calories should result in 1 pound body
fat loss in one week. Do
not attempt to decrease your calories too fast to get weight lost more than
1 pound (453
grams) in one
week. High rate fat loss can be suitable for very obese people
after consulting a family doctor or a professional diet specialist. Lowering
your calorie intake less than 500 daily
should be an exception rather than a recommended rule. Increase your daily exercise level to lose weight faster.
Minimum Daily Calorie intake
When reducing calories: Do not lower your calorie intake by more
than 500 calories below your daily body needs. Doing so may cause
an opposite response, which can lead to the yo-yo diet effect. Lower your daily calories gradually, not fast. A sudden drop in daily calorie intake (less than 500 calories)
can cause your metabolism to slow.
Calculate your recommended daily calorie intake to lose
weight, maintain or gain your weight. To lose your weight, 500 calories
are subtracted per day for each pound (454 grams) you plan to lose
every week. To gain weight, 500 calories are added per day for each
pound (454 grams) you want to gain every week. Total caloric levels
less than 1200 calories and weight loss of more than 2 pounds (908
grams) per week are not recommended. For more balanced approach to
a 1 pound per week weight loss, increase your physical activity (exercise
more). We can recommend to decrease calorie intake by 250 calories
per day and exercise more to spend the other 250 calories. This approach
prevents a possible decrease in your metabolic rate and promotes increased
lean muscle mass.