Estimating Total Calories Needed

Calculator for determining how many calories you need to be eating per day

The following are nutritional guidelines for a normal healthy adult engaging in a endurance / resistance training program and in no way should be taken over the advise of your Physician, Dietitian or Nutritionist. Always check with them before beginning any weight loss program or calorie restricted plan. The calorie calculations are a rough estimate or starting point and should be adjusted to lose only 1-2 lbs per week. Some individuals may be higher or lower based on their body fat percentage and metabolic requirements.

Sedentary – No exercise and you sit at work all day.

Lightly Active – No exercise but you are very active at work or walk a lot.

Moderately Active – Job has some work and you exercise 3 hours or less a week.

Very Active – Active at work and you workout 6-9 hours a week.

Extremely Active – Involved in a highly active competitive sport.

The calculators results, is a rough estimate of your daily caloric requirements to maintain your weight. If you want to lose weight or gain weight, start with a plus or minus 10% of your results and go from there.