Your Daily Calories

Use this calculator to determine how many calories your body needs in a day to maintain your current weight.



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Activity Level


Activity Levels

Sedentary Lifestyle — Little or no exercise.

Lightly Active Lifestyle — Light exercise or sports 1 - 3 days/week.

Moderately Active Lifestyle — Moderate exercise or sports 3 - 5 days/week.

Very Active Lifestyle — Hard exercise or sports 6 - 7 days a week.

Extra Active Lifestyle — Very hard exercise or sports 6 - 7 days a week.

To lose weight, eat 500-1000 fewer calories per day than calculated, or as an alternative, eat 15-20% fewer calories than calculated. If you increase your physical activity, you can consume more calories and still lose weight as long as you eat fewer calories than calculated.

Note: Leaner bodies need more calories than less lean bodies. This calculator is very accurate in all but the very muscular (will under-estimate calorie needs) and the very fat (will over-estimate calorie needs).

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