Calorie Calculator helps in calculating Daily Average Calorie needs of a person. This calculator would be of immense use to those intending to lose weight. Calorie requirements can vary depending on the lifestyle. A sedentary lifestyle (e.g. Office desk work) would require less calories as compared to the calories required by an athlete. This calculator indicates an approximate calorie requirement for a person having a normal lifestyle.
The amount of calories you should eat every day depends on a few things:
Age, height and gender
Daily activity level
If you want to lose, maintain or gain weight
The Calorie Calculator can be used to estimate the calories you need to consume each day. This calculator can also provide some simple guideline if you want to gain or lose weight.
How many calories do you really need?
Whether you're trying to lose weight, gain weight, or stick to your current weight, you might be tempted to look up the suggested calories per day for your gender, age, and activity level. The following chart should only be used as a reference point because every person is so different metabolically even when they are the same size and gender.
To maintain weight, the chart below shows you your daily calorie limit. It's based on your age, activity level, and the BMI (body-mass index) of 21.5 for women and 22.5 for men.
To lose weight, about 0.5 kg per week -- reduce total calories in the chart by 500 a day.
To gain weight, add 500 calories per day for 0.5 kg you want to gain per week.
For successful weight loss that you can maintain over time, our nutrition expert recommends choosing foods that are lower in calories but rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other nutrients.