Calorie Calculator – Calculate Your Daily Calorie Needs
How many calories you need to lose or gain weight?
So is it even possible to guess the number of calories we need and how precisely can we do it?
There is something known as “Basal Metabolic Rate” (BMR). BMR is the number of calories your body needs just for its basic functions (example: breathing, to keep your hearth beating and so on). Yes, this BMR index is individual for everyone, but it depends mostly on your age, gender, weight and height. From that we can consider it safe to calculate your BMR based on informations you have provided in this calorie calculator.
We then use this number of calories to figure out how many calories total you need per day in order to maintain your current weight. Yes I know it’s not only the BMR that comes in place. Nobody spends their days doing absolutely nothing… Or should I say almost nobody? That’s why you also have to provide/select your general activity level.
The rest is quite easy. It is well known that roughly a deficit of 500 calories/day leads to losing a pound/week. So this calorie calculator just figures out the right numbers based on all this. No rocket science, just some simple math.
Don’t forget that each one’s body is individual so these calculations can rarely be 100% reliable in individual cases. Your real BMR can differ than the ideal one we calculate here. Or the calorie deficit to weight loss ratio can be higher or lower in your case.