Daily Calorie Calculator

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If you want to lose weight you need to either increase your daily activities and take up some exercise, or decrease your daily caloric intake. The daily calorie intake calculator below will tell you what your current calorie intake has to be to maintain your weight. If you want to lose weight for good then reduce the calories that you have in your diet. See the "Calories needed a Day" article for more information.


Science tells us that 1 pound of fat is equal to 3500 calories, so a daily calorie deficit of 500 should result in the loss of one pound of fat per week. In reality things don't quite work that efficiently!


Everyone is different and has a different lifestyle and because of this everyone will have a different daily calorie intake requirement. The calculator below will give you are reasonable estimate of your current daily calorie intake. Using this you can calculate how many calories you can have to start reducing your weight.


Daily Calorie Calculator

By subtracting 500 calories from your daily intake value you will lose around 1 pound per week. This is based on the fact that one pound of fat is equal to 3500 calories, and 7 days worth of 500 calories = 3500 calories.


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Exercise Level:

None Existent - Desk Job, no additional exercise.
Light - Light Exercise / Sports 1-3 days per week
Moderate - Moderate Exercise / Sports 3-5 days per week
High - Hard Exercise / Sport 6-7 days per week


0 # Mr.John 2013-08-05 17:07
Just trying to find out what my calorie intake should be. I have an injury and am disabled. Can't perform any form of exercise and dreaddfully need to lose weight.
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+1 # RE: sunny 2013-07-22 20:06
great tool for dieters
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0 # I love thisJohn 2012-08-16 04:15
Now I know if I am really healthy :D
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+6 # RE: Debbie Wettergren 2012-08-13 18:19
I would like to know how many calories I need to maintain and also to lose weight. I have never know the exact amount. Please help
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+2 # caloric intake is a startLia 2012-05-21 15:34
I like this daily calorie calculator because it’s so straightforward and it gives you an idea of exactly what you need based on your body type AND your fitness/activit y level. So many of the other ones I’ve seen just ask if you’re male or female, your height, your current and goal weights, and that’s it. but there’s a big difference between someone who is active and always on their feet, or someone who is sedentary and pretty much moves from the computer desk to the couch in front of the TV and even drives to the corner store.
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+2 # RE: sarah 2012-05-05 14:49
very handy. Thanks!
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+2 # RE: char 2012-03-03 21:57
Quoting abijith manohar:
Please let me know what should be my calorie intake in order to reduce my weight. Thanks.

You can do it yourself. This thing lets you enter your stats (gender, height, weight, age, activity level, etc) in the little boxes, then just click "calculate" and it'll generate it automatically for you. :-)
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+1 # check it dailykellykatt 2012-03-03 21:39
I love this because you can check it every day based on your updated weight and how much you plan to exercise that day. If you just check this once, then you’re not using it right because you need to decide how much exercise you’re getting every day, not just on average. Also, if you are actually losing weight, then you will be lighter every week, so you have to re-enter your stats. So don’t forget to keep up to date, or you’ll just be messing yourself up!
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+1 # Mr.abijith manohar 2012-02-23 18:37
Please let me know what should be my calorie intake in order to reduce my weight. Thanks.
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0 # Great tooltara 2011-11-30 04:29
Great tool for weight loss!
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-6 # can't count caloriesbigbobby 2011-11-28 04:28
I don’t know what it is about calories but they’re just too small so it’s impossible to be accurate about measuring them. When I’m on a diet, I want to eat every calorie I’m entitled to since I don’t want to be hungry.

There’s got to be a better way to measure the impact of food on a diet than something as fussy as calories.
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0 # jan 2011-10-30 04:40
This is a very handy tool. I find that it pairs well with the daily activity calculator so that you can gauge how much you should be taking in, but you can also get a good idea of how much you're burning off through your increased exercise levels. The tools on this site work together very nicely.
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0 # antoniojones1968 2011-10-26 03:23
this should be one of the very first steps that anyone takes when they decide that they want to lose weight (or if you want to find out if you should be losing weight). You need to know what your end point is if you want to actually be successful in reaching it.
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+5 # Jennifer Voss 2011-10-20 12:37
I need lose weight and want goal weight is 185 lbs help me how can I lose thanks
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+3 # freddyboy 2011-10-03 04:22
This is a pretty good guideline. Though I went to my GP to find out how many calories I should be getting every day, I use that information for everyday, but then I use this resource to help me to decide how many fewer or more calories I can have if my activity level changes in a day.
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