This is the free calcount Calorie Calculator. Use this calculator to work out how many calories you need each day to maintain, lose, or gain weight. The calculator uses the Mifflin St Jeor formula, which is widely accepted in the nutrition science community.
The calculator will help you to get a sense of how many calories you should aim to eat and drink on a daily basis.
How to use the Calorie Calculator
Simply enter your details into the calculator before clicking the Calculate button. Remember to choose your current or planned activity level from the drop-down box. Alternatively, choose “BMR” to find out what your Basal Metabolic Rate is. Think of BMR as the amount of energy you would use if you did nothing but lie in bed all day.
Got Calories, now what?
After you get your numbers, you can get onto the task of controlling your calories. There really is no other way to lose weight, other than to use more energy than you put into your body. Use the Food Search Box to work out which foods and what size portions to eat and drink so that your personal calorie count is achieved. Then, monitor your weight with our Track Yourself web app.
Calorie control is a daily practice, you need patience and steadiness. One meal, snack, and drink at a time. If you know what you are putting into your body every day, you know what you will weigh at the end of the week.
Use the Calorie Calculator as you develop and change. More active lifestyles use more energy. Older people require less energy. Men need more calories than women, since they have larger muscle mass. Does it seem like you work out more in summer than in winter? Compare your results with different inputs. People change, it is therefore interesting to see how their calorie counts change with them.
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