Calorie Calculator

So you’re interested in finding out how many calories you need to consume each day so not to lose or gain weight? If so great, you’ve come to the right place. please complete the below form to find out those magic numbers!

Harris-Benedict Calculator (Total Daily Energy Expenditure)

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So you’re interested in finding out how many calories you need to consume each day so not to lose or gain weight? If so great, you’ve come to the right place. please complete the below form to find out those magic numbers!

If you care about your health and weight the Harris-Benedict calculator (BMR calculator), which runs on the Harris-Benedict equation, is the tool for you! Below will explain how you can use this simple tool and use it to your advantage.

What is BMR?

Your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is equivalent to the amount of energy (in the form of calories) that your body needs to function if it were to rest for 24 hours.

How can you calculate your BMR?

Calculating your basal metabolic rate is easy; all you need to measure is your weight and height, although your age and sex also come into play. The calculators for both sexes are as follows:

  • For men: BMR = 10 x weight (kg) + 6.25 x height (cm) – 5 x age (years) + 5
  • For women: BMR = 10 x weight (kg) + 6.25 x height (cm) – 5 x age (years) – 161

What is the Harris-Benedict equation?

The Harris Benedict Equation is a formula that uses your BMR and then applies an activity factor to determine your total daily energy expenditure (calories).

How to determine the Harris-Benedict equation?

To determine your total daily calorie needs, multiply your BMR by the appropriate activity factor, as follows:

  • Sedentary (little or no exercise) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.2
  • Lightly active (light exercise/sports 1-3 days/week) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.375
  • Moderately active (moderate exercise/sports 3-5 days/week) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.55
  • Very active (hard exercise/sports 6-7 days a week) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.725
  • If you are extra active (very hard exercise/sports & a physical job) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.9

Keeping a healthy diet and using the Harris-Benedict calculator to keep an eye on your BMR will make it easier for you to stay in good health. Thanks to the above equation you can know the perfect amount of calories to eat if you want to keep your body weight as it is. If you are looking to gain or lose weight, you can also use this number as a point to eat more or less then, respectively. Please remember to consult a medical expert if you are looking to gain or lose a lot of weight.

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