Use this BMR calculator to determine your basal metabolic resting rate.
This calculator will tell you the number of calories per day you should
consume to maintain your existing weight based on the resting BMR.
can use either the metric or US measurements for this online tool.
Just select your gender and then plug in your weight and height
Be sure to select the correct measurement for each (pounds
or kg for weight and inches or cm for height).
You will be presented
with the calories per day based on
the input information.
To determine what your daily calorie intake
should be in order to start
losing weight, you will need to know and understand your basal
BMR is the amount of calories you
would burn while at rest.
Activity Level Guide
Little or no exercise
= Light exercise 1 - 3 days a week
= Moderate exercise or sports 3 - 5 days a week
= Hard exercise or sports 6 - 7 days a week
daily exercise or sports plus physical job or exercise two times a day
Results of the BMR Calculator
why two results? Well the BMR result is your resting rate. Basically
this means the amount of caloires you burn while inactive, like
Even though you are not active, your body is. In order
to breath, digest, pump blood and maintain body temperature, you need
This energy is the calories that are burned during these bodily
The second result is the amount of calories you need in order to
maintain your current weight based on your activity level.
more active you are the more calories you will require. This is because
you are already burning the calories you need in order to sustain life.
So if you add activity to this, you need to increase the amount of
calories you consume to maintain your weight.
you are trying to lose weight, then you need to reduce your calories.
You can do this by consuming (eating) fewer calories or increasing your
activity to burn more calories...or a combination of both.
you reduce the calories you eat, or increase the calories you burn by
500 each day, this would approximate to 1 pound loss for the week.
At 1000 calorie reduction, this would be 2 pounds per week of weight
recommend that you try to lose 1 - 2 pounds a week and no more. Studies
have shown that a quicker weight loss often leads to additional weight
gain once the diet is done.
So in order to keep the weight off,
you want to lose it slowly. This will help you develop lasting
lifestyle changes that will help ensure the weight stays off.
you are curious about the math behind this BMR calculator,
then read this page on the BMR calculation
Here are more free online calculators on this site. In addition to
these online tools, check out the weight loss tools
page for some offline
spreadsheets you can download to help you lose weight.
This online calculator helps you determine how many calories you need
each day in order to lose weight. With a nifty little slider, you can
even find out about how long it will take to reach your goals.
The Body Mass Index calculator will help you determine if you have a
potential health risk due to your current weight.
Find out how many calories you burned during your workout with this
free online tool.
Watchers Points Calculator
Are you a member? Then use these calculators to find the value in the
foods you eat. You will find one for the points plus system and one for
the original method.
If you want to lose weight but are not sure where to start, then check
out this article. These tips will help you understand what changes you
need to make in
your life to get fit and healthy.
With any weight loss plan, adding exercise can help you reach your
goals sooner. So use these tips to get started with your workout
Your BMI, or Body Mass Index, is tool used to determine if you are at a
health risk due to your current weight. Find out how it's calculated
and see if you are at risk.