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Weight Loss Calculator

This weight loss calculator is a great way to determine your daily calorie needs in order to lose the weight you want and reach your ideal weight.

This tool not only gives a recommended calorie intake, it is a goal calculator.

What this means is that it will estimate how long it will take you to lose the weight.

Use the guide below when selecting the activity level.

Activity Level Guide

Sedentary = Little or no exercise

Somewhat Active = Light exercise 1 - 3 days a week

Moderately Active = Moderate exercise or sports 3 - 5 days a week

Very Active = Hard exercise or sports 6 - 7 days a week

Extremely Active = Hard daily exercise or sports plus physical job or exercise two times a day

Weight Loss Calculator

in Years
Current Wgt
Goal Wgt

Your Daily Calorie Needs Are:

Maintain Weight
Lose 1lb Weekly
Lose 2 lbs Weekly

Approx. Time to Reach Goal Weight

1 lb
2 lbs

How to Use the Calculator

To use the calculator, select your gender, enter age, current weight, goal weight, height and activity level.

Click on calculate to find out how many calories to consume daily for maintaining weight, losing 1 pound a week or a 2 lb a week weight loss.

This weight loss tool will not go below a 1,000 a day calorie diet recommendation. If the recommendation falls below this number, you will receive a caution instead of the calorie needs.

Remember to come back to this page often as you lose weight and estimate how much longer it will take to reach your goal.

Your calorie budget will change as your weight changes so be sure you are adjusting as you lose weight.

Additional Calculators

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.

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BMR Calculator
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