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Calories Per Day Calculator

How many calories per day your body burns

This adult daily calories calculator gives an approximation of your basal metabolic rate - the number of calories per day your body burns, and therefore the number of calories you could eat per day to maintain your current weight.

If your goal is to lose weight by burning off excess body fat, aim to eat 500 fewer calories per day than your daily caloric needs, and maintain or increase your exercise activity.

Do not go below 1200 calories per day unless you are on a medically supervised weight loss program or after consultation with your doctor.

Calories Per Day Calculator for Adults

Your height: feet inches
Your weight: pounds
Your age: years
Activity level:
To maintain your current weight you'll need: calories per day
Note: these calculations are based on averages. Athletes may require a higher caloric intake to maintain their current weight.
This calorie calculator is intended for adults. For children, consult the Pediatric Calories per Day Calculator. For a metric calculation, use the Metric Daily Caloric Expenditure Calculator

How to Lose Weight

Walk of Life 10-Week Program: Free
Our free 70-day weight loss and fitness program. Each day you have a walking assignment, fitness lesson, healthy recipe, weight loss and nutrition tip, and a bulletin board blog to cheer each other onward.

1200 and 1500 Calorie Diets
Use these portion suggestions for a balanced 1200 or 1500 calorie weight loss diet.

How to Walk Off Weight
This tutorial will describe how walking burns calories and fat, what speed is appropriate, how long and how often to walk, and methods to track your activity.

Calculate Your Walking Calories

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~These calculator scripts written by Wendy Bumgardner and Will Glessner

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