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Calculate Your Recomended Calorie Intake!

Your body needs energy to carry out daily activities. This energy comes from the foods we eat. These foods are measured in units of calories. The following calculator is to be used for maintenance.

Your body needs energy to carry out daily activities. This energy comes from the foods we eat. These foods are measured in units of calories. Energy balance between what is eaten and what is used determines if you will gain or lose bodyweight. If more or less calories are consumed, then weight is gained or lost.

As simple as it may seem, the human metabolism is more complex. Fat, protein, and carbohydrates all have different and distinct nutrient functions in the body. Fat, protein, and carbohydrates are all metabolized differently and are converted into bodyweight with different rates of efficiency.

If More Or Less Calories Are Consumed, Then Weight Is Gained Or Lost.
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If More Or Less Calories Are Consumed,
Then Weight Is Gained Or Lost.

The following calculator is to be used for maintenance. If your goal is weight loss, adjust your daily caloric intake by decreasing it by 500. If weight gain is your goal, increase the maintenance by 500.

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oli17

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so my maintenance is 3870 calories? think something's wrong there...

Aug 26, 2012 8:08pm | report
Golden83

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Golden83

Yes, this is not right or it can't be. That is too many calories, mines is 3690. So to loose 2lbs a week I'd consume 2,690? I've been eating 1200 and starving and loosing but I think I need to increase it to 1400 or 1500.

Sep 6, 2012 2:32pm | report
101PeteN

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101PeteN

woah dont go that low on calories it will have harmful side effects. reduce by 200-400 calories below maintanance

Dec 2, 2012 12:05pm | report
bjoyce62

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bjoyce62

Eating less than 500 below maintenance will decrease your metabolism, put your muscles into starvation mode and make your body turn all food into fat, not muscle. Eat a clean 1800-2000 calories everyday.

Jan 27, 2014 4:27pm | report
xfirewolfx

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xfirewolfx

Keep in mind, this is " Recommended" Not exact.

Nov 13, 2012 8:44pm | report
invictuskaizen

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invictuskaizen

my maitenance seems much much to high..

Jan 1, 2013 11:31pm | report
cleco

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cleco

This is about right if you are using the Benedict Equation

Jan 4, 2013 9:31am | report
foiggetmuscle

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foiggetmuscle

this is pretty off the chart lol... i was dirty bulking with 2500 and this is telling me 3000 for maintenance... lol

Jan 7, 2013 8:32pm | report
scotttanner2012

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scotttanner2012

I have been doing the math and its pritty spot on. 273.8g of protein, 53.1g of fat, 334.7g of carbs (but i only take in 238.7 unless carbloading) and 3,377Kcal per day.

Jan 14, 2013 7:40pm | report
aceroa

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aceroa

This is only works if you know your lean body mass. Insert your LBM not your actual weight

Feb 4, 2013 6:07pm | report
JoocyBrahs

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JoocyBrahs

this is ******* useless lol

Apr 29, 2013 9:29pm | report
lhutchins22

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lhutchins22

Yeah this is not correct. Look at the other articles to get the proper calories. I did my math and my calorie consumption is 1,375cal/day

Sep 25, 2013 9:08pm | report
11Br1aN

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11Br1aN

There is no weigh i could maintain the same weight with 3800 calories, unless i was doing 3 hours of cardio a day!. This calulator sucks

Dec 13, 2013 8:04pm | report
11Br1aN

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11Br1aN

...pun intended

Dec 13, 2013 8:05pm | report
11Br1aN

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11Br1aN

...pun intended

Dec 13, 2013 8:05pm | report
RWolk

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RWolk

Not possible.

Jan 3, 2014 8:14pm | report
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K4rIn4

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K4rIn4

this is not right, the number is too high! I should consume 1450 kcal a day to maintain my weight, and it says 2340 here. It's 1100 kcal over, lol.

Jan 11, 2014 10:37am | report
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BecciBowe

2200 to maintain - surely not...

Jan 27, 2014 8:16am | report
PedroDVC

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PedroDVC

For me, it is exactly correct!

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