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BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) Daily Calorie Calculator

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The basal metabolic rate (BMR) and calorie calculator is a excellent tool for working out how many calories your body needs on a daily basis depending on the amount and intensity of your exercise regime.

This BMR tool works on a proven formula and is very accurate. The calculator uses two formulas to calculate your body's daily calorie requirements.

  1. Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) Formula
    The basal metabolic rate formula takes several variables like height, weight, age and gender to calculate your calorie needs as if you did not do any exercise.
  2. Harris Benedict Formula
    The Harris Benedict Formula takes the number produced by the BMR formula and multiplies it depending on your activity level.

The only factor it omits is lean body mass and thus the ratio of muscle-to-fat a body has. Remember, leaner bodies need more calories than less leaner ones. Therefore, this equation will be very accurate in all but the very muscular (will underestimate calorie needs) and the very overweight (will over-estimate calorie needs).

Basal Metabolic Rate & Daily Calorie Calculator
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Enter Your Bodyweight (either kgs or lbs):
Enter Your Height (either cm or inches):
Enter Your Age (in years):
Please select your gender:
Choose your activity level:
I am sedentary (little or no exercise)
I am lightly active (light exercise/sports 1-3 days/week)
I am moderately active (moderate exercise/sports 3-5 days/week)
I am very active (hard exercise/sports 6-7 days a week)
I am extra active (very hard exercise/sports & physical job or 2x training)

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Nick Tanner
Posted Sat, 03/10/2012 - 09:48

Good

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Ryan
Posted Sat, 03/10/2012 - 16:47

help

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Steve
Posted Sat, 03/10/2012 - 23:27

Do you have a question we can help with?

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jaspret singh
Posted Wed, 03/21/2012 - 04:57

heyy sirr...i am 16 years old...and i want to build muscle...i am taking supplements n supplements but i cannot see differences...can u plz help me with this??

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Steve
Posted Wed, 03/21/2012 - 09:06

Post your question in the forum and we will give you some advice.

http://www.muscleandstrength.com/forum/

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FP
Posted Thu, 05/24/2012 - 19:09

You have to have a calorie surplus to build muscle. you got to eat,eat,and eat more always eat clean. chicken breast is key. #$#$ all of those supplements food is cheaper and better.
remember to eat approx 1.5 grams of protein per pound and also alot of complex carbs approx 1.5 to 2.0 per pound. eat 5 to 7 times a day.

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Richard
Posted Thu, 10/04/2012 - 01:35

Thanks --have heard before--But I have diabetes -- so low carb --and dont have much apetite --some reason lost apetite last several months - need 1255 to 1500 calories --I eat only 800 ?? I can feel --my muscles start hurting --please advise --no meat --vegetarian --thanks

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looop
Posted Tue, 10/16/2012 - 19:42

whole wheat and tofu and vegenaise sandwiches, etc. get medical weed to increase appetite. 800 is nothing. you will be tiny on that. eat your bmr plus 500 or results will never happen.

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Jack
Posted Sun, 03/10/2013 - 22:30

Tofu, meat-replacements and soy products are awful for health, especially male health. Women might be able to get away with this, but not men. Meat protein is the way to go for men, never soy protein. Avoid soy at all costs. Read more here:

http://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/soys-negative-effects

or google "Is soy bad for you/men?" and have a look around.

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Glenn
Posted Fri, 03/22/2013 - 19:22

except there are plenty of ways to get vegetarian protein without soy. you're correct about processed soy (not tempeh) and men's health. Not so much for other forms of veg protein.

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mark
Posted Sun, 05/05/2013 - 15:39

Bu. Vegetarians and vegans can gain BIG muscle. It does not have to be from animal products. And you can google "is meat bad for you" and get the same hype.

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Devin
Posted Sat, 06/29/2013 - 21:19

Please go away with that crap. Soy doesn't lower testosterone. Until there is hard clinical evidence besides "I grew tits after one day of soy protein!" Please stop trying to spread what the bros want the world to believe. I have been taking it for we'll over six months and have done nothing but make gains in both strength and competition fat loss. Thanks

-Dev

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Jessica
Posted Sat, 03/29/2014 - 08:00

It's just as bad for women as for men, FYI, just in very different ways. It would essentially be like taking female hormones and is a possible reason for increases in female cancers. Just wanted that noted.

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Carnivore
Posted Tue, 11/13/2012 - 00:26

Ya, I have advice. Eat meat. It's what nature intended. Probably the reason your muscles hurt cuz they need that meat man.

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fuckyou
Posted Fri, 03/01/2013 - 22:50

You, sir, are misinformed.

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NYxDIESELx
Posted Sat, 06/01/2013 - 12:18

all the proof you need to prove mammals don't need meat just look at a mountain gorillas. They are the most explosive specimens on this planet.. Yes and they are strict vegans ... Being a vegan or not is a religious decision. The whole we were born with teach so we are carnivores is a myth. It's a choice!

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Aztak88
Posted Sat, 06/22/2013 - 06:45

Looked at your teeth recently? The sharp pointy ones? Canines? Used fr tearing meat? Yeah. Those ones. Inargumentable proof that Homo sapiens should eat meat as part of our diet. As nature intended.

Vegetarians are either too empathetic toward the little fluffy (tasty) animals, or if they think eating just veg is good for their health, perhaps they should look up statistical analysis of the life length of vegetarians vs omnivorous humans. Yeah. Real healthy.

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mytilludie
Posted Tue, 07/30/2013 - 06:03

Ever notice how true carnivores, like cheetahs and wolves, have pointed, razor sharp teeth? And how ours are pretty much flat and round? Or how we have to use knives rather than biting directly into a carcass? Or how we have to cook meat before we eat it, unless we want an infection? I have nothing against people who eat meat, but our bodies were not designed for meat. At all. And our teeth are in no way "sharp."

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J
Posted Tue, 09/10/2013 - 02:55

You're one of those huh? Say things you believe as if it's truth.

Let's rack off a couple points here:
- some meat can be eaten uncooked
- adaptation would be the reasoning why some meats have to be cooked (ie. Humans began cooking foods for whatever reason and after years of this the body will adapt and be unable to rid certain bacteria)
- humans have typical omnivore teeth (canines for tearing and molars for crushing)
- the believed theory of Neanderthals is hunter/gatherer eating habits (meaning meat, fruit, veggies, nuts etc.)

Dogs and cats have been domesticated from carnivorous animals yet their diet does not usually contain meat.

Foods that humans were not meant to eat, of all edible food for the most part, are processed unnatural foods. We can eat a lot of things, but what we should eat are the simplest forms of food.

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Sam
Posted Tue, 09/10/2013 - 21:09

Have you considered that perhaps our teeth are the way that they are, and the fact that humans use tools such as fire and knives to cook and eat our food is because we have developed the use of these tools in step with human evolution?

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dm
Posted Tue, 09/17/2013 - 00:07

I can eat you with my teeth. Humans can eat raw meat. People do it all the time. Some hunters will eat the heart almost immediately from the animals they kill.

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Alex
Posted Tue, 11/19/2013 - 13:39

The problems with humans eating raw meat come mostly from the delay in eating that modern society imposes. Bacteria levels that would be acceptable in a fresh kill, multiply to a much greater level as time goes by.

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Buffet
Posted Tue, 05/06/2014 - 04:44

Born with teach???

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Jessica
Posted Sat, 03/29/2014 - 08:01

400 pound gorillas are primarily vegetarian with more muscle mass than a typical man can muster and 99% similar DNA. Check your facts. Meat is not a necessity to our diet.

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etu
Posted Fri, 08/01/2014 - 11:32

yeah but thats a gorilla. we are not gorillas. if you want to be a monkey then be a monkey but we'll be humans. meat is necessary to our diet.

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mick bob
Posted Mon, 01/07/2013 - 05:42

coooool

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gkg
Posted Sat, 01/26/2013 - 17:35

If you are low-carbing and your muscles hurt, you may be low on potassium. Are you using no-salt or a supplement?

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Mark
Posted Fri, 03/15/2013 - 03:57

just eat low glycemic index carbs- research and ask your physician to put you on a diet

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Mark
Posted Fri, 03/15/2013 - 04:06

one suggestion for low glycemic index carbs is oats- they even have lots of protein! its a great food for diabetics- one warning about milk- milk is low on the glycemic index but it also raises insulin levels not good for you.

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Dr. John
Posted Sun, 04/14/2013 - 23:42

Contact your physician and discuss your options and concerns with them. If he/she cannot answer your questions and/or doesn't refer you to someone who can, search for a practitioner in your area that is familiar with weight lifting and proper diet (for diabetics). Many CCSP's are not only familiar with proper exercise routines but also the dietary aspect of weight training. Best of luck with your journey!

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Brian
Posted Tue, 05/28/2013 - 21:51

Good answer for a person with diabetes

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Riley
Posted Sat, 06/22/2013 - 23:06

Maybe you shouldn't be vegetarian anymore, be a man.

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Shoe88
Posted Tue, 09/03/2013 - 16:17

Why is eating meat manly? Are you that insecure with yourself that you only feel manly when you go to the grocery store, buy some already killed, dyed, and cut piece of meat, burn it on the grill and eat it?

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Jaygreen55
Posted Fri, 10/04/2013 - 14:00

Since you're 16 and lean I assume you are a type 1 insulin dependent diabetic. You can add carbs to your diet if you adjust your insulin dose to cover them. If you're on a pump increase your bolus wth meals and if you take multiple injections add more short acting insulin at meal times

That being said diabetes is a serious disease and seeking advice on a muscle building website can yield you advice that is hazardous to your health. You should consult with a CDE (certified diabetes educator) or a nutritionist who specializes in diabetic patients to come up with a meal plan consistent with your fitness goals. If you don't already have one ask your doctor for a referral

A good online source for information relating to diabetes is diabetesselfmanagement.com There are several articles there on how to safely work out with type 1 diabetes

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jimbro
Posted Sat, 01/12/2013 - 23:55

bro, your talking like a bodybuilder, you csn build muscle and burn fat at the same time 1.5g / lb thats 300g for me, are you retarded, 1g is plenty. search amer the hammer for info

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Mark
Posted Fri, 03/15/2013 - 03:56

food is not cheaper than protein powder or weight gain unfortunately healthy food is very expensive- chicken is pretty cheap though. You can get a protein supplement serving with 25 grams of protein for less than $1.
1.5 grams of protein per pound of body weight is bull. Studies show there is no benefit over a maximum of .82g per pound of body weight and that is the generous number its actually closer to .7g per lb. 1-1.5 is a myth use dby supplement companies to sell product- there is absolutely no science behind it. Figure your BMR then add 500 calories a day to that. Make sure you are eating enough of the good fats- stick with vegetable fats and you will be ok.

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Jay
Posted Wed, 05/22/2013 - 16:23

Lol typical old bro science talk hahah

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jacob
Posted Tue, 08/28/2012 - 05:57

me too. im a reigioonal swimmer and this sport requires alot of upper body strenght. therefore my coach makes us do free weights. because we are young 16 can be a dangerous time to hit the weights as u can stunt your growth and bend your bones. as im 6 ft 3 im pretty much done growing so i have no issues. if you are still havig groth spurts dont do alot, just try toning, ie if you cant do 20 reps in one go its too heavy. also a tip for arms, work your triceps, as it is 3 muscles hence "tri" when biceps are 2 muscles hence "bi" so you can bulk your arms up alot faster. also i see countless people my age desperate to "bulk up" spending hours at the gym. ill try to explain this to you. if you do to much, then instead of tearing and repairing witch is basic musle growth, you muscles tear to mutch and back track to fill the gap. so in the case of building upperbody witch is what i think your trying to do, more is less. dont spend more than 45 minuites doing weights and dont do weights that you can only do like 10 reps on as it over exerts the muscles as its only counter productive. also if you take protein supplements too mutch, it can is broken down and has the same properties as fat. so be CAREFUL. hope it helps, peace. ps, in having a high protein diet is useless unless you have the vitamins and minerals too, so i sugggest to try to eat lots of salad and different coulours, vitamin pills arnt very effective and amount to very expensive pee.

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Lysergic
Posted Sat, 04/27/2013 - 01:35

Strong AP broscience.

You must go to a good school.

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Gary
Posted Mon, 10/29/2012 - 07:01

Hi dont go to zym everyday cause our muscle need rest atleast 24hrs to recover & make sure your stomach digest the most of the food when you going to sleep.shake the supplement in your shaker but drink when you feel like you falling to sleep.Not when you going to bed.BEST OF LUCK
Helps me i hope it helps you.
Thanks

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Mathew
Posted Mon, 11/05/2012 - 09:15

Hey Jaspret.

From what you told, I realized that you have a problem in gaining weight, muscle fibers needs over use of high carbs and you need to consume a lot of food that contains high proportions of fat, since muscles takes the growth from fat. Basically all you need to do is keep the track of your food, remember to keep eating food that contains huge amount of fat and stir the supplements into your food you consume. Also you should do push-ups from time to time.

Good luck pal,
sincerely
Matthew Stones

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matt
Posted Thu, 11/29/2012 - 16:01

hey man, it takes a long time for someome to see muscle gains, im almost 17 and i have been traning and eating clean for 3 years and i am finally seeing somyhing change. You need to eat lots of food im talking 3000+ calories a day, eggs, chicken oats ext... eat clean train hard... keep with it bro

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john
Posted Thu, 12/06/2012 - 06:33

Can't just take supplements and expect results. That's why they're called supplements, they help you in conjunction with what your supposed to be doing otherwise. Do some weight training. With three sets of ten repetitions with each muscle group. Add a little weight each time you do it. Start with small weights to develop good form. Like 10 lbs to start off with. Every two to three days, you weight train. Don't let too much or too little time go by. At the minimum, every two days, max four. Read up on different ways you can reach your goals with each muscle group. I hope this helps you. If you have more questions, feel free to email me.

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thato
Posted Thu, 01/17/2013 - 05:14

you need to wake-up at 5:00 and run for 15 minutes and after you finish do 30 push-ups and rest for 30 sec and do 20 push-ups and don't do them fast because it will be like you are playing do them slow and do 15 push -ups. aim to train1-2 body-parts per day

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dricko
Posted Tue, 04/23/2013 - 15:43

You're 16, you do not need supplements, I'm 18 now and have been weight training for the last 2 years. I really wish someone slapped me into place when I first started. I would estimate i have wasted well in excess of 600euro (possibly up to 1000euro) on protein, creatine and weight gain supplements since i started. If I hadn't had a job since I was 16 I definitely would never have been able to afford them .. If only i had been drinking more milk i could have saved myself a lot of money. I now swear by chocolate milk and eggs, they replace my need for both protein and weight gainer. That concludes my rant on that, I just want to advise naive young lads not to waste their money like i did!

In terms of why you aren't seeing a difference.. You could put it down to Rome not being built in a day: you have to give it time. Or maybe you are like a younger me. I used to spend 2-3 hours a day, 4-6days a week between weight lifting and cardio, As a beginner, that amount of time spent exercising can only mean it was done at a low intensity. Also i definitely didnt eat enough. Depending on your body type you may need to bulk.

If you are using a commercial gym or sports club gym sit down with a personal trainer or nutritionist and ask for advise and for them to do you up a programme to suit your goals.

Most importantly save your money, I havint taken supplements in nearly 7 months and have put on more muscle mass than i did in 2 years while on them.. Then again, i know have a better understanding of weight training then ever before.

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dricko
Posted Tue, 04/23/2013 - 15:55

You're 16, you do not need supplements, I'm 18 now and have been weight training for the last 2 years. I really wish someone slapped me into place when I first started. I would estimate i have wasted well in excess of 600euro (possibly up to 1000euro) on protein, creatine and weight gain supplements since i started. If I hadn't had a job since I was 16 I definitely would never have been able to afford them .. If only i had been drinking more milk i could have saved myself a lot of money. I now swear by chocolate milk and eggs, they replace my need for both protein and weight gainer. That concludes my rant on that, I just want to advise naive young lads not to waste their money like i did!

In terms of why you aren't seeing a difference.. You could put it down to Rome not being built in a day: you have to give it time. Or maybe you are like a younger me. I used to spend 2-3 hours a day, 4-6days a week between weight lifting and cardio, As a beginner, that amount of time spent exercising can only mean it was done at a low intensity. Also i definitely didnt eat enough. Depending on your body type you may need to bulk.

If you are using a commercial gym or sports club gym sit down with a personal trainer or nutritionist and ask for advise and for them to do you up a programme to suit your goals.

Most importantly save your money, I havint taken supplements in nearly 7 months and have put on more muscle mass than i did in 2 years while on them.. Then again, i know have a better understanding of weight training then ever before.

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Brian
Posted Tue, 05/28/2013 - 21:47

You don't need supplements they don't do anything, Just EAT MORE FOOD and LIFT HEAVY

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ashish
Posted Sat, 06/22/2013 - 05:05

follow my plan

drink water alot 3 ltr

hardcore training

and rest

avoid junk food

add ghee , almonds, dalia , 3 small extra meal and eggs, banana , chicken in your diet.

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Buffet
Posted Tue, 05/06/2014 - 04:42

Stop wasting your money on supplements and spend it on good food! It's as simple as that!

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Tyler
Posted Thu, 07/17/2014 - 13:42

That's your problem. Supplements and supplements... U need to eat more health protein carbs and fat. Supplements should be the lease thing to worry about right now. First u need to workout at high intensity, eat the right amount of calories and rest and sleep right.. Once u can get those three things perfect then buy supplements.. Body building has an article on this

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