BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) Daily Calorie Calculator

BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) Calculator
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.

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Basal Metabolic Rate & Daily Calorie Calculator

What units of measurement are you entering?
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:
 
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Posted Sat, 12/03/2016 - 08:37
Aaron

How about adding in grams of protein and carbs to the calculator, and maybe a from and to. like if you are trying to reach goals.

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Posted Fri, 11/25/2016 - 13:52
Teodora

Hey hey! i work as a doctor and also as fitness trainer. I have 19 % body fat, 52 kg and 160 cm, 27 years. I work out for me 2 times per week doing weights and HIIIT 2 times per week, but also i train 5 people so it s not like i'm staying and doing nothing while working with them. I still want to drop some fat .According to the math, how much do you think I should cut? Thank you

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Posted Fri, 11/11/2016 - 19:00
Lesley

Weight: 60.3278 kgs
Height: 157.48 cm
Gender: Female
Age: 18
Activity level: moderately active?
My daily caloric intake says 2,221. Does this seem too high? I spend 2 or a bit more hours at the gym 4/7 days of the week. I focus on weight training every day different parts of my body. I'll do 10-15 minutes of cardio which is usually running up the stair master and going at a moderate level or pushing some weights in a cart running. However I only do cardio about 2 times a week sometimes 1. Is that how many calories I should really be eating? It seems like a lot. Plus I'm trying to lose body fat. Would that mean lowering the calories ?

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Posted Wed, 11/02/2016 - 11:14
Dan Hall

Weight: 181lbs
Height: 180cm
Age: 21
Exercise Rate: Moderate

Recommended Calorie Intake: 5172?!

Seriously? That seems a bit overkill, especially considering everyone else that have posted in the thread.

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Posted Thu, 11/03/2016 - 18:44
Micah

It's because you've mixed your metrics and imperials, stick to one and you'll be fine. Go lbs and inches, or convert to kgs and cm - not a mix of both

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Posted Thu, 11/03/2016 - 18:46
Micah

I recalculated with your imperial measurements and got about 3000 calories (still seems high to me, but i guess it depends on their idea of your activity levels)

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Posted Thu, 10/27/2016 - 20:58
Arturo Leyvas

What units of measurement are you entering? Pounds
Enter Your Bodyweight (either kgs or lbs): 248
Enter Your Height (either cm or inches): 70 ( 5 feet 10 inches)
Enter Your Age (in years): 15
Please select your gender: Male
Choose your activity level: I choose moderate activity level since i am going to be able to rejoin wrestling starting on Tuesday, so i will be working out 5 days a while. The calories it said I should be eating is 3,717 that seems like it would make me increase weight. I am trying to lose some weight so shouldn't I be eating around 2000?

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Posted Mon, 10/24/2016 - 20:37
Paul

I have filled in all fields!! Please caculate

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Posted Fri, 10/14/2016 - 07:35
Filippos

ASAL METABOLIC RATE & DAILY CALORIE CALCULATOR
What units of measurement are you entering?Enter Your Bodyweight (either kgs or lbs):
82
Enter Your Height (either cm or inches):
1.71
Enter Your Age (in years):
16
Please select your gender:Choose your activity level:
Male and very active it says i have to eat 1879 callories

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Posted Thu, 10/20/2016 - 22:16
Will

Put in 171 cm instead of 1.71 and specify units as kg/cm. Unless you have a very physical job you are probably not very active.

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Posted Sat, 10/08/2016 - 08:42
Bradley mattison

Hi I am really wanting to get bigger as I have cystic fibrosis my lung function is about 60 percent and I weigh around 45 kg. I am 16 next month and everyone else my age is bigger than me, my height is about 162 cm and I really want to get bigger what are your thoughts on what I should be eating and doing as excersize if I only get access to dumbells or anything to do with just using my body, push ups etc.
Thanks

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Posted Sun, 10/23/2016 - 19:59
Lili

Hi Bradley, there is a lot of information available on the internet in regards to gaining weight/muscle. Basically, you need to be eating more then what you need to 'maintain' your body weight. There are heaps of youtubers and apps that will show you good exercises, so just get informed.

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Posted Mon, 10/03/2016 - 15:57
DUSTIN

Hey Mike,
The calculator says to eat 3257 calories a day for maintenance. I'm 6'1 215lbs, 34yr old male & about 13-15% body fat (barely see abs in good light) and lift weight 3-5 days per week (maybe some 15min of cardio 1x per week)
I'm looking to get down to about 10% body fat without losing much muscle (like everyone else).
I eat about 2300 calories a day and get about 210g protein, 255 g carbs, 40 g fat. and my weight has stayed the same for about 2 months +/- 2lbs!!! Its driving me nuts and I am tempted to cut down to 2,000 calories with the same macro %. I usually stay focused on getting about 1g of protein per lb of body weight and let the other macros fall wherever. Any help or insight would be appreciated. Talk me off the cliff of cutting to 2k calories a day otherwise I might jump! lol

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Posted Tue, 10/11/2016 - 17:18
HELGI

Lower your carbs a bit and up your fat to about 60g mainly unsaturated fats. Also your wieght should not be the indicator of your progress as muscle will grow rapidly when you lift and eat this much protein. Also try getting in 20-30 mins of cardio at the end of each weight training.

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Posted Sun, 08/21/2016 - 14:56
kahulani

I am new to this and just want to confirm my understanding. This says 2627 calories for me. I am trying to loose 2 pounds per week, so I should be aiming for 1627 per day. Correct?

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Posted Thu, 10/20/2016 - 22:19
Will

Yes, but stay In for the long haul. 2lbs per week is massive. After 3 months you would have lost24 lbs. if u could comfortably eat 1627 then do it but it could be very uncomfortable

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Posted Mon, 08/01/2016 - 19:35
Oscar

It says 3463 calories for me. That seems like a hell of a lot. I weight 235 lbs, and I'm 30 and I lift and do cardio 3x a week so I put moderate activity. I'm trying to lose weight. I'm pretty sure 3463 calories would have me gaining tons of weight. I don't know if I can trust this thing lol.

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Posted Fri, 08/05/2016 - 12:41
Michelle

That's a baseline. It's what you'd need to maintain your current weight at your current activity level. So if you wanted to lose 2 lbs per week, you'd need to consume approximately 2,400 a day.

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Posted Sat, 07/16/2016 - 07:01
karl keogan

these things always confuse me really,.!!
i have trained on and off my whole life. but i have been committed for the last 15 weeks. i followed my fitness pal app for a while. i am a 39 year old male and i work as a taxi driver and a sports massage therapist. i train twice a day 6 days a week, 2.5 hrs cardio and abs in the morning and weights in the pm. but my fitness pal app says to lose 2lb a weeks for my details i need to be consuming 1430 cals. have dropped 1 and a half stone. but i am fading a lot now. i am cutting weight until november this year but the numbers this has given me seems high? any thoughts. ?? plus this does not ask if you wanted to gain or lose weight.

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Posted Thu, 07/14/2016 - 06:08
Alex

4000 calorie mantainence... im gonna go poor
* this also explains a difficulty of gains as of late

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Posted Sun, 07/03/2016 - 13:26
Michael R.

I think your calculator is spot-on. I have a very high calorie burning daily schedule, as I'm a welder and I work out after work at least 5 days a week. It probably doesn't help that I work at a facility where there's no real air conditioning, and I regularly see temperatures of 110+ while I'm doing physical labor. I'm 36 years old, 5'5" and currently 135 pounds and my daily requirements came in around 2827 calories. I'm getting stronger and replacing fat with muscle, but I could see more gains if I were to actually achieve the caloric input this calculator says I need.

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Posted Sun, 06/19/2016 - 12:52
Kenny Blanks

Your calculator says about 3200 calories. I guess i better buy the family farm back since I'll be eating with the horses.

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Posted Mon, 06/20/2016 - 11:44
MikeWines

Kenny,
Keep in mind that this calculator factors in your activity level as well. Not only that, if you're a heavier individual or you have higher activity levels then your caloric needs will be higher as well.

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Posted Mon, 05/30/2016 - 19:04
Gremier

The number I'm getting here is for maintenance, correct? Other sites have me eating around 2100kcal for weight loss and this is giving me about 2900kcal. I have to assume this is for maintenance.

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Posted Mon, 06/20/2016 - 11:55
MikeWines

Gremier,
Yes, hypothetically. However, that changes on a daily basis based on a variety of lifestyle factors so it's still a best guess for most.

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Posted Thu, 05/19/2016 - 20:49
Terese

No wonder I wasn't losing any weight. The diet I was on said to eat only 1200 calories a day. When I should be eating almost 2600. What a difference!

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Posted Fri, 05/20/2016 - 11:08
MikeWines

Terese,
Keep in mind that you will still need to modify the calories provided by calculator depending upon your goals.

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Posted Wed, 05/18/2016 - 16:14
Walter

Your calculator says my goal is 2670 cals/day, while others are significantly different:
calculator.net says I should burning 1653.
myftnesspal.com = 1883
bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator = 1535
http://www.bmrcalculator.org = 1656

Why a 800 - 1000 cals delta from theirs to yours?

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Posted Thu, 05/19/2016 - 09:19
MikeWines

Walter,
All of the other calculators don't factor in daily activity levels. Technically the calculator should be titled "TDEE (Total Daily Energy Expenditure) Calculator".

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Posted Thu, 05/19/2016 - 12:01
Walter

Thanks, Mike. This makes sense.

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Posted Thu, 04/28/2016 - 21:48
John Kyle

I am 13 years old about 39 kilos (that's what my doctor said LOL) and the BMR calculator says that my Calorie Requirements are up to 1334 a day.. If i do this would it be possible for me to gain weight , especially that I am an ectomorph (it's a real sturggle :( ). Also I really want to gain some muscle without any Equipment (Just simple exercises such as push-ups pull-ups etc etc.).

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Posted Thu, 06/09/2016 - 09:43
Emily

You'll want to do bursts of low-medium repetitions (max 8 reps of an exercise per set) with a lot of variance. Minimal cardio, lots of protein in your diet.

The important thing about muscle growth is that it relies on a *need* for more muscle - so just one more rep than you think you can handle, a slightly higher weight, completing everything in a shorter amount of time. Just make sure you don't over exert yourself! You should see a bit of progress within a few weeks of consistent exercise like that.

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Posted Sun, 08/28/2016 - 12:17
John Kyle

Uhm... I live in a family where we sell food .. A small restaurant (if that's what they call it , but we call it "karinderya" here in the Philippines) my mom cooks all most the same meal everyday.. and since school just came back , I can't really figure it out on what to do as of now. Thank you though for giving me an advice , I'll try to do that pretty much soon when the time comes. A really helpful information :)

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Posted Mon, 07/18/2016 - 09:01
Matthew Gallagher

Hey John, I strongly advise you to not try and gain muscle at your age. All You should be doing are cardio workouts (running, football and so forth), this is because you simply are too young to gain muscle. Arnold Schwarzenegger started working out at 16, which is the minimum age when trying to gain muscle. Trust me, just focus on sports and don't gain muscle until you are like 17.

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Posted Sun, 08/28/2016 - 12:13
John Kyle

This information was super helpful. I'VE decided though that I should really focusing on eating a ton of food and probably making most of my time as a newly teenager! Thank you mateeee.. This was really helpful hahahaha....

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Posted Thu, 04/28/2016 - 14:37
Lia

I am skinny. Probably what some would call skinny fat, but I am very small. I am 5'5 and I weighed myself yesterday and I am siting at 109lbs. I lost about 5 lbs in 1 1/2 week. I did have a loss recently which is what caused the sudden weight loss. I am probably between a small version of a mesomorph and an ectomorph. I am not the ruler, as I have large chest and tend to carry weight around hip area, but at the same time, I have no muscle and lose weight very easily, with very small and slim bones. I want to start a weightlifting program and to eat more. I just don't want to lose anymore weight!

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Posted Fri, 04/01/2016 - 15:37
teodora

Hey! I am a lady, yuop yuop :) So basically, I am a doctor and i work from 8-16 in a hospital and then I m also working as a personal fitness trainer from 17-20 .I usually work out (for me ) doing weight lifting 3 times a week and 1 day of HIIT. The thing is that i'm not sure about, is how should I consider my activity level, because i'm also training my clients in the afternoon and I m not the lazy trainer type and i work out with them (of course, not very hard for me). But still, I m always hungry and it sometimes wakes me up late in the night :)) I have 50 kg, 160 cm height and 26 years old.

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Posted Wed, 03/23/2016 - 10:15
Jason

This calculator shows ~1000 calories higher than all other BMR calculators on the internet. I'm getting a BMR of 2797 (30, 6'0'', 165 lbs, moderate excercide 305 days/week) on this site, however on BB.com and 3 others I checked, I come out around 1700-18000 calories as my BMR. What gives?

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Posted Wed, 03/23/2016 - 15:37
MikeWines

Jason,
BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) and TDEE (Total Daily Energy Expenditure = BMR + Everyday activities which includes lifting) are two entirely different things. This calculator is misnamed as a "BMR calculator" when in actuality it's computing your TDEE. Therefore, it's going to be much higher as the activity multiplier is factored in. (Usually anywhere from 1.2-1.9)

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Posted Fri, 03/04/2016 - 05:56
Pavan Kumar

Hi i am Pavan. I was fat and was 84 Kgs for my height 5.9. I joined gym stared working out. In 5 to 6 months i reduced my weight to 76 Kgs with the help of strict diet. After that due to my personal commitments i went to gym rarely for 2 to 3 times a week for 4 to 5 months. And i didnt able to go gym for around 45 days. In this time i put up on wt and reached 82 Kgs. Now started once again strictly and reduce my weight to 78 in 2 months. But almost in these period of 1 to 1.5 years i barely not able build Muscle. My friend joined me to gym 3 months back and his result on muscle building is awesome, i have not build 50% of him. Even i am lifting same weights what he will lift. But i am seeing no Muscle growth. Only difference is he will eat non veg and i am Vegetarian. I am only eating Egg whites for proteins. My routine is, i am going gym after my office ours that is in the evening 7.30 to 9.00 Pm. Initial freehand followed by 15 mins running and then weights program. Last 15 mins for abs. My all friends laugh and teases me that if i do gym for decade also i will not grow muscle. So please help me how to grow it. Also please suggest good protein diet in veg.
Thank you.

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Posted Tue, 03/15/2016 - 20:47
Ramani

Hey, If you keep lifting that much, you are probably still building muscle, its just hidden under the fat. I am 5.9 and I weight 71 kilos and I am at 17-18% body fat, Some muscle shows, but I need to get it down to less than 15% body fat for my muscles to start popping out. As a vegetarian, eat eggs( whole is also fine, the yolk contain a lot of nutrients). SInce you are also indian, you must like daal, have a cup of cooked daal and eat it with a bit of salt every night( a glass or 2 of milk also helps). kidney beans and black beans also contain a fair amount of protein. Start treating potato as a vegetable, It is the equivalent of rice. So if you have rice with potatoes, you are consuming way too much carbs, Also reduce consumption of refined sugar. Once you lose another 5 kilos, you will notice some differences. You may not build much muscle while losing.. Once you are at your target weight, increase consumption of protein and carbs(rotis,rice) and eat around 2500-3000 calories a day..

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Posted Thu, 03/17/2016 - 00:33
Pavan Kumar

Dear Ramani,

Thank you very much for your reply and suggestion. Yes you are rite may be my muscle hidden under fat. Recently we checked, my friends biceps was measuring 355 mm and mine was 348 mm. Only 8 mm difference. But his biceps shape is awesome. Mine if you see, feels i am not going to gym. My diet plan is - I will take 2 cups of Ragi mault with 2 Egg whites in the morning 8am. 1 cucumber at around 11 am, 3 chapati with 2 egg whites at 1.30 pm, 1 cup milk, 3 chapathi and 2 egg whites in night 9 pm. In between will take 2 cups normal tea and 2 cups green tea in the office. Please suggest if any thing to change in diet.
Thank you.

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Posted Wed, 04/20/2016 - 16:06
Cody Simons

Need to supplement with protein powder 2-3 times a day. Preferably Whey Isolate if trying to stay lean. Incorporate tofu and other vegetarian protein sources. at your weight I would recommend 175-200g of quality protein a day to build muscle. On a vegetarian diet the problem is that very often the diet is higher in fat or carbs so watch this and look for high protein. No more than 85g of fat per day and around 200g of carbs per day.

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Posted Mon, 02/22/2016 - 11:35
Qasim

I am a really slim guy, eating more than before but still not able to gain noticeable weight. I am extremely skinny, though I am shown some progress on my bicep after joining gym but still i am too slim. after eating i only get fat in my stomach which get burned at the gym (what i feel)
for now i have started to eat 3 chapatis (beard naan), milk, banana shake, apple
please suggest exercises and diet to gain noticeable weight in the next 3 month

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Posted Mon, 02/22/2016 - 14:07
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Posted Fri, 02/19/2016 - 11:12
Justin Mcclure

My calorie in take says 3009. I'm thinking about doing keto bulking diet. I would like to gain muscle but try to stay as lean as possible too. Will this diet be a good idea for me?

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Posted Mon, 02/22/2016 - 10:27
MikeWines

Justin,
Keto isn't the best choice for cutting and it's definitely not a good choice for bulking. See here: https://www.muscleandstrength.com/articles/ketogenic-diet

If you're in a caloric surplus and there are no outstanding medical conditions (e.g. diabetes or thyroid condition) then there is no reason to fear or restrict carbohydrates. Now, if your personal PREFERENCE is a higher fat diet and low(ish) carb then I might understand it but I would argue that it is not the wisest choice when it comes to performance.

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Posted Wed, 02/03/2016 - 14:53
Murphy Pulliam

I found this interesting. I work out everyday, burning between 500-800 calories through activity. It says I need 2700 calories! Usually I have 1200-1500 and I feel fine. Is that ok?

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Posted Mon, 02/22/2016 - 10:29
MikeWines

Murphy,
Metabolic adaptations can occur but it could also be due to a miscalculation in terms of activity levels or perhaps caloric intake as well. I would say it's certainly not a wise strategy and you are never going to put on much (if any) muscle mass.

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Posted Sun, 01/31/2016 - 21:20
Marc

I know that if my BMR is 2700 and I am a very active person I should tack on another 300 to 500 calories in order to gain weight, but what if I have 13% body fat and I want to get rid of the fat while gaining muscles? My concern is that the fat will stay in the body as I build muscle. Wouldn't it be wise to just consume the 2700 BMR calries on a ketogenic diet and wait until the fat content in the body is reduced while I try to build muscles? So far I lost 3lb in 2 weeks and I think its in fat because people tell me I look thinner and more defined.