How to Calculate How Many Calories You Need
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How to Calculate How Many Calories You Need. Whether you are looking to lose a few pounds
or simply maintain your current weight, determining how many calories you need every day is important
but simple. You will need A scale A yardstick and a calculator. Step 1. Weigh yourself and note your weight in pounds. Then use the yardstick to measure your height
in inches. Step 2. Calculate your basal metabolic rate if you’re
a woman. Multiply your weight by 4.35. Then multiply your height by 4.7. Add the two products. Then subtract the product of your age in years
multiplied by 4.7 and add 655. For example, a 150-pound woman who is 65 inches
tall and 30 years old would have a basal metabolic rate of 1,472. Step 3. Calculate your basal metabolic rate if you’re
a man by multiplying your weight by 6.23. Add the product of your height in inches multiplied
by 12.7. Subtract your age in years multiplied by 6.8
and then add 66. A 180 pound man who is 70 inches tall and
40 years old would have a basal metabolic rate of 1,804.4. Step 4. Determine your daily activity level. Sedentary people get little to no activity. Light levels include activity a few days a
week, moderate includes activity three to five days a week, and very active individuals
play sports daily. Step 5. Multiply your basal metabolic rate by an activity
factor of 1.2 for sedentary, 1.375 for light, 1.55 for moderate, and 1.725 for very active. If the 150-pound woman is active four days
a week, her activity level would be moderate. Multiplying her basal metabolic rate of 1,472
by 1.55 gives her a calculation of 2,281.6. Step 6. Factor the basal metabolic rate by the activity
factor to give you the number of calories per day you can eat to maintain your current
weight. Step 7. Subtract 500 calories per day to lose 1 pound
each week. Keep tabs on your caloric intake and you’ll
stay fit and strong. Did you know By walking an additional 10,000
steps each day, the average adult can burn an extra 500 calories – giving you a 1 pound
loss in a week without cutting calories.

100 thoughts on “How to Calculate How Many Calories You Need

  1. AHAHAH i actually did it but its not precise, cause im a 14 year old girl 5'10 and 126 and i burn 800 calories a day from sports and it said i only needed 2,000 calories ;p

  2. I am pretty fat and get like no exercise which I am gonna change starting today.I am 165 pounds 5'3 in height and it said I needed WAY to much.5,650.7940,I am pretty sure that is how much a cow eats in one day.

  3. THIS CALCULATION FOR BASAL METABOLIC RATE IS INACURATE!!!! You need to figure out your lean body weight then multiply that by 11. You need skin fold calipers to measure your total body fat. then you subtract your body fat from your total weight to to get your lean body weight! SOME PEOPLE HAVE MORE MUSCLE THEN OTHERS THEYRE SAME AGE AND HEIGHT. THERE FOR THIS CALCULATION METHOD ON THIS VID IS INACURATE! and I am a certified trainer, so I kno what im talking about.

  4. To keep my weight I'm only allowed to eat 1652,3388 calories a day? Wow. I think I eat way more than that (I actually don't count that; I'm more into avoid carbohydrates and stuff) and I don't gain weight at all o.O
    Something's wrong here…

  5. You can burn 500 calories by walking 10000 steps. That comes out to walking between 4.5 and 5 miles. That's too far for the average person timewise. Eat a little less and walk a couple of miles. One candy bar has nearly 300 calories.

  6. Lol i did
    76kg x 6.23 1,75m x 12.7 20(leeftijd) x 6,8 + 66 = 3000Kcal
    and if i do it x1.55 i end up with 4500Calories, aint that too much xD ?

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  8. @SmartWaterAddictx i'm 15, 5'1" and 98 ilbs and i'm supposed to eat 2498 calories per day (according to this, i could swear i eat like way more than that tho) i've always just gone by the 2,000 (reccomended) or 2,500 (for active lifestyles) thing on the nutrition facts thing. there's nothing wrong with the result that you got..

  9. I lost weight just by watching this….It also gave me a headache….Now I know why I hate mathematics…lol

  10. It would be a shame for you not to bulk up when these other normal people do it so easily using Atomic Fat Loss (go google it).

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  12. I bike 14 to 15 miles a day. That burns 500 calories. I also do weights (That is not a calorie burning thing really I know) and I walk with my dog every day for 20 mins. Is that considered very active?

  13. Lifting weights does burn calories, but not while you're lifting. It's called the afterburn effect. You're burning calories just sitting on your butt but biking burns the calories on the spot. But to answer your question, you'd be considered moderate unless you're doing high intesity stuff, meaning your heart rate is incredibly high while doing your workout. For example, I lift weights 6 times a week for 1.5 hours and on saturdays, I'll walk on the treadmill at an incline. I'm considered modrate

  14. Thanks for the reply. Since then I have upped the walking to 3 miles at a fast pace, biking 15 miles and lifting for 30 mins a day. I have had my calories at 3000 a day. I was just going for maintaing my weight at first, but I have actually lost about 7lb since.

  15. actually this is very important info, because after your body is done burning some calories, portions of those calories stay in your system to keep you going "Basal Metabolic Rate", which goes to your lounges ( inhale), heart (flow), brain (concentration), and other organs, that's why you need so much calories, and at the same time, balance what you eat, 5 times a day, 3 meals, 2 snacks, add Protein on you meals 😉

  16. Yeah, no problem. If you're losing weight, then definitely up it. But 3000 a day? Lucky. I can only eat 2500 for maintenance.

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  22. Any doctor will tell you that the average human needs at least 1800 calories a day. Anything less and less deprivation. I just recovered from eating disorder and videos like this are dangerous to psychological health.

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  24. This video is like going to the DMV and you ask the clerk a question and they answer back like your an idiot. You still have no idea what they just said and you reply "..So what do I need to do?" then the clerk does an eye roll mumbles and you give up.

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  26. Can anyone plz calculate mine? Weight 83 kg and height 5.9 feet and age 18 . I work 6 days a week . Plz anyone calculate mine . Plz….

  27. i googled "how to calculate caloric needs"
    it found this vids and highlighted 35 seconds of it
    i was like "wow i can learn this in 35 seconds"
    >watches video
    no……….

  28. I want to gain weight will it still apply to me. Or is maintaining weight still good. 120lbs right here✋

  29. I’m horrible at math. Can someone help me please.I weight 125 and I’m 5”2 I want to stay like that . I need to know how many calories I need to maintain it. I’m 37yrs old and I exercise 2 to3 times a week.

  30. I don't like diet, but I like math. This is a good motivation since I always play games that needs scheduling and stamina planning :v

  31. where the hell do these numbers come from????
    I bet the food industry had a say when they decided what these numbers are! double bet!!

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  33. this is an overly late reply, but you should probabaly have a comment saying that you only calculate using your Lean Body mass(muscle mass), as an example, im 70" and 230lbs, which would give me 3030, however, i would gain weight eating this and know from experience, however, my Lean Body Mass, is about 154lbs(weight without fat) which gives me 2388, so please be careful following this as fat does not burn energy

  34. False. Everyone's BMR, NEAT, and exercise caloric burn is different depending on metabolic adaptation. If you've been dieting for years, likely your metabolism is slower than average. Some people also have a genetically high metabolism.

    You can get your BMR checked by measuring your carbon dioxide release in a lab, and go from there. Your NEAT however takes the biggest hit from dieting, as your body becomes more efficient in the way it burns calories- meaning it burns them slower for longer periods of time.

    Your caloric needs also depend on omega 3 intake, carbohydrate intake (there's science linking metabolic slow down to glycogen depletion. Likely to the body's storage response of food shortage, and that carbs require twice as much iodine to metabolize.)

    Also your fiber and protein intake. These two foods have a 30% thermogenic effect. Meaning 30% of the grams ingested are used to digest the food itself. If you eat 90g of protein (360 calories) 30 grams (120 calories) are burned to digest them.

    So there's way more to it than just age weight and height.

  35. (Weight in pounds) × 4.35
    (Height in inches) × 4.7
    Then add two together
    Subtract (your age) × 4.7
    then add 655 = your result

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