The Calorie Counter is a calculator that calculates what your daily calorie intake should be based on your current details and your target weight.
To use the calorie counter on the right, select first Imperial (inches & lbs) or metric (cm’s & kgs), then enter the details to calculate how many calories you need to consume per day and for how long to achieve your target weight.
The calculator automatically calculates your:
BMI (body Mass Index);
The body mass index (BMI) is a measure for human body shape based on an individual’s weight and height.
A BMI of 18.5 to 25 may indicate optimal weight; a BMI lower than 18.5 suggests the person is underweight while a number above 25 may indicate the person is overweight; a person may have a BMI below 18.5 due to disease; a number above 30 suggests the person is obese (over 40, morbidly obese).
Calorie Intake (recommended) based on age and gender
Your restricted calorie intake (with a weight loss of no more the 2lb per week and not factoring in exercise.
How many weeks will take you to achieve your target weight.
Your basal metobolic rate (bmr)
Basal Metabolic Rate is the rate that an organism gives off heat while at complete rest. It is measured while the person is awake but at complete rest. It is often conducted in a darkened room upon a person’s waking up after at least 8 hours of sleep
Your resting metobolic rate (rmr)
Resting metabolic rate is the energy required by an animal to stay alive with no activity. Therefore, your real metabolic rate is always significantly higher than your RMR. Calculating RMR is a very useful first step in calculating your real metabolic rate.
Your Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) is one of the main contributing components of energy expenditure (around 70%).
Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) and Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) are rates used to estimate the amount of calories a person will burn if he is at rest for 24 hours. It is used to determine the minimum amount of energy a person requires to keep his body functioning, his heart beating, his lungs breathing and to keep his body temperature normal.
They are conducted the same way but there are very many differences between the two; one is that BMR is measured under more restrictive conditions, while RMR is measured under less restrictive conditions.
There are many requirements before a person’s Basal Metabolic Rate can be taken, while taking a person’s Resting Metabolic Rate has no requirements at all
This is a handy guide to show what the standards are for your gender age and height and the calories your body required to lose weight.