How Many Calories To Lose Weight
Some people like to count calories as a way to lose weight because they feel it is easier to control something when you keep track of it. If keeping track of calories works for you or if it helps keep you motivated, that’s great. You should keep doing anything that helps you get on track and stay on track to lose weight.
How Many Calories Should I Eat To Lose Weight
There are several formulas that are available to help you understand how many calories you need every day and answer the question: how many calories should I eat to lose weight? The BMR calculator at the top of this page combines three commonly used calculators. Just select the BMR option in the left column under menu/calculate and follow the instructions below:
How To Use The BMR Calculator
- Click BMR in the left menu column
- Select your sex and preferred measure system under Gender and Metric System
- Enter your age, weight and height
- Select your activity level and press calculate
The BMI (body mass index) provides an indication of your overall body composition and fat. The BMR (basal metabolic rate) is an estimate of the amount of energy your body requires to perform its normal vital functions at rest.
Your BMR and estimated daily calorie requirement are shown at the top of the blue box just below the calculate button (TDEE – total daily energy expenditure) . Your BMI and any notes you made are immediately below that. You can keep track of your results as well as any notes you made at the time if you log in first.
The estimated daily calorie requirement is an estimate of how many calories you need to maintain your current body weight. To lose weight, you either need to reduce your calorie intake or increase your level of activity or both.