How many calories do I need each day?
Want to know how many calories you need based on your activity level? This quick and easy tool will give you an estimate of what your calorie needs really are.
Your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is the minimum number of calories your body needs to sustain vital functions such as breathing, digesting food and keeping your brain, heart and lungs working. You can use your BMR calculation along with your activity levels and calorie intake to help determine how many calories you need to lose or gain weight. In other words, if your BMR is 2000 and you wish to lose weight, you need to consume fewer than 2000 calories, increase your activity level, or both.
How fit am I?
Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is calculated dividing your weight by the square of your height and measures average body fatness. As it factors in your body fat percentage, your BMI can serve as a guide to overall health and fitness and is considered to be a more reliable measurement than simply your height and weight alone. Remember to check with your physician if you have any questions regarding your weight or BMI.
Enter your height, neck and waist measurement in total inches or centimeters and your weight in pounds or kilograms. If you are female, also enter your hip measurement.