How Many Calories Should a Woman or Man Eat?
According to basic government guidelines: Men should eat 2500 Calories per day, and Women 2000 Calories per day.
This is meaningless!
We are all different shapes and sizes, and do different amounts of exercise – this is why you NEED to use a calculator.
Daily Calories for Weight Loss
Check the fat loss range above. This is what you need to be aiming for.
You must be able to track calories each day for a minimum of a week to determine how and what you are eating. You can then begin reducing daily calories (only reduce by a maximum of 500 per day at first).
Which Foods Should You Eat?
It’s entirely possible to lose weight without any specific food restrictions – this is called Flexible Dieting. Rather than eliminate foods, you eat according to specific macronutrient levels (a set amount of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats).
Find out more in the flexible dieting guidebook.
Calorie Maintenance Levels
Check the maintenance range above. This is how much you should be eating each day so that you WILL NOT gain weight.
How This Works
This calculator uses the Mifflin St Jeor formula, which is acknowledged as one of the most accurate predictive equations for both normal weight and obese individuals.
The calculator predicts REE (Resting Energy Expenditure). Exercise levels are then factored in. Fat loss levels are calculated by subtracting 20% of daily calories. There is always a “rock bottom” value factored in – which is 8 calories per pound of body weight.