This calorie calculator uses gender, height, weight, and age to determine your Basal Metabolic Rate, then makes adjustments depending on the activity level you choose. It can tell you how many calories you should eat daily to maintain your weight.
This Calculator is designed to give an estimate of how many calories you burn per day. It's an important number to know, especially if your goal is to lose weight. Losing fat exemplifies the simple law of energy intake and expenditure.
Eating more than you are burning means you gain weight. Burning more than you're eating means you lose weight. To lose a pound you must consume 3500 fewer calories than you expend. A good goal is to create a 500 calorie deficit per day.
That would result in a one pound weight loss for the week (500 x 7=3500). That is safe and healthy weight loss.
In addition to reducing your caloric intake, increasing your activity level with exercise is a key element in successful weight loss. Not only does it contribute to weight loss from the calories that are burned, it can result in an increased metabolism long after you've stopped exercising.
The two best methods for revving up your metabolism are weight training and interval training.
Weight training increases your muscle mass. Muscle is more metabolically active than fat. More muscle = more calories burned per day. The reason men have an easier time losing weight than women is because of the differences in size and muscle mass.
Women should never shy away from weight training. It will boost their metabolism significantly, while toning them up more than any other exercise mode.
Interval training is alternating bouts of high-speed/intensity work followed by periods of rest or low activity. An interval training workout is usually 15-30 minutes. It keeps your body burning calories long after you've stopped working out.
It also develops muscle mass to a much larger degree than traditional aerobic training. You can use interval training with running, cycling, swimming, on elliptical trainers, even walking- if you use hills.