We budget our finances with online banking tools and spreadsheets—some people more meticulously than others. But, in general, we know how much money rolls into our bank accounts and how much rolls right back out to pay our bills. We calculate what we have, what we spend, and determine where we can cut back and save. Calorie calculators apply the same principles to our bodies and health.
Step one in a successful weight loss program is determining your daily calorie intake. Your basic calorie needs depend on your age, gender, weight, height, and exercise level. To use our free calorie calculator to lose weight, simply fill-in the corresponding fields, click “Calculate,” and you're on your way. The Advanced Options enable you to see your results in calories or kilojoules, and select from three popular formulas—Mifflin-St Jeor, Katch McArdle or Harris-Benedict.
The first calorie number returned to you is your starting point, or the amount of calories per day your body requires to maintain weight. To lose weight, you will need to create a calorie deficit by eating less than that number and burning more calories with exercise. Find your personal calorie bank summary on the FitClick My Home page. Formed from your calories eaten, calories burned, and daily calorie intake, the net calories equation illustrates your estimated rate of weight change per week.
If you want to use the FitClick calorie calculator to lose weight it will provide you with the information you need. In addition to your calorie intake weight maintenance number, the results include approximately how many calories per day you should take-in to achieve weight loss at a rate of one pound per week.
With the results you receive, you'll have the framework to develop a healthy diet plan to meet your goals. Our tools make the math and planning very easy. Knowing your body’s calorie needs is a sure fire setup for weight loss success. Your challenge will be following through with the recommendations. When you do, you can bank on long term results.