Welcome to the Wellness Watchdog Daily Caloric Needs Calculator!

Ever wondered how many calories you should be consuming each day to maintain your current weight? Our easy-to-use calculator can help you determine your daily caloric needs based on your age, height, weight, sex, and activity level. Follow the simple steps below and find out how to better manage your dietary intake for optimal health.

How to Use the Calculator

  1. Enter Your Age: Simply input your age in years.
  2. Enter Your Height: Provide your height in feet and inches.
  3. Enter Your Weight: Enter your weight in pounds.
  4. Select Your Sex: Choose your sex from the dropdown menu (Male or Female).
  5. Select Your Activity Level: Choose the option that best describes your usual level of physical activity:
    • Inactive: You never or rarely include physical activity in your day.
    • Somewhat Active: You include light or moderate activity about two to three times a week.
    • Active: You include at least 30 minutes of moderate activity most days of the week, or 20 minutes of vigorous activity at least three days a week.
    • Very Active: You include large amounts of moderate or vigorous activity in your daily routine.

Once you have filled in all the fields, click the “Calculate Daily Calories” button to see your results.

Daily Caloric Needs Calculator

Daily Caloric Needs Calculator

Interpreting the Results

After clicking the calculate button, the calculator will display your estimated daily caloric needs based on the information you provided. This number represents the amount of calories you need to consume each day to maintain your current weight.

What Your Daily Caloric Needs Mean

  • Maintenance: The calculated number of calories is what you need to maintain your current weight. If you consume this amount of calories, your weight should stay relatively stable.
  • Weight Loss or Gain: To lose weight, you would typically consume fewer calories than your daily needs. To gain weight, you would consume more. It’s always best to consult with a healthcare professional before making significant changes to your diet or exercise routine.

Why Calculate Your Daily Caloric Needs?

Understanding your daily caloric needs is crucial for managing your weight and overall health. Whether you’re looking to maintain, lose, or gain weight, knowing how many calories you need each day can help you make informed decisions about your diet and lifestyle.

Give our Daily Caloric Needs Calculator a try and take the first step towards a healthier you!