If you want to estimate your caloric needs there are several methods you can use. You can determine your basal metabolism using something like the Harris-Benedict equation and then add on your daily exercise activity.
Alternatively, you can use the calculator below, which simply uses your age, weight and an approximate overall level of activity to determine your caloric needs.
Which is more accurate? It’s debatable and will vary from person to person. The best way to use these tools is as a starting point for a fat loss or weight gain program. Based on your results you can raise or lower your caloric consumption.
Jacky has a degree in Sports Science and is a Certified Sports and Conditioning Coach. He has also worked with clients around the world as a personal trainer.
He has been fortunate enough to work with a wide range of people from very different ends of the fitness spectrum. Through promoting positive health changes with diet and exercise, he has helped patients recover from aging-related and other otherwise debilitating diseases.
He spends most of his time these days writing fitness-related content of some form or another. He still likes to work with people on a one-to-one basis – he just doesn’t get up at 5am to see clients anymore.