Calculate your caloric needs
Your body needs energy to carry out daily activities. This energy comes from the foods we eat. Use our daily calorie intake calculator to determine your daily caloric needs based on your height, weight, age and activity level. In addition to determining the calories needed to maintain weight, use this as a calorie burner calculator and figure out how many calories you need to burn in order to drop pounds.
Understanding Caloric Needs
The amount of energy in an item of food or drink is measured in calories. When we eat and drink more calories than we use up, our bodies store the excess as body fat. If this continues over time we may put on weight.
As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. These values can vary depending on age, size and levels of physical activity, among other factors.
Calories in common Fruits
Calories in common Foods
Calories in common Vegetables
Calories in common Beverages
|Diet Coke||1 cup||3|
|Milk, low-fat||1 cup||104|
|Orange Juice||1 cup||115|
Our bodies need energy to keep us alive and our organs functioning normally. When we eat and drink, we put energy into our bodies. Our bodies use up that energy through everyday movement, which includes everything from breathing to running.
To maintain a stable weight, the energy we put into our bodies must be the same as the energy we use by normal bodily functions and physical activity. An important part of a healthy diet is balancing the energy you put into your bodies with the energy you use.
For example, the more physical activity we do the more energy we use. If you consume too much energy on one day, don’t worry; just try to take in less energy on the following days.