Estimated Calorie Needs Calculators
Calorie needs for everyone, including athletes, are based on age, sex, body weight and activity. There are a number of formulas to estimate caloric needs and it is probably best to use two or three of the following methods to estimate calorie needs and then take the average.
REMEMBER: The calorie estimate provided is based on the information provided by the user, whether it is correct or not (i.e. weight, activity level). In addition, this is only an estimate of caloric needs; for individualized recommendations, locate a Registered Dietitian in your community.
Source: Mifflin equation for Resting Energy Expenditure (formula published by Mifflin and colleagues, Am J Clin Nutr 1990)
2.Calories per pound rule of thumb
Source: Mosby's Nutritional Care Pocket Guide 2001
Remember estimated calorie needs from any of these formulas are based on current weight and are the number of calories required to maintain the current weight with the current activity level. Average the estimated calorie needs of formulas above to maintain current weight.
If you would like to lose weight: