How Calculate Your Recommended Calorie Intake
A Daily Calorie Limit is the number of calories consumed daily to meet a weight loss goal. This is based on calorie restriction.
Setting this limit will allow you to be more conscious of how many calories you consume per day, which will give you an overall advantage meeting your weight loss goals.
Your daily calorie limit is derived from multiplying your basal metabolic rate (BMR) against a daily activity level. This method
is called the Harris-Benedict Principle or Harris Benedict Formula.
The resulting number is your TDEE (Total Daily Energy Expenditure),
and can be used to set a healthy calorie intake to lose, gain or maintain
Find your basal metabolic rate.
Find your TDEE by multiplying your BMR against your Daily
|Activity Level||TDEE Formula
|Sedentary (little or no exercise)
||= 1.2 * BMR
|Lightly Active (light exercise/sports 1-3 days/wk)
||= 1.375 * BMR
|Moderately Active (moderate exercise/sports 3-5 days/wk)
||= 1.550 * BMR
|Very Active (hard exercise/sports 6-7 days/wk)
|| = 1.725 * BMR
|Extra Active (physical job or 2X day training)
||= 1.9 * BMR