BMR Calculator: Calculate Your Basal Metabolic Rate & Calorie Requirements

BMR Calculator
The basal metabolic rate (BMR) and calorie calculator is an excellent tool for estimating how many calories your body needs on a daily basis depending on the amount and intensity of your exercise regime.

Instructions

Basal Metabolic Rate & Daily Calorie Calculator

What units of measurement are you entering?
Enter Your Bodyweight (either kgs or lbs):
Enter Your Height (either cm or inches):
Enter Your Age (in years):
Please select your gender:
Choose your activity level:
 
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Posted Wed, 04/14/2021 - 07:35
paula

I don't think the calculator is working correctly,,,please check it. Says''please fill in all fields'' when they are all filled in,

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Posted Tue, 04/06/2021 - 21:24
Wesley

how come it’s saying “full in all the fields” but I already have them all filled out?

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Posted Thu, 04/01/2021 - 17:35
Marcos

I am 110 pound male, 5’5. I do 1hr & 30mins of vigorous weight lifting, and boxing workouts 3x a week. What activity is this?

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Posted Mon, 04/05/2021 - 14:28
Abigail_M&S

Hey Marcos - you most likely fall into the 'moderately active' category.

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Posted Sat, 04/10/2021 - 10:33
philip

I know it seems like playing. But, let try maybe the hard way is not always the right way.

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Posted Tue, 03/30/2021 - 18:39
Sandra Ramzy

I am about 162cm in height and I weigh around 43 kilos, do I need to gain weight?

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Posted Sun, 03/28/2021 - 04:33
Molly

Hey I'm 14, 50kg and 167cm high and female. I do half an hour of dancing (just dance) on week days, and also go for a 20 min walk up hill to the shops every day. My goal is to put on muscle and I'm happy to gain fat as well.

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Posted Thu, 03/25/2021 - 23:08
Joyce Bergman

I will be 64 next month, I’m a woman who is 5’2” and 147 pounds. I walk a minimum of four miles per day, sometimes five or more, seven days per week. I’m not that fast, I take about 23-25 minutes per mile. Is this moderate or very active?

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Posted Fri, 03/26/2021 - 10:45
Abigail_M&S

Hey Joyce - moderate

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Posted Tue, 03/23/2021 - 17:16
Holly

Hi I’m 24 years old, moderately fit, 171kg and 170cm tall and would like to lose weight. I’ve been doing 1800 calories and having a treat At the weekend but I have been absolutely starving in the week and think the best route is upping it in the week and not having a treat day. How many calories should I have?

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Posted Wed, 03/24/2021 - 09:38
Abigail_M&S

Hey Holly - are you doing any sort of exercise/activity to determine your activity level?

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Posted Sun, 03/21/2021 - 17:54
Stephanie

I am 135lbs, 5’2 (62in) and 20 years old. I am trying to lose weight and tone up. I put sedentary (little to no exercise) and got 1728 calories. I would now subtract 500 for weight loss and get 1228 cals. I wanted to try the 21 day shredding workout

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Posted Mon, 03/22/2021 - 09:26
Abigail_M&S

Hey Stephanie - is the 1728 lower than what you're currently eating? When you start the 21 day shredding workout, you'll want to change your 'activity level' in the BMR calculator to fit the activity level of that workout.

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Posted Tue, 03/09/2021 - 16:52
Daniel

I am 288lbs and 69 inches at 47 years old male moderately active 3-5 days a week working out. When I enter this I get 3746 calories which seems high. Is that correct?

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Posted Mon, 03/08/2021 - 16:36
Christopher Mcc...

Hi, I am 37 and work in an office. I weigh around 75kg and stand 5ft 10 tall. I am very lean all over always have been. But i carry alotnof belly fat and it is disgusting to look at in the mirror and uncomfortable to carry around. I want to bulk up but will this be possible with the belly fat?

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Posted Mon, 03/08/2021 - 11:36
Khaled Yassine

hello, I am 21 years old, male , 176 cm, 79.8 kg, and I am very active. I have a body fat percentage around 14%. I want to start a clean bulk program. How much I am supposed to consume calories and if there's a specific workout.
thank you

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Posted Wed, 03/10/2021 - 09:21
Abigail_M&S

Hey Khaled - add 500 calories to the number given to you by the calculator. Also, check out this clean bulk article: https://www.muscleandstrength.com/articles/clean-bulk-diet-options-lean-...

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Posted Sat, 03/06/2021 - 23:12
Noah

Hello!

I am 97 lbs, 62 inches, 14 years, a male, and moderately active. It says I haven't filled in all of the fields. Can anyone help? I also put in English for the measurement.

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Posted Tue, 03/09/2021 - 00:54
Anthony

So I put in your measurements and it came out as 2,112 calories per day.

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Posted Wed, 03/03/2021 - 20:54
Nathan Petticoffer

Hello! So I have been training 4 days a week and bulking eating 3,000 calories a day. I’m now cutting, but am trying to figure out what the correct calorie intake, carb, and fat percentage I should be shooting for.

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Posted Thu, 03/04/2021 - 09:43
Abigail_M&S
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Posted Wed, 03/03/2021 - 18:09
Chukwuemeka

Hi,

I am 25years, 6'5 tall and 105kg in weight. I'm not active and I'm looking to start working out. Im writing to see how much calories you think I should target daily. I'm looking to build lean muscle.

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Posted Sun, 02/28/2021 - 03:52
Benjamin Wright

Hi, do I select my activity level based on what I do now or what I am going to do? I currently don’t do any exercise and don’t have an active job but plan on getting into a workout regime of about 45-60 minutes a day 5-7 days a week.

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Posted Mon, 03/01/2021 - 09:57
Abigail_M&S

Hey Benjamin - you should do what you are doing now. Once you implement your new routine, you can enter in that activity level.

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Posted Sat, 02/27/2021 - 05:24
Tracy Bannatyne

Hi there,
I’m 5ft 2 and 130lbs my goal is to loss weight and tone. I workout 3-4 days per week 30mins weights and 30mins Jump Rope Tabata what activity level should I be at? I choose moderate and it gave me 2700 calories I feel this is a little high as I’m only eating 1400 just now. Should I be eating more? As I’m trying to loss weight?

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Posted Mon, 03/01/2021 - 09:56
Abigail_M&S

Hey Tracy - 1400 calories is low, even for weight loss. I also think you may have entered an incorrect piece of information into the calculator. When I plug my numbers (130 lbs, 62 inches, 23 years, female, moderately active), I get 2100 calories.

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Posted Mon, 02/22/2021 - 17:25
Hunter Mitchell

Hello!

I am 5'1 (61 inches) and around 135lbs. My daily calorie requirements are 1934 calories per day. My goal is to lose weight. So I would subtract 500 from that number for a total of 1434 calories per day. I still feel like that's too many calories. I'm planning on doing the Fast&Furious workout plan because I'm going on a trip that I would like to tone up for. Would you recommend I stay at 1434 calories per day?

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Posted Tue, 02/23/2021 - 09:04
Abigail_M&S

Hey Hunter - Those calories are correct. I would stay at those calories, monitor your progress for several weeks, and make adjustments as necessary

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Posted Tue, 02/23/2021 - 09:45
Hunter Mitchell

Thank you for your response! How would I determine what my macros should be?

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Posted Wed, 02/24/2021 - 09:59
Abigail_M&S
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Posted Sun, 02/21/2021 - 15:53
Hanane

Je mesure 46 kg.j'ai 29ans .et en langueur j'ai 156cm.

Je veux prendre du poids, que me conseillez-vous

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Posted Thu, 02/18/2021 - 09:16
Hannah

Hi, I’m 4 foot 11 and 117 pounds. I want to lose fat, I lift weights for 5 days a week for 1hr and 30 minutes. I do Hiit for 20 minutes 3x a week and the exercise bike for 30 minutes a day. What activity level should I be at?

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Posted Fri, 02/19/2021 - 11:19
Abigail_M&S

Hey Hannah - I would say 'Very Active'.

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Posted Tue, 02/16/2021 - 13:19
DG

Hey! I'm 6ft, 183 pounds with 20% body fat. I eat around 2081 calories a day, work out 6 times a week (dumbell and body weight work outs). I want to loose fat, but it doesn't look like I do right now. What activity level should I choose? and is it possible that I eat too little calories?

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Posted Wed, 02/17/2021 - 11:01
Abigail_M&S

Hey DG - I would choose 'very active' for your activity level. Once you enter your info into the calculator, you'll be given your maintenance calories. Since you're wanting to lose fat, subtract 500 calories from that maintenance number.

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Posted Fri, 02/12/2021 - 13:22
JC

Hey!! I’m 5’5 140 pounds with 19% body fat. What lifestyle should I choose? I workout 5-6 times a week. I’m trying to gain more
Muscle but should I eat more calories even when I’m at 19% body fat?

Thanks I’m advance!!

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Posted Mon, 02/15/2021 - 09:28
Abigail_M&S

Hey JC - I would choose 'Very Active'. From there, I would use the given calories for a 3-4 weeks and monitor your progress. If you're not gaining weight, add an additional 250-500 calories to that number.

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Posted Wed, 02/10/2021 - 01:47
Ankit

Hey, I'm following the "5 Days Dumbell only workout with 2 rest days" program by you guys . This is the only workout I do. It takes me around 60 minutes to complete my workout for the day. What lifestyle should I choose?

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Posted Wed, 02/10/2021 - 09:23
Abigail_M&S

Hey Ankit - moderately active

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Posted Thu, 02/04/2021 - 19:00
Andrea

I workout 4 times a week 1-1.5 hrs
I work as a housekeeper 5 times a week 6 hours a day
What lifestyle should I choose?

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Posted Fri, 02/05/2021 - 08:39
Abigail_M&S

Hey Andrea - I'd start with 'Very Active'. Monitor your progress with those calories for a few weeks, and if you're still feeling like you need to eat more, add a few hundred calories to that number.

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Posted Wed, 02/03/2021 - 23:40
Tammie Anthony

This is helpful. I’ve been reading and following for a while. I’m 5’8 193 lbs and workout 3-5. Days per week with some weight training. I’ve seen no results. I’ve lowered my caloriez by 500 so I’m at 1570. What am I doing wrong

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Posted Tue, 02/09/2021 - 14:06
Ryan

Hard to say really. What is your work out routine? What types of calories are you eating? High carbs? High fats? etc... you may be doing nothing wrong but you may not be burning enough calories.

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Posted Tue, 02/02/2021 - 23:57
Abdullah Aamir

I workout 6 times a week and also do cardio 4-5 times. What lifestyle is mine and should I do so much cardio for cutting ? I want to lose fat

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Posted Wed, 02/03/2021 - 09:19
Abigail_M&S

Hey Abdullah - I would put you in the 'very active' category. For fat loss, slow and steady wins the race for long-term success. If you're doing extra cardio AND eating in a deficit, you'll lose the weight but it won't be sustainable. If you're doing that much cardio and want to continue with that much cardio, I'd suggest eating at maintenance for 4-6 weeks and see how your body reacts.

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Posted Fri, 02/05/2021 - 08:37
Abigail_M&S

4 days of cardio plus 6 days of resistance training is still a lot. I would cut your resistance training down to 5 days and 2-3 days of cardio. That will most likely be more sustainable in the long run as well.

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Posted Thu, 02/11/2021 - 14:24
Abigail_M&S

That is a great program! You can keep doing that one and bring your cardio down to 2-3 times per week.

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Posted Wed, 02/10/2021 - 12:56
Abdullah Amir

But i am doing muscle and strengths 6 day dumbell push pull leg workoout at home, so should i switch to something else? What do u suggest?

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Posted Thu, 02/04/2021 - 11:57
Abdullah Aamir

So u suggest I should do less cardio ryt? because I can't eat alot of calories. Is doing 4 days cardio for 30 mins such as biking good ?

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Posted Sun, 01/31/2021 - 21:55
Kelan O’Brien

I feel like I’m eating way too much when trying to reach the calorie requirements. Is it possible the # the calculator said was to high?