BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) Daily Calorie Calculator

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


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 Tue, 08/20/2019 - 20:44

It worked for me. The only thing I changed was instead of putting down 5’7 as my height , I only wrote down 57 . I’m not sure if that works for everyone but it’s near to my TDEE using a different calculation
Hope this helps

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Posted Mon, 08/05/2019 - 22:04
Tom Purvis

This is bogus you’re right it don’t work

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Posted Mon, 08/05/2019 - 19:53
reynaldo ruiz

Only enter the number for age, height, and weight

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Posted Sun, 08/04/2019 - 15:16
Joe Richardson

I filled in every section and received absolutely nothing to tell me about my calorie intake or my metabolic rate. Please get this right as I see that I am not the only one who was disappointed.

Must do better.

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Posted Mon, 08/05/2019 - 19:58
reynaldo ruiz

Only use numbers for weight, height, and age.

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Posted Mon, 08/05/2019 - 19:58
reynaldo ruiz

Only use numbers for weight, height, and age.

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Posted Sun, 08/04/2019 - 12:30
James Pond

Same as Clarke (below). Been getting this message for several weeks. Just figured it doesn't work.

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Posted Sun, 08/04/2019 - 12:28

Actually the calculation is fairly spot on. My calorie consumption reads just under 3200. When I have previously set a daily target of 2800 , I managed to loose about half a pound a week. Does not sound much, but starting in February I found that I had shed about 10 pounds come mid June. Not a huge amount but I was only 14 stone to start with and I found that I had cut down to a healthy look. Didn’t feel hungry and it disciplined me to eat properly so I didn’t use up my allowance on ‘empty ‘ calories. Ultimately this works as long as you are honest with how you rate your activity.

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Posted Sun, 06/30/2019 - 14:25

I keep getting a message saying I need to fill in all fields. I have field in all fields. I am not sure what I am doing wrong.

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Posted Wed, 07/03/2019 - 11:06

I just tried it in Lb's and it worked fine

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Posted Mon, 08/05/2019 - 18:17

Works fine for me too. Compared to the Naval Biometrics Test I just had done, it's a little under 100kcal difference. That's totally acceptable x

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Posted Sat, 07/06/2019 - 12:36
Mark Nilson

It usually mean I filled something in wrong. Ex: when I accidentally fill out my height as 6’3, instead of 75

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Posted Tue, 07/23/2019 - 12:14
Mohamed El dessouki

Change your keyboard language to English. The numbers must be Like this "123". This problem occurs when I write the numbers in Arabic like this ١٢٣.

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Posted Sun, 08/04/2019 - 23:52

Enter your height in inches if using US in example if you are 6 feet 2 inches tall enter 74 for the number that should be your problem

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Posted Fri, 06/21/2019 - 07:00

انا عمري 28سنة ووزني 52 kg و طولي 163cm

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Posted Sat, 06/15/2019 - 18:21
Nour Nour

انا عمري 21 سنة ووزني 45 مع العلم طولي 1.69 انا اريد الزيادة في وزني لاني اعاني من النحافة

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Posted Sat, 06/29/2019 - 07:55

You have to take your number and add about 500 calories to it.
Hit the gym and increase your protein intake such as meats eggs fish and chicken

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Posted Thu, 06/06/2019 - 20:17

5’6”, 220lb male. BMR given is 2801. Picked the lowest amount of exercise listed. Jogging 3-4 days a week, Muay Thai 1 or 2, lifting 1-2. Most workouts are about 45 minutes each across the board. A different app gave me a goal of 1850 cal/day to lose weight, hasn’t been working. Am I having issues dropping weight because I’m eating too little?

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Posted Mon, 06/24/2019 - 20:36

Weight loss is not always a straight downward path. Sometimes, it halts, other times you gain a little, and loose back next week.
In my case I have managed to shave off a lot of extra weight by doing intermittent fasting and eating mostly healthy meals, no fast food, no juices, no deep fried foods and less processed sugar & meats. I do allow myself 1 day / week to cheat-eat a little unhealthy and higher calorie mean (but I don’t go overboard). In my opinion Cheat days are important because you don’t stress your body with low calories everyday and your metabolism will stay “sharp”.
Try counting your calories, but I would say 2800 kal / day is a lot. Try to figure out how many calories you burn daily without workouts and substract 500 (to loose weight). In my experience, loosing weight is food, not exercising. Exercise helps you, but really 90% is the food we eat.

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Posted Sun, 06/02/2019 - 07:34

You mean kilocalories, right? With 4 kcal a day, I'd die of hunger.

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Posted Thu, 05/30/2019 - 06:48

مرحبا .انا وزني 52كيلو وطولي 168سم عدد سعرات الحرارية1935 انا اريد
زيادة10كغ كم عدد سعرات التى يجب عليا استهلاكها حتى اصل الى وزن 62 كغ

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Posted Thu, 06/06/2019 - 19:08

عايز تزيد يبقى تزود من 500 ل 1000 كاليورى على حسب التكلفة و نفس الكلام مع التنشيف بس لازم تحسبهم كلهم

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Posted Thu, 06/06/2019 - 22:45
Mohammed Alomar

زيد السعرات خليها دبل.....

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Posted Sun, 06/09/2019 - 13:01

L.age 28 poid 80 .1.72

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Posted Sat, 05/11/2019 - 19:12

After doing the calculator obviously it already has the activity level calculation in it so you dont need to multiply anything more...correct

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Posted Fri, 05/10/2019 - 05:08

YOUR DAILY CALORIE REQUIREMENTS ARE:3084 CALORIES PER DAY. I never can reach this mount of calories per day, the max that I_ had is under 2000 ca. Is that a problem?

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Posted Sun, 04/21/2019 - 23:15

I noticed it said walking for Cardio. Can I jog/run on treadmill, do elliptical, or even concept 2 rower. I am currently 169lbs and trying to get to 155lbs in around 8 weeks.

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Posted Sat, 04/13/2019 - 05:07

Hi. I'm 35, female, 155 pounds, 5 feet 3 inches. The calculator is telling me my BMR is 2002 calories. I have used a BMR calculator in the past and it said my BMR was closer to 1475, so I'm not sure what to think. I lift weights 4 days/week for about 75-90 minutes, followed by 30 minutes of cardio. I have been limiting my calories to about 1300/day. I really need more information on how much protein, calories, etc I need to be consuming in order to gain lean muscle and lose body fat. Everything I read tells me something different. I have lost about 10 pounds and I've been following this routine for almost 2 months. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

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Posted Mon, 04/22/2019 - 19:17

I think this calculates TDEE and not BMR since it asks for your activity level, and BMR (if I'm not mistaken) does not take into account your daily activities/workouts. I'd say just based off of what your stats are, you're probably eating too little if you're consistently as active as you say. I'm 5'4" 120lbs and my bmr/rmr is 1350 and eating 1600 calories while working out 6 days a week is still a pretty significant deficit for me. Try comparing your results on other TDEE sites and maybe average it out?

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Posted Tue, 04/23/2019 - 08:57

Agreed. And extra points for the name used.

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Posted Fri, 06/28/2019 - 06:54

1300 cal day is WAY too little. You need to be eating muchmore, esp proteins and good fats, veggies. If you're in gym 2 hrs 4x a week you are not fueling for building muscle by eating so little. Up that to 1800, of which is proteins and good fats.

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Posted Mon, 08/05/2019 - 05:59

For maximum protein intake, I follow the words of Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1gram of protein per body weigh (LB), should be your daily protein intake. At 155lbs you could be consuming a maximum of 155grams of protein daily. I too have been working on building lean muscle while burning fat. I have learned, through my experience and research, that hitting your macros and working out consistently are vital to my progress. I am struggling now to find exact macros target which will maximize my growth. Hope this helps

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Posted Wed, 04/10/2019 - 18:10

What does the resulting answer mean?
My calories are 3150
And I want to increase my weight ten kilo how?

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Posted Thu, 04/11/2019 - 10:48

Hi Maddi,

The result provides your maintenance calories. To increase your weight, you'll want to add calories to that number. My recommended added calorie amount would be ~250-500 calories on top of your results.

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Posted Thu, 04/11/2019 - 12:28

Thanks alot joshengland

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Posted Sun, 07/07/2019 - 04:48
Mr Robert Canning

Add 500 onto your nb to add 1lb a week same for losing but minus 500 off the number
This is a tdee calculator (bmr + activity) so just add or minus 500 of the number if wanting to gain or lose ,recalculate every 2 weeks
Another factor here is the job calories isn't inc only bmr and activity, if your a grafter like a scaffolder compared to office job these calories vary I would add 1000 cals if labour work and 200 if casual onto the total

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Posted Tue, 03/26/2019 - 21:18

I am 26 years old and 1.80 years tall and weigh 63 kg and very thin

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Posted Mon, 03/18/2019 - 09:05

I'm 24 years old , female , 44 kg ,156 cm, my body is like a ruler . l want make shape for my glutes to become bigger . l'm soo.. sad because the shape of my body . please help me.

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Posted Sun, 04/07/2019 - 11:19

I have watched ‘florina fitness’ on YouTube that has helpful tips on developing curves!!! I just found her a few days ago.

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Posted Wed, 03/13/2019 - 11:52

this calcualtor is buggy. depending if you use inches or cm gives you an amount that is wildy different.

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Posted Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:06
Steven Barnett

I disagree. I put in my accurate information for both because I saw your post and there was a 4 calorie difference. I would suggest checking the math on your conversions to make sure they are accurate. There is nothing wrong with this calculator.

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Posted Tue, 03/19/2019 - 08:26

The calculations are different but not wildly different..... Make sure you changed weight to lbs as well

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Posted Wed, 04/10/2019 - 18:21

Yes,with cm 3150cal men with insh2000cal
For the Sam person

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Posted Fri, 06/07/2019 - 18:23

Height is in inches only so 176cm or 69.3 inches

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Posted Sun, 03/03/2019 - 04:59
Michael Moore

Im 47 and lift weights 4-5 days per week at minimum 80% 1rm currently at 90% 1rm on all lifts (DL, OHP, Sqt) and either sled push or farmers carry. I work at a moderately physical job im on my feet all day. My question is Where exactly do I fall on the activity chart? It is a difference of 500 calories between two choices...

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Posted Sat, 02/23/2019 - 02:38

So I'm 26 years old, female, about 100 pounds. I've been doing aerial silks for over a year and rock climbing I recently started up again and have been doing just for a few weeks. I'm amazed of how little muscle I've gained after being so active and doing sports that are super muscle building. I am not always the best about eating enough but does it really make that big of a difference? I don't want to gain any fat, just muscle! It says I should eat 2000 calories, is that right?

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Posted Tue, 04/09/2019 - 21:52
Jaryen Haughey

That is definitely correct. 2000 or more would be acceptable. Considering your lightweight your metabolism is very high with or without the muscle mass. For you to gain muscle without the fat I would recommend at least 60 percent of your calories per day to come from protein based meals and supplement (optional). Rock climbing is a long term physical sport so to gain muscle you must have that protein intake to ensure your muscles are receiving the doses they need. gym lifts and intensive lifting 2times a week as well might benefit you as well, but this is only optional as well, Reps over max lifts are expected if choosing to lift for muscle mass. I hope this was helpful for you.

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Posted Sat, 02/09/2019 - 22:24

After calculating my BMR I am suppose to eat 3500 cal. I’ve been eating about 2800 (and that is a struggle). I work out really hard 5 days a week. Trying to build muscle. I am a fairly big dude (200lb and 6’1). I def have had a good amount of fat loss, and decent muscle gain. Just need to know if I should bump my calories up to 3500 or if I should stay at the 2800 range for more fat loss. Goals are to loose fat and gain muscle.

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Posted Sun, 02/17/2019 - 23:57
Ali Hamadeh

im exactly in your situation this increase amount of calories is absurd