Using the Harris–Benedict equation as revised by Mifflin and St Jeor in 1990. The Calorie Calculator can be used to estimate the calories you need to consume each day. This calculator can also provide some simple guidelines if you want to gain or lose weight. This will also provide daily meal plan of protein, carbs, and fat intake in grams.
Track Your Calorie Intake
Human bodies need energy to perform daily tasks and energy is gained by eating calories. If you eat more energy than you need, you will gain weight.
Calorie intake is mainly depend upon age, body size (height and weight), lifestyle and activity level. If your goal is weight loss, you should cut back on your calories. If you want to gain weight, you need to eat more calories than your body burns.
Although caloric intake depends on the person, one thing remains the same: in order to make a change, you have to change the amount you eat.
Eating too few calories can lead to issues, such as:
- Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
- Low heart rate
- Low blood pressure
- Menstrual cycle disturbances
- Hair loss
- Digestive problems