We budget our finances with online banking tools and spreadsheets—some people more
meticulously than others. But, in general, we know how much money rolls into our
bank accounts and how much rolls right back out to pay our bills. We calculate what
we have, what we spend, and determine where we can cut back and save. Calorie calculators
apply the same principles to our bodies and health.
Step one in a successful weight loss program is determining your daily calorie intake.
Your basic calorie needs depend on your age, gender, weight, height, and exercise
level. To use our free calorie calculator to lose weight, simply fill-in the corresponding
fields, click “Calculate,” and you're on your way. The Advanced Options enable you
to see your results in calories or kilojoules, and select from three popular formulas—Mifflin-St
Jeor, Katch McArdle or Harris-Benedict.
The first calorie number returned to you is your starting point, or the amount of
calories per day your body requires to maintain weight. To lose weight, you will
need to create a calorie deficit by eating less than that number and burning more
calories with exercise. Find your personal calorie bank summary on the FitClick
My Home page. Formed from your calories eaten, calories burned, and daily calorie
intake, the net calories equation illustrates your estimated rate of weight change
If you want to use the FitClick calorie calculator to lose weight it will provide
you with the information you need. In addition to your calorie intake weight maintenance
number, the results include approximately how many calories per day you should take-in
to achieve weight loss at a rate of one pound per week.
With the results you receive, you'll have the framework to develop a healthy diet
plan to meet your goals. Our tools make the math and planning very easy. Knowing
your body’s calorie needs is a sure fire setup for weight loss success. Your challenge
will be following through with the recommendations. When you do, you can bank on
long term results.