How to Figure Out How Many Calories You Need

December 4, 2012 | Comments: 6 Comments

Categories: Nutrition, Science

I can almost guarantee you, if you are only eating 1200 calories per day, you aren’t eating enough.  You may lose weight for a while, but you will plateau.  Here is a great calculator to use to figure out how much to eat Accurate Calorie Calculator.  Choose the Katch-Mcardle equation on Step 8.  This one is almost as good and you should use it if you don’t know your percentage of body fat Good Calorie Calculator.  Don’t like those two?  How about this one from the Mayo Clinic  instead?  It’s a little more conservative.


Please share this far and wide. Humans need to start eating again!


Not convinced that you can eat more calories and still lose weight? Maybe reading this will help covince you that eating the right amount of food is good for you.




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6 responses to “How to Figure Out How Many Calories You Need”

  1. Lucy says:

    Wow. Clearly hit a nerve, huh Brandie?

  2. Can I copy some of this post, if a put a link back to your blog?

  3. Barb says:

    I think censoring comments that are both offensive and unconstructive is the foundation for creating a safe and welcoming space for those seeking support. The comments of the previous poster are neither coherent nor relevant to the blog post. I vote to delete.

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