Enter your sex, height, weight, age and activity level. From here; you’ll get an estimate of the number of calories you burn, per day.
How accurate is this calorie calculator?
For most of you, they are a great place to start.
We don’t burn the exact same amount of calories each day. Some days we move more than others. No two days are exactly the same. Hence why this calorie calculator has given you a range of calories.
What I recommended you do is, enter your details and use the numbers for two weeks. If after two weeks, you see no change, then look to decrease your number.
Why is there no macronutrient numbers in this calorie calculator?
Im not a fan of set macronutrients. Most calorie calculators have protein too high. Having carbohydrate and fat targets are unnecessary.
Do this instead:
- Set protein to at least 1.6g per kg of target bodyweight
- Set your fat to at least 0.5g per kg of bodyweight
- Once you have your fat and protein where you want, let carbs fall wherever you want
- Aim for 14g of fibre per 1000 calories
My weight hasn't changed after a week
Lot’s of interesting things are happening inside your body.
Your body may be holding onto more water if you’ve started a new training programme.
Your menstrual cycle may be influencing the amount of water you are carrying.
Read my article, highlighting the difference between fat loss and weight loss. This goes far deeper into why weight changes aren’t always as expected.