# Maintenance Calculator Calories

Introduction

Maintaining a healthy and balanced weight is crucial for overall well-being. The Maintenance Calculator Calories tool is a practical solution to determine your daily calorie intake required to maintain your current weight. Understanding this value allows you to make informed decisions regarding your diet and lifestyle.

Formula

This calculator employs the Mifflin-St Jeor equation, a well-established formula for estimating daily calorie requirements. It considers the following factors:

• Current Weight (in kilograms): Your present body weight.
• Age: Your age in years.
• Height (in centimeters): Your height.
• Activity Level: Your level of physical activity, varying from sedentary to super active.

The formula computes the daily calorie intake needed for weight maintenance as follows:

1. For Sedentary individuals (little or no exercise):
• Calorie Intake = 10 * weight + 6.25 * height – 5 * age – 161
2. For Lightly Active individuals (light exercise or sports 1-3 days a week):
• Calorie Intake = 10 * weight + 6.25 * height – 5 * age + 5
3. For Moderately Active individuals (moderate exercise or sports 3-5 days a week):
• Calorie Intake = 10 * weight + 6.25 * height – 5 * age + 100
4. For Very Active individuals (hard exercise or sports 6-7 days a week):
• Calorie Intake = 10 * weight + 6.25 * height – 5 * age + 250
5. For Super Active individuals (very hard exercise, physical job, or training):
• Calorie Intake = 10 * weight + 6.25 * height – 5 * age + 500

How to Use

Here’s how to utilize the Maintenance Calculator Calories tool:

1. Input your current weight in kilograms.
2. Enter your age in years.
3. Specify your height in centimeters.
4. Choose your activity level from the dropdown list.
5. Click the “Calculate” button.

The tool will reveal your daily calorie intake required to maintain your current weight based on your chosen activity level.

Example

For instance, if your current weight is 70 kilograms, your age is 30 years, your height is 170 centimeters, and you engage in moderate exercise (moderately active), the calculator will estimate that you need approximately 1,967.50 calories per day to maintain your weight.

FAQs

1. What is a calorie maintenance calculator?
• A calorie maintenance calculator is a tool that calculates the daily calorie intake required to maintain your current weight based on your activity level.
2. Why is knowing your calorie maintenance important?
• Knowing your calorie maintenance helps you make informed decisions about your diet, whether you want to maintain, lose, or gain weight.
3. What if my activity level changes?