## How do I calculate my daily calorie needs?

**To determine your total daily calorie needs, multiply your BMR by the appropriate activity factor, as follows:**

- If you are sedentary (little or no exercise) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.2.
- If you are lightly active (light exercise/sports 1-3 days/week) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.375.

## How do you calculate calories burned?

Here’s your equation: MET value multiplied by weight in kilograms tells you calories burned per hour (MET*weight in kg=calories/hour). If you only want to know how many calories you burned in a half hour, divide that number by two. If you want to know about 15 minutes, divide that number by four.

## How do I calculate calories in homemade food?

Add up your ingredients

To find out the nutritional value of food you cook or bake at home, you need to add up the nutritional values of every ingredient and divide by the number of servings the recipe yields. (We’ll get to how you determine “a serving” in a minute.)

## How many calories should you eat a day?

The average woman needs to eat about 2,000 calories per day to maintain her weight, and 1,500 calories per day to lose one pound of weight per week. Meanwhile, the average man needs 2,500 calories to maintain, and 2,000 to lose one pound of weight per week. However, this depends on numerous factors.