# Calories calculator

### What does the calorie calculator Tell Me?

Our calorie calculator will tell you how many calories you need to consume each day to maintain your current weight.

### How does the Forbes Health calorie calculator work?

The Forbes Health Calorie Calculator estimates the number of calories your body uses each day. If you want to lose weight, it calculates the number of daily calories you need to consume to achieve your weight loss goal. It also displays how long it will take you to reach your goal weight safely.

### How accurate is met in calculating calories consumed?

The accuracy of this calculation is significantly affected by MET. By convention, 1 MET is roughly equivalent to expending 1 Calorie per kilogram of body weight per hour or consuming 3.5 mL of oxygen per kilogram of body mass per minute.

### How can I estimate the number of calories burned during activities?

Use the following calculators to estimate the number of calories burned during certain activities based on either activity duration or distance (only for walking, running, or cycling). To estimate the calories consumed each day, use our Calorie Calculator.

### How can I calculate my daily calorie intake?

Calorie Calculator. Use our calorie-intake calculator to determine your daily caloric needs based on your height, weight, age and activity level. In addition to determining the calories needed to maintain weight, use this as a calorie burner calculator and figure out how many calories you need to burn in order to drop pounds.

### How can I estimate the number of calories burned during activities?

Use the following calculators to estimate the number of calories burned during certain activities based on either activity duration or distance (only for walking, running, or cycling). To estimate the calories consumed each day, use our Calorie Calculator.

### What are the three equations used in the calorie calculator?

The three equations used by the calculator are listed below: BMR = 13.397W + 4.799H - 5.677A + 88.362 BMR = 9.247W + 3.098H - 4.330A + 447.593 The value obtained from these equations is the estimated number of calories a person can consume in a day to maintain their body-weight, assuming they remain at rest.

### Why is it important to count calories?

Many people are completely unaware of, or grossly underestimate their daily caloric intake. Counting calories can help raise an awareness of different types of foods, the number of calories they contain, and how these calories have a different effect on a persons feelings of satiety.

### How do you calculate calories per minute with met?

In the above equation, 1 MET equals 3.5 mL of oxygen consumed per kilogram of body weight per minute. For example, say you weigh 150 pounds (approximately 68 kg) and you are running at 7 mph, which has a MET value of 11.5. The formula would work as follows: 11.5 × 3.5 × 68/200 = 13.69 calories per minute.

### How does the calculator estimate calories burned?

Most estimates (including the ones provided by our calculator) involve the use of three key factors: body mass, duration of the activity, and the metabolic equivalent of a task (MET). The MET of various tasks have been widely studied, and our calculator estimates calories burned based on data made available through these studies.

### How does the metabolism compendium calculate calories?

Heres how it works: This calculation relies on a key value known as a MET, which stands for metabolic equivalent. One MET is roughly equivalent to the energy cost of sitting quietly, according to the Compendium, and can be considered 1 kcal/kg/hour.

### Is bomb calorimetry an accurate measure of nutrition?

Thats because bomb calorimetry provides an accurate measure of the total calorie content of food, but it slightly overcalculates the actual amount of useable energy, since the absorption and digestion rates of nutrients vary in actual human beings.