Calorie Calculator
There are various formulas to calculate caloric intake and regardless of whichever you choose they’re more or less the same thing and will give you a similar result + or – 100Kcal or so.

That being said I’m not a fan of calorie counting for the majority of people but if you’re on this page then it means that you insist. Over the years I found that most trainees, especially women simply don’t consume enough calories to lose weight. In fact I’ve come across dozens of people who have been on a restricted diet for so long their bodies slowed down so much that they got fat!

It’s very important to try to establish a base before you start trying to lose weight. A lot of my clients who were in a caloric deficient before they started training with me found that while trying to get your calories to a base level they actually started to lose weight.

If you want to know more on this you’ll have to spend some 1:1 time with me or your strength and conditioning coach to get into the nitty gritty.

Anyhow you’ll find out just how to calculate your caloric needs below:

Your Goal
Activity Level Weight Loss Weight Maintenance
Multiply Bodyweight in Pounds By:
Sedentary (minimal exercise) 10-12 12-14
Moderately Active (3-4 times/wk) 12-14 14-16
Very Active (5-7 times/wk) 14-16 16-18

 

Step 1
Find your activity level and multiply those numbers by your goal whether it’s “weight loss” or “weight maintenance”.

Example
Moderate activity x weight loss
12-14 x 185 lbs
2220 Kcal – 2590 Kcal

Step 2
Look at the illustration and find which body type is similar to yours.

Step 3
Based on your activity level and your calories calculated from step 1, multiply your target calories by the percentages from your choice of body type.

Example
Mesomorph
Protein: 30%
Carbs: 40%
Fat: 30%

2220 Kcal x 0.30 = 666 Kcal from protein
2220 Kcal x 0.40= 888 Kcal from carbs
2220 Kcal x 0.30 = 666 Kcal from fat

Step 4
Convert your Kcal into grams by dividing your numbers from protein and carbs by 4 calories and your number from fat by 9 calories.

Example
666 Kcal protein ÷ 4 = 166.5g protein
888 Kcal from carbs ÷ 4 = 222g carbs
666 Kcal fat ÷ 9 = 74g fat

Protein- 166.5g
Carbs- 222g
Fat- 74g

There you have it, an easy way to find out how many calories you need to consume per day. Keep in mind that this is a very general approach to calculating your daily requirements and several other factors need to be taken into account to get the optimal results.
 

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