# Calorie Calculator

Are you concerned about the daily calorie need to maintain your body? If yes, you will have to calculate the weekly calorie need using this Calorie Calculator. The Calorie Calculator will estimate your weekly calorie need after analyzing your age, gender, height, weight, and the level of activity you undertake usually. This Calorie Calculator is also helpful if you are interested to gain or lose your weight. After you input all the requirements, the Calorie Calculator will show you the amount of calorie you need to intake to lose or gain one unit of weight every week.

### **The Calorie Calculator has been designed in line with the Mifflin – St Jeor’s BMR or (Basal Metabolic Rate).

 The Mifflin – St Jeor equation Male 10 * weight(kg) + 6.25 * height(cm) – 5 * age(y) + 5 Female 10 * weight(kg) + 6.25 * height(cm) – 5 * age(y) – 161 Calorie Needed to Maintain Weight Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) x Activity Factor

### Burning Calories

Following table illustrates the calorie burning rates of some exercises.

 Activity (hourly) 185 lbs person 155 lbs person 125 lbs person Running 710 600 480 Bicycling 710 600 480 Football 710 600 480 Basketball 710 600 480 Soccer 710 600 480 Tennis 620 520 420 Swimming 530 440 360 Softball/Baseball 440 370 300 Walk 360 300 240 Golf (Using Cart) 310 260 210

### Calorie in Common Food Components

Following table shows the available energies in common food components.

 Food Components kJ per gram Calorie (kcal) per gram kJ per ounce Calorie (kcal) per ounce Fat 37 8.8 1,049 249 Proteins 17 4.1 482 116 Carbohydrates 17 4.1 482 116 Fiber 8 1.9 227 54 Ethanol (drinking alcohol) 29 6.9 822 196 Organic acids 13 3.1 369 88 Polyols (sugar alcohols, sweeteners) 10 2.4 283 68