Total energy expenditure

Calculate your daily calorie consumptionThis is a very precise metabolic calculator. It calculates your resting metabolic rate and your total energy consumption in calories or kilojoules. This can be a helpful tool for weight loss as it allows you to estimate the amount of calories that represents your energy balance.

 

Instructions:
1. Use the dials until you have entered time spend on sleeping and other activities on a typical day (24 hours).
2. The calculator assumes that all unaccounted time is spend sitting.

Basal metabolic rate
Total energy expenditure
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0
kcal
kcal
Gender
Age
Weight
height
Intense exercise
Moderate exercise
Light exercise
Standing / walking
Sleeping
Sitting
Maximum effort
Intensity sports
Fast running
Fast rowing
Strength training
Wood-chopping
Most sports
Bicycling
Housework
Gardening
Brisk walking
Golf
Cooking
Easy walking
Shopping
(Remaining time)
24:00
h:m

 

Estimate energy expenditureIf you want to increase accuracy of your estimation, you should print this sheet and fill it out hour by hour on a typical day. After that - enter values in to the calculator.

Calculate_daily_energy_expenditure.pdf

 


Background

The basal metabolic rate is calculated from the Schofield reference formulas used by WHO including age specific formulas for children. Energy cost of activities are based on various references and because children use relative more energy pr. kg body weight than adults, a dynamic correction is used for children depending on body weight.

At the other end of the scale, obese people tend to have their activity dependent energy expenditure overestimated. Accordingly, a correction factor for body mass indexes over 30 is applied.

In summary: this calculator is reliable for children as well as normal weight and obese adults.

References
Energy and Protein Requirements, Proceedings of an IDECG workshop, Edited by Nevin S. Scrimshaw, John C. Waterlow and Beat Schürch. 1994.
Eur J Clin Nutr. 1996 Feb;50 Suppl 1:S1-197.

World Health Organisation, Fao, and Unu. Energy and protein requirements. Geneva: WHO, Technical Report Series 724, 1985.

Exercise Physiology, McArdle, Katch & Katch, 5th ed

WHO Obesity Guidelines, 2000 - Technical Report Series 894

Schofield, W.N. 1985. Predicting basal metabolic rate, new standards and review of previous work. Hum. Nutr. Clin. Nutr., 39C (suppl. 1): 5-41.

 

Comments  

#161 Iris 2019-02-11 23:20
ok thanks
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#160 Micaela 2019-02-01 15:32
Quoting Blake:
I am sorry, but i think this calculator is w bit off. Im 34, 179cm, and 77kg..This thing says i burn 3,655 calories on days when I work out. Is this calculator used for days Im not working out or for my days I am working out? Even on non workout days it says I burn 2,734 calories. Does this mean on my workout days I need to eat more than I burn on that day? Or do I just need to eat more than I burn on a normal day?


Keep in mind that the calories you are given does NOT take into account that you're eating. If you workout as much as you put in and don't eat for the entire day, then yes generally you'll lose around 3,655. However let's say that you're eating about 2,200 calories that day of your workout (which isn't hard to do). That means you only burned 1455.

It can seem a bit high when you get the number but you have to keep in mind all the calories you'll be taking in that cancels out a majority of your tdee.
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#159 Charlie 2018-11-20 16:35
Am I the only one that thinks this calculator is off? It says that my TDEE is 3800 where many other calcs say that its around 2400-2600. That's quite a large difference IMO.
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#158 Blake 2018-09-11 12:37
I am sorry, but i think this calculator is w bit off. Im 34, 179cm, and 77kg..This thing says i burn 3,655 calories on days when I work out. Is this calculator used for days Im not working out or for my days I am working out? Even on non workout days it says I burn 2,734 calories. Does this mean on my workout days I need to eat more than I burn on that day? Or do I just need to eat more than I burn on a normal day?
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#157 Guus 2018-09-08 12:01
I have a question, is the amount of energy the brain uses everyday also included in the calculations of this calculator? A normal brain can use about 300-400 calories a day!
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#155 Apprentice 2018-05-23 04:55
Thank you so much for this very useful tool! It has healed my relationship with food. I had no idea that my body burned this many calories! It is awesome to know I can eat satisfying amounts of food and lose/maintain weight. No need to slash calories to proverbial 1200!
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#154 Shane 2018-05-22 16:01
Dials don't work at all - anyone know why?
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