Daily calorie calculator
for women

The daily calorie calculator includes calories for rest and activity. This calculator uses the Harris-Benedict equation to estimate your daily needs. Most active women will use the moderately or very active categories which are associated with activity factors of 50-70%.
Be sure to fill in all the boxes for the calculator to work.


Enter your height in feet: and inches:

Enter your weight in pounds:

Enter your age in years:

Activity level:
Sedentary: little or no exercise
Lightly active: light exercise/sports 1-3 days/week
Moderately active: moderate exercise/sports 3-5 days/week
Very active: hard exercise/sports 6-7 days a week
Extremely active: very hard exercise/sports and physical job

Click to calculate your daily calorie needs:

Your daily calorie needs: calories


This is one of many ways to calculate your daily calorie needs. Remember, it is only an estimate of your average needs, especially since the activity levels are not very specific. Obviously your calorie needs differ on rest days compared to training days, but so does calorie intake. It is best to consider calorie balance over time. If your weight changes within the day, that is a hydration issue. Your weight change at the end of a week will give you a clearer picture if you are balancing your food calorie with your exercise calories.

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