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The Calorie Calculator - How Many Calories Do You Need?

Whether you're looking to lose or gain, here's the equation to calculating exactly how many calories you need.

A. Take your weight (in pounds) and multiply it by 11: _____. This is the amount of calories your body burn to stay alive.


B. Multiply the value you calculated for A by 1.5: _____. This is how many calories your body burns going through normal, daily activities.


C. Multiply the number of minutes per week you lift weights by 5: _____.
(For example, four one-hour workouts per week would be 240 minutes.)


D. Multiply the number of minutes per week you run, cycle, or play sports by 8: _____.


E. Add the values for C and D, then divide by 7: _____.


F. Add the values for B and E to get your daily calorie needs: _____.
(This is the number of calories you ned to maintain your body weight in your current lifestyle.)


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