Movement Weight Loss

How to Calculate Caloric Need

Knowing your caloric need is important to know if weight management is your main goal. Whether you want to lose body fat, build muscle mass, or maintain your current weight, knowing the amount of calories you need is the first crucial step to getting you towards your goal. Follow the guide below to figure out how many calories you need in your day.

Caloric need is the amount of calories you need to consume to maintain your body’s essential functions in addition to any physical activity you perform throughout your day. If you consume more calories than what your body needs, weight gain typically occurs. If you consume fewer calories than what your body needs, weight loss is typically the outcome. With that said, how do you actually go about calculating your caloric need?

In order to calculate your daily caloric need, you will need to know your age, height, weight, and an estimate of your physical activity levels.

Visit the ACE Fitness Caloric Needs Calculator to get your caloric intake.

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