TDEE Calculator

About the TDEE Calculator

The Total Daily Energy Expenditure (TDEE) Calculator is an essential tool for anyone looking to understand and manage their daily energy requirements. TDEE is the total amount of energy you burn in a day, taking into account your basal metabolic rate and your activity level. This information is crucial for designing a personalized diet plan, whether your goal is to lose, maintain, or gain weight.

Why is TDEE Important?

Knowing your TDEE helps you to tailor your caloric intake accurately according to your lifestyle. It factors in everything from your basal metabolic rate (BMR), which is the number of calories your body needs to maintain basic bodily functions at rest, to your level of physical activity. Understanding your TDEE is the first step towards making informed nutritional decisions.

How to Use the TDEE Calculator

Using the TDEE Calculator is simple and straightforward:

  1. Select the appropriate BMR estimation formula based on your preference and accuracy. Options include Harris–Benedict, Mifflin St Jeor, and Katch–McArdle formulas, with the last requiring your body fat percentage.
  2. Enter your gender, age, height, and weight. Height can be input in feet and inches or centimeters, and weight in pounds or kilograms.
  3. Choose your activity level from options ranging from no exercise to super active. This will help adjust the calculation based on energy expended during daily activities.
  4. Select the unit of the result you prefer, either in calories or kilojoules.
  5. Click ‘Calculate’ to see your Total Daily Energy Expenditure.

FAQs about TDEE

  • What is the most accurate BMR formula? While the Mifflin St Jeor formula is generally considered more accurate for most people, the Katch–McArdle formula can be more precise if you know your body fat percentage.
  • Can TDEE help with weight loss? Yes, understanding your TDEE can significantly aid in weight loss by helping you determine how many calories you should consume to create a caloric deficit.
  • Is it necessary to update my details regularly in the calculator? Yes, as you lose weight, gain weight, or change your activity level, updating the calculator with your current details will provide more accurate results.

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