Daily Calorie Intake

Calculate your caloric needs

Your body needs energy to carry out daily activities. This energy comes from the foods we eat. These foods are measured in units of calories. The following calculator is to be used for maintenance.

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Target Daily Caloric Intake
These calculations are based on averages.

Understanding Caloric Needs

The amount of energy in a drink of food is measured in a unit called a calorie. To maintain a healthy body weight we must burn more calories than our bodies take in on a daily basis. If there is an imbalance of calories taken in vs calories burned, the body will start to store fat or on the flip side, lose muscle. On average, women need 1500-2000 calories a day to maintain balance. On average, men need 2000-2500 calories to maintain balance. These averages fluctuate depending on level of physical activity, age, current weight, and quality of calories.

Calories in common Fruits

Apple1 small80
Banana1 medium101
Strawberry1 cup53

Calories in common Foods

Bread1 slice75
Beef1 slice120
Pizza1 slice180

Calories in common Vegetables

Brocoli1 cup40
Carrots1 cup45
Eggplant1 cup38
Lettuce1 cup7

Calories in common Beverages

Diet Coke1 cup3
Milk, low-fat1 cup104
Milk1 cup150
Orange Juice1 cup115
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