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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These calculations are based on averages.

Understanding Daily Caloric Needs

The ideal daily intake of calories varies depending on age, metabolism and levels of physical activity, among other variables.

Generally, the recommended daily calorie intake is 2,000 calories a day for women and 2,500+ for men.

Calories in common Fruits

Food Size Calores
Apple 1 small 80
Banana 1 medium 101
Orange 1 71
Strawberry 1 cup 53

Calories in common Foods

Food Size Calores
Bread 1 slice 75
Beef 1 slice 120
Egg large 79
Pizza 1 slice 180
Hamburger 1 280

Calories in common Vegetables

Food Size Calores
Brocoli 1 cup 40
Carrots 1 cup 45
Eggplant 1 cup 38
Lettuce 1 cup 7

Calories in common Beverages

Food Size Calores
Coca-cola 1cup 97
Diet Coke 1 cup 3
Milk, low-fat 1 cup 104
Milk 1 cup 150
Orange Juice 1 cup 115

Calories Needed To Loose Weight

When it comes to losing weight, a general rule of thumb is to consume 500 fewer calories than needed to maintain your present weight.

Doing this each day can help you lose an estimated 1 pound per week. Every body is different.