Estimated Energy Requirement

Sex:

Age: years 
Height: ft in 
Weight: lbs 
Physical Activity:



Calories/Day:

 

What is
Estimated Energy Requirement (EER)?

EER is an estimation of how many Calories you need in a day based on your height, weight, and physical activity levels. I've used this in some of my Client Nutrition Studies, and I've found that not everyone needs to meet the equation's results exactly. Everyone's body utilizes energy differently, so if your body is very efficient at using energy, then you won't need to be that close to the result. For example, one person's result was 2100 Calories per day, but if they were to eat that much, they would gain weight. They actually kept a steady weight around 1400 Calories. So this equation may seem like it doesn't work very well, but it's a good starting point to see how your body reacts to energy.
 
  • Sedentary includes only the light physical activity associated with typical day-to-day life.

  • Low Active includes physical activity equivalent to walking about 1.5 to 3 miles per day at 3 to 4 miles per hour, in addition to the light physical activity associated with typical day-to-day life.

  • Active includes physical activity equivalent to walking more than 3 miles per day at 3 to 4 miles per hour, in addition to the light physical activity associated with typical day-to-day life. This corresponds to a minimum of 60 minutes of at least moderate intensity physical activity.

  • Very Active is an elite athlete in training.