TDEE (Total Daily Energy Expenditure) / Daily Calorie Needs Calculator


This online TDEE (Total Daily Energy Expenditure) calculator is used to calculate the energy (calories) required by the human body in a day for doing the activities.

Enter your gender, age, height, weight and your physical activity level. Then click the "Calculate TDEE" button.


About TDEE (Total Daily Energy Expenditure) / Daily Calorie Needs Calculator

Daily Calorie Needs Calculator

This on-line Total Daily Energy Expenditure (TDEE) calculator takes your gender, age, weight, height and physical activity level and calculates your daily calorie needs in kcal/day. This TDEE calculator will allow you to choose the BMR formula. You can choose the Mifflin St Jeor Equation formula or Harris-Benedict Equation.

Using the TDEE calculator

  1. Select your Gender.
  2. Enter your Age.
  3. Enter your Height either in centimeters or in feet.
  4. Enter your Weight either in kilogram (kg) or in pounds (lb.).
  5. Select your Physical Activity level.
  6. Chose the formula for the calculation either Harris-Benedict Equation or Mifflin St Jeor Equation
  7. Then, click the Calculate TDEE button. The Total Daily Energy Expenditure will be calculated and the result will be displayed in the box below the button.

TDEE (Total Daily Energy Expenditure) / Daily Calorie Needs

TDEE is the measurement of the energy consumed by the human body with physical activities. TDEE is calculated based on the BMR of the body and the physical activity level. You can read and know more about BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) here. Once the BMR is calculated, it will be multiplied with the physical activity level (PAL) constant to derive the TDEE.




  • BMR = Basal Metabolic Rate
  • PAL = physical activity level of an individual. It is determined by the lifestyle of an individual. The below table will give you an idea of PAL values for different lifestyle.

Physical Activity Levels (PAL)

Lifestyle Category Description PAL
Extremely InactivePerson who is bedridden or bound in wheelchair.Less than 1.40
Sedentary with No ExerciseAn office worker, who do not have any option to move around and won't do any exercise.Between 1.40 and 1.55
Sedentary with Little ExerciseAn office worker, who moves around or will do little exercise every day.Between 1.56 and 1.70
Moderately ActivePerson who works by standing or doing moderate exercises like running or swimming for an hour every day.Between 1.70 and 2.00
Vigorously ActiveHighly active person or doing exercises like swimming or running for two hours every day.Between 2.00 and 2.40
Extremely ActiveAthletes or sports person spending lot of time in a day practicing and doing exercise.Above 2.40

With TDEE you can determine the calories or energy needed to maintain your current weight and also the calorie required to reduce or increase your weight.

Page Last Modified On: Apr 30, 2022

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