Enter your daily caloric intake and maintenance calories into the calculator to determine your calorie excess. This calculator helps you understand how much you are exceeding your maintenance calories, which can be useful for weight management.

Calorie Excess Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the calorie excess:



  • CE is the calorie excess (calories)
  • DCI is the daily caloric intake (calories)
  • MC is the maintenance calories (calories)

To calculate the calorie excess, subtract the maintenance calories from your daily caloric intake.

What is Calorie Excess?

Calorie excess refers to the number of calories consumed in excess of the body’s maintenance level. This is the amount of energy intake that surpasses the energy expended by the body for basic metabolic functions and physical activity. A consistent calorie excess can lead to weight gain over time, as the body stores the excess energy as fat.

How to Calculate Calorie Excess?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Calorie Excess:

  1. First, determine your daily caloric intake (DCI).
  2. Next, determine your maintenance calories (MC), which is the number of calories needed to maintain your current weight.
  3. Use the formula CE = DCI – MC to calculate the Calorie Excess (CE).
  4. Finally, enter the values into the calculator to find your calorie excess.

Example Problem:

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

Daily caloric intake (DCI) = 2500 calories

Maintenance calories (MC) = 2000 calories