Enter your age, height, weight, gender, and activity into the maintenance calories calculator. The calculator will display the total calories that need to be eaten to maintain your current weight.
What is maintenance calories?
Maintenance calories is a term used in fitness to describe the amount of calories a person needs to consume daily in order to maintain their weight instead of gain or lose weight.
What is maintenance calories based on?
Maintenance calories are based on two factors. The first is BMR, which stands for basal metabolic rate. This is the rate at which a persons body burns energy at rest. In other words, how many calories you need if you did no physical activity. This is based on a your age, weight, gender, and height.
The other factor that maintenance calories is based on is your activity level. The more physical activity your participate in daily, the more calories and energy your body needs. This will increase your daily caloric needs.
Macros for maintenance
Another important thing to keep in mind when eating at maintenance levels is your macros, also known as carbs, fats, and proteins. While in maintenance, keeping your protein high is key to keeping any muscle you have.
Maintenance calories are a measure of the total amount of calories a person needs to eat on a daily basis to maintain weight?