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About the Redesign

If you visited this site prior to September 15th, 2018, you've no doubt noticed that I've since launched a complete redesign of the website.

If you're not happy with the new design, I sincerely apologize. I would have preferred to keep the old desktop design, but considering the majority of my site's users are now accessing the site from small-screen, touch-enabled, mobile devices, and considering Google is now penalizing websites for not being mobile/thumb friendly, I was left with no choice but to switch to a responsive, mobile-first design.

The good news is that now that I have combined the three separate versions of the site (mobile, desktop, and ad-free member) into a single design, this will free up a ton of my time for working to make the mobile-optimized calculators more desktop/laptop friendly. In fact, some of the redesigned calculators already offer a desktop-optimized form that becomes visible when you increase the width setting of the calculator (within the "Calculator Preferences" expandable panel).

Thank you in advance for your help and patience as I work to improve the redesign.


Calculator Preferences
Goal Weight Calorie Calculator Sign

Goal Weight Calorie Calculator

Want to know how many calories you need to consume each day to safely maintain, gain or lose weight? This online tool will help you to do just that. The Tips tab includes my own recipe for success:

  • Three ways to effect weight change.
  • The 80/20 rule for cutting calories.
  • Make calorie-burning fun and/or profitable.
Learn More

Selected Data Record:

A Data Record is a set of calculator entries that are stored in your web browser's Local Storage. If a Data Record is currently selected in the "Data" tab, this line will list the name you gave to that data record. If no data record is selected, or you have no entries stored for this calculator, the line will display "None".

DataData recordData recordSelected data record: None


Select male or female.

Age:Current age:Current age:Current age:

Current age:

Enter your current age as an integer (no decimals or fractions).

Hgt inches:Height inches:Height in inches:Height in inches:
Convert x'x" to Inches
= inches


Enter your height (without shoes on) in inches. Use the decimal equivalents for fractions (for 1/4 enter .25, for 1/2 enter .5, for 3/4 enter .75).

If you need to convert feet and inches to inches, expand the description to reveal a mini feet-to-inches conversion calculator.

Wgt lbs:Weight lbs:Weight in pounds:Weight in pounds:


Enter your weight in pounds.

Body fat %:Body fat %:Body fat percentage:Body fat percentage (optional):

Body fat percentage (optional):

Enter your body fat percentage if you know it, expressed as a percentage (for 28%, enter 28). Refer to the Weight Loss Calculators section to calculate your body fat percentage.

Activity lvl:Activity level:Daily activity level:Average daily activity level:

Activity level:

Select the activity level that best describes your own daily activity level.

Pounds you desire to gain or lose:

Select whether you want to lose or gain weight, then enter the number of pounds you wish to lose or gain.

Pounds toPounds you would like to:::

Goal time frame:

Select the desired time periods (days, weeks, months, years) and then enter the number of periods you want to take to achieve your weight loss goal.

Number of:to achieve goal:to achieve goal weight:
Maint cals:Maint calories:Daily maintenance calories:Maintanence calorie target per day:

Daily maintenance calories:

This is the estimated number of calories you will need to consume per day in order to maintain your present weight.

Goal cals:Goal calories:Daily goal calories:Calorie target per day to achieve goal weight:

Daily calorie target:

This is the estimated daily caloric intake target you will need to shoot for in order to achieve your goal weight.

If you would like to save the current entries to the secure database, tap or click on the Data tab, select "New Data Record", give the data record a name, then tap or click the Save button. To save changes to previously saved entries, simply tap the Save button. Please select and "Clear" any data records you no longer need.

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Help and Tools

Help and Tools:

This section, which you can Unstick or Hide in the Calculator Preferences (just above the top of the calculator), contains the following tabs (content too long to fit within bordered frame can be scrolled up and down):

About: Click this tab for an introduction to the calculator.

Instructions: Click this tab for step-by-step instructions for using the calculator.

Terms: Click this tab for a list of the descriptions that are located within each popup help button (info icons).

PCalc: Click this tab for a handy "pocket" calculator you can use when you need to calculate an entry needed for the calculator.

Data: Click this tab to save a set of entries or a note in between visits. Entries and notes will be stored to your web browser's local storage (if supported by your browser of choice), meaning they can only be recalled with the same device and web browser you were using when you saved them. If you'd like to save entries and notes between devices you can do so by subscribing to the Ad-Free Member Version.



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