The Cunningham Equation is a great tool to calculate how many calories your body needs each day, and it takes into account more than what most other formulas do.

Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) – the energy that your body uses when completely at rest in order to carry on living.

Thermic Effect of Food (TEF) – the energy that is required to break down the food you eat so that it can be digested.

Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT) – a factor of the energy you use during every day life.

Metabolic Effect of Training (MET) – a factor of the energy you use during training.

Exercise Related Activity Thermogenesis (ERAT) – the energy you use for training.


Use the tool below to calculate your daily calorie needs:

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