## How do i calculate total daily caloric intake?

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### How do i calculate total daily caloric intake?

I calculated my BEE (basal energy expenditure) at 1765 Kcal and my maintenance Kcals at 2118. Do i add the two together to come up with needed intake for the day, or do i use the maintenance calories as my goal?

http://www.exrx.net/Calculators/CalRequire.html

What calculator are you using?

You mean "Harris and Benedict".bob wrote:The Harrison- Benedict caculator.

Yes this just calculates the BMR. You then have to add activity calories. The Harris Benedict Equation uses a multiplier or "activity factor" according to how active you are.

http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/

BEE and BMR mean the same thing.

BMR = basal metabolic rate

BEE = basal energy expenditure