Many people wonder how many calories they should eat in a day. This calculator below will show you how many calories you should be eating PER DAY in order achieve your fitness goal. If you do not know your Resting Metabolic Rate, please visit the Metabolic Rate Calculator!
As you see, FBTF recommends that your maximum weight loss goal should be 2 pounds per week since that is in the healthy weight loss range. If you try to lose more than 2 pounds per week, you will most likely be losing lean muscle tissue which is crucial to maintaining a high metabolic rate! If you are trying to put on muscle while losing fat, you should aim for losing 1/2 pound per week but no more than 1 pound per week.