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Weight management is all about balancing calories consumed with calories burned.

How many calories to lose weight?

If you want to lose weight aim to eat 500 calories less than your daily caloric needs (which you can work out using our calculator) - or burn off more calories through exercise. Ideally, combine the two. If you reduce your calories by 500 every day - perhaps by eating 250 calories less and burning 250 calories more - you will lose about one pound each week.

Remember it's important not to go below 1200 calories per day, unless you're on a medically supervised weight loss programme. 

Use the tool below to get an estimate of how many calories you need.


Fill in your details so we can work out your required calorie intake.

Your calorie intake

To maintain your current weight you need the following amount of calories per day