Losing weight isn’t just a guessing game anymore. Health calculators are available that can tell you how many calories you burn at rest, how many calories you burn when exercising, or how many steps you need to climb to work off last night’s dessert.
The calculators for body mass tell you where you’re at and where you need to be. They can let you know how many calories it takes to maintain your current weight, and how many calories you need to cut to lose (or gain) 2 pounds a week.
There are now ideal weight calculators for children under 18 years old.
These health calculators will tell you how many calories are burned during certain exercises, such as when you are walking, running, climbing stairs, or doing housework. Every move you make burns a certain amount of calories, even sitting at your desk. Your brain has to burn calories to think, problem solve, and just stay alert.
Deciding to get out and walk a mile every day is a great choice, but if you use these calculators, you know what kind of progress to expect based on your weight and time spent on the activity. This can be a great motivator, and helps you know you are making progress instead of just hoping you are.
In the past, you could see in the mirror that you needed to eat less and exercise more. You could look at a chart to decide what your ideal weight would be. From there you were basically on your own. The great thing about these calculators is that so much of the guesswork is gone.
You still have to do the work, that hasn’t changed. Nevertheless, having so much information that is more detailed can make you feel as if you can see the light at the end of the tunnel. This is important for self-esteem and motivation.
If you have had major problems losing weight, use the Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) calculator to help you find out why. If your BMR is a problem, you can formulate a plan that will increase your metabolic rate so that you can lose weight easier. Wouldn’t that be great? To lose weight faster with less work?
Beginning to use the Calculators
Try the health calculators at the end of your normal day. Calculate your activities, the food you ate, the calories burned, and see where you stand with your normal routine. This is the best place to start. It will allow you to see just what you are doing right, and what you’re doing wrong. Small changes can make a big difference in the way you feel, and in the way your body reacts to exercise and consumption.
The health calculators can truly help you lose weight, begin a healthier life style, and probably live longer. Even if you have started a plan for these goals, check the health calculators to refine your plan. They are free to use and can help you live a longer, healthier, life.