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Starting Information

Enter your starting information, including your weight, sex, age, height, and physical activity level.


Physical Activity Level

Click the "Estimate Your Level" button to find your physical activity level.

Typical physical activity level numbers range from 1.4 (sedentary) to 2.5 (very active).

The default value of 1.6 describes someone who does very light activity at school or work (mostly sitting) and moderate physical activity (such as walking or cycling) at least once a week.


Body Weight Planner How-to Video

Watch a video to see how to use the Body Weight Planner.

Goal Weight

Enter your goal weight and when you would like to reach it.

You can enter a number of days OR choose a specific date using the calendar.

Physical Activity Changes

Click the "Calculate" button to show how you will change your physical activity.

Changing your physical activity can help you reach and maintain your goal weight.

The physical activity changes you make will impact how many calories you need to eat to reach your goal and maintain it after you have reached it.

If you don’t want to change your physical activity, click the “Next Step” button to skip this step.

Results

The "reach your goal" and "maintain your goal" calories displayed assumes you will continue the physical activity changes you previously entered in step 3.

Do your results seem too high? People often underestimate how much they eat and the Body Weight Planner values are accurate for most people. If your metabolism is abnormally low or you are very sedentary then Body Weight Planner values will be too high.

Want to Make a Change?

Use the Previous Step button to go back and change your physical activity or goal weight.

Tips for Eating Healthy

Tips for Getting or Staying Active

Learn more: Visit our Myths about Nutrition & Physical Activity page to learn more about common myths, facts, and tips.

Starting Information
Weight
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Sex
Age
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Height
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in.
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Physical
Activity Level
Uncertainty Range
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% Calories from Carbs
%
Sodium Intake
mg/day
% Body Fat
%
Resting Metabolic Rate
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Weight Goal
Goal Weight
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I want to reach my goal in
days
OR select a date
I want to reach my goal by
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Physical Activity Change (Optional)
Weight Change Phase
To reach my goal, I will
change my physical activity by
%
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Goal Maintenance Phase
To maintain my goal, I will
change my physical activity by
%
 Results
In order to maintain
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you should eat:

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To reach your goal of
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To maintain your goal
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you should eat:

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Change your calories (intake) or activity (expenditure) to see how your weight will change.

Change 1
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Change your physical activity by
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New Calories from Carbs
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New Sodium Intake
mg/day
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Change your physical activity by
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New Calories from Carbs
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New Sodium Intake
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Simulation Displayed
Length of Simulation
days
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Final Weight ({{weightUnitsRadioGroupLbl}}): {{finalWeightField}} Final % Fat: {{finalBfpField}} Final BMI: {{finalBMIField}}