|Note! This is not a diagnosis. The calculations that are provided are estimates based on averages.|
EER is the abbreviation of Estimated Energy Requirement- this is the estimated daily calories or kilocalories intake required by a person to maintain the average body weight according to daily physical activity. EER changes also according to health conditions like pregnancy and age (children).
EER is mostly used by nutritionists to measure the
EER is different from person to person as the physical activity and other factors are involved and due to this, the EER equation is changed for every person.
The estimated EER nutrition formula that is used is:
EER (kcal/24 hours) = Total Energy Expenditure + Energy Deposition
Here are the EER formulas according to Institute of Medicine (IOM) are:
EER = 88.5 – (61.9×Age) + Activity-Level × (26.7 × [Weight (kg) + 903 × [Height in meter]) +20
EER = 135.3 – (30.8×Age) + Activity-Level × (10.0 × [Weight (kg)]) + (934 × [Height in meter]) + 20
EER = 88.5 – (61.9×Age) + Activity-Level × (26.7 × [Weight (kg) + 903 × [Height (m)]) +25
EER = 135.3 – (30.8×Age) + Activity-Level × (10.0 × [Weight (kg)) + (934 × Height in meter]) + 25
EER = 662 – (9.53×Age) + Activity-Level × (15.91 x [Weight (kg) + (539.6 × [Height in meter])
EER = 354 – (6.91×Age) + Activity-Level × (9.36 × [Weight (kg)) + (726 × [Height in meter])
1st trimester EER = Non-pregnant EER + 0
2nd trimester EER = Non-pregnant EER + 340
3rd trimester EER = Non-pregnant EER + 452
0-3 months EER (kcal/d) = (89 x Weight [kg] – 100) + 175
4-6 months EER (kcal/d) = (89 x Weight [kg] – 100) + 56
7-12 months EER (kcal/d) = (89 x Weight [kg] – 100) + 22
13-35 months EER (kcal/d) = (89 x Weight [kg] – 100) + 20
0-6 months postpartum EER = Non-pregnant EER + 330
7-12 months postpartum EER = Non-pregnant EER + 400
Reference: Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrate, Fiber, Fat, Fatty Acids, Cholesterol, Protein, and Amino Acids, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, 2002 and 2005, THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS 500 Fifth Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20001
There are two ways to calculating EER one way is to use formulas and readings to manually calculate EER and the other way is to use an online EER calculator.
All you need is some simple information about yourself and insert them in the required fields.
The information our calculator require is:
There are multiple units supported by our app for the height you can add height in meters, inches, feet/inches, and even in centimeters, and for weight, you can use tonne, gram, kilograms, pound, and ounce.
Physical activity level (Pal) is of four types:
BMR is the energy required by the person to perform basic functions at rest like breathing while EER is the energy expenditure throughout the day because of activities done.
RER (EER) is different from BMR as RER is the calories burned while at rest and BMR is the energy required by the body to perform functions. RMR includes and precisely estimates the BMR value of a person. You can calculate your BMR here.
To gain weight, lose weight, or maintain a healthy weight you need to know your exact expenditure of calories according to your activities and other factors. It is important to know your EER and here are situations where EER can help you:
You can lose or gain weight while controlling your daily activities. If you know your energy expenditure you can know what level of activity you need. As an example, if you want to lose weight you need to spend more calories than the intake of calories so to spend calories you first need to do know your present expenditure then you can decide the level of activity you need to lose weight.
Losing or gaining weight not only involves the activity you do but the diet matters a lot. If you know your daily expenditure of energy then you can know the number of calories you need to maintain, gain or lose weight. You can use our calorie calculator to know the exact calories you need.