The following are resources I personally found helpful when I was just starting out on my health and fitness journey.
Some I still use! Please keep in mind that many of these online calculators are general and will not be able to give you a number specific to YOU. They are made to be used by a large number of people and will not be able to take in individual differences in body composition, activity and other important variables. If you want an accurate measure of your BMR for example, it would be best to consult a dietician. In other words, be smart and don’t take all the results you get from these resources as “the law”… check with your doctor or a health care professional before starting any diet. =)
BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) Calculator - This calculator provides a very rough ESTIMATE of your basal metabolic rate. Please see a dietician or other health care professional to get an ACCURATE number.
Daily Caloric Needs Calculator - This is a very rough ESTIMATE. Please keep that in mind when using this or any other “daily caloric needs calculator” online!
Macronutrient Intake Calculator - Use this calculator to figure out how many of each macro (carbs, protein & fats) you should consume in a day. Keep in mind though that everyone’s bodies respond differently to different ratios. What works for some or what this calculator says may not work for everyone!
Body-Type Test - Take this simple test to see whether you’re an ectomorph, endomorph or mesopmorph. Knowing your body type can help you reach your goals by making it easier to apply custom nutrition and training approaches.
Personalized Fat Loss or Muscle Building Plans – Plug in your basic information (ie gender, age, goals) and this website will provide you with several plans created by professionals to help you reach your fat loss goals.. for FREE. They come with a meal plan, supplement advice, workouts and other important fitness tips!
Giant Exercise Database - If you come across an exercise that you are unfamiliar with, this database is easy to navigate and gives accurate examples of how to do many of them!