What is my Recommended Daily Intake?

FatSecret calculates your Recommended Daily Intake or RDI to give you a daily calorie target to consume to achieve your goal weight.

Your RDI is calculated based on your unique factors including your age, weight, activity level and desired goal weight.

88%
of RDI*
(1760 calories)
88% of RDI
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories
Example

Once you have set your RDI, all foods, meals, recipes, as well as your food diary and diet calendar information will be displayed with your RDI in mind. This gives you a great sense of how foods, meals and different serving sizes are effecting your calorie goals and lets you make adjustments to keep on track.

Calorie Breakdown:
 
Carbohydrate (48%)
 
Fat (32%)
 
Protein (20%)
Carbohydrates, 43.41g (48%) Fat, 29.52g (32%) Protein, 28.09g (20%)
Example

You also get to see the calorie breakdown between fat, carbs and protein for all foods, meals, recipes and your food diary and diet calendar information. This can really help people who are targeting particular nutrition splits as part of their diet.

You can recalculate or change your RDI at any time and your future progress will then be based off your new RDI.

Calculate your
Recommended Daily Intake (RDI)

Age:
Weight: lbs (switch to kgs)
Height: ft in (switch to centimeters)
Gender:
Diet Goal:
Activity Level*:
  Calculate my RDI  


* What activity level should I choose?

Sedentary – primarily daily living activities such as resting, desk work or driving. May include moderate housework and standing but no light exercise performed.

Low Active – in addition to daily living activities, undertake more strenuous activities, such as longer periods of standing or housework. Some form of light exercise performed, such as slow walking, leisurely bicycling or gardening.

Active – minimal sitting and/or resting and may work in an environment requiring standing and/or some physical work. Regularly perform moderate exercise, such as dancing, brisk walking or swimming.

Very Active – physically intensive work environment such as construction and/or perform vigorous activities most days of the week, such as jogging, using gym equipment or participating in physical sports.