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Use the search box above to look up the calories of more than 150,000 different foods and drinks quickly and simply.
For quick access to the calorie checker on the go, save this page to your mobile device's home screen, just like an app.
Online calorie counters are one of the easiest ways to track your calories if you're following the NHS Choices weight loss plan.
Use the calorie checker to tot up your day's calorie intake and add this information to your food and activity chart (view sample PDF, 545kb).
Our calorie checker's 150,000+ database lists the calorie and fat content of:
Your daily calorie allowance on the NHS Choices weight loss plan is 1,900kcal for men and 1,400kcal for women.
If you want a more personal recommended calorie intake tailored to your individual circumstances, use the BMI calculator.
It's also a good idea to get used to reading food labels to find out the calorie content in packaged food and drink.
If you're looking for calorie-counted recipe ideas, try the free Easy Meals app available from iTunes and Google Play.
Here are some practical examples to show you how to work out the calorie content of your meals, snacks and drinks.
It's easy to find the calorie content of a wide range of snacks. Use these examples to help:
If you're grabbing lunch on the go, it will often consist of a number of packaged foods, perhaps accompanied by a piece of fruit. For example, you might choose a sandwich, a bottle of orange juice and a banana.
Simply use food labels and an online calorie counter to find out the calorie content of each part of your lunch.
Grand total = 341kcal (1,439kJ)
Buying food from your work canteen or a cafe can make it harder to work out calories. Some cafes and restaurants have calorie labelling in-store, on their menus or online.
Cooking from scratch
When cooking from scratch, you can work out the total calories by adding up the calorie content of each ingredient.
You'll need to use food labels, kitchen scales to weigh ingredients, and an online calorie counter.
Say you're making spaghetti bolognese for four people. Use a non-stick pan so you only need to use a tablespoon of oil to fry the ingredients.
The bolognese sauce contains lean beef mince, onions, chopped tomatoes, carrots, vegetable stock, olive oil, and herbs and spices.
The total calorie content of this recipe is 975 + 342 + 192 + 55 + 70 + 119 = 1,753kcal (7,327kJ).
If you eat one quarter (one serving), you will consume 1,753/4 = 438kcal (1,831kJ).
Important: Our website provides useful information but is not a substitute for medical advice. You should always seek the advice of your doctor when making decisions about your health.