Total Daily Caloric Requirement versus Total Daily Caloric IntakeCreated by:
Total Daily Caloric Requirement (TDCR) refers to the total number of calories that you need to take in a day so that you will maintain your Ideal Body Weight (IBW). This is computed based on your height, sex, and degree of activity. If your work requires a lot of physical exertion, then you will need more energy than another person who is sedentary. Thus, your TDCR is more than the other person who sits down in more hours of the day. The Total Daily Caloric Intake (TDCI), on the other hand, refers to the actual number of calories that you take in a day. If your TDCR is greater than your TDCI, then you will lose weight. If the reverse holds true, you will gain weight. Thus, it is important that you should know both your TDCR and your TDCI.