GT Get Fit Tip: BMR (metabolism)

BMR is your basal metabolic rate – or how many calories your body burns just to be alive.

Depending on your body type, height and weight a persons BMR can vary – Use this BMR calculator to figure yours

Typically it takes about 1200 to 2000 calories a day for a human to maintain normal organ functions and if you do strenuous work or regular exercise then you can multiply this number by 1 – 1.9% for activity

A 5’5″ F 140lbs and 30yrs has a BMR of about 1450kcals/day

1450 x 1.5 = 2175kcals

So she would need 2175kcals a day to MAINTAIN her 140lbs for the day.  If she wants to lose weight then then she needs to eat 250kcals less a day to be at a calorie deficit.

This is a simple intro to BMR and Harris Benedict Equation 

Have any questions or need help finding your BMR let me know

About David Nuckols

Inspiring individuals to learn about the human body to motivate lifestyle changes that improve their own self-image

Posted on July 28, 2011, in GT Get Fit Tip and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

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