Tag: BMR

BMR: basal metabolic rate

BMR: basal metabolic rate

Weight loss
The first thing to do before starting to lose weight is to calculate your BMR. Your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) is a number. This number that represents the amount of energy that your own body needs to stay alive and to function at rest. Basically, this number tells you how many calories you need to take in in order for your heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, intestine, sex organs, muscles, and skin to keep functioning. These are the vital organs so you cannot mess with the BMR! Let's see how to calculate the BMR: For both men and women there's a formula used to calculate the BMR. For women, the formula is: 655 + 9.56*(Weight) + 1.85*(Height) - 4.68*(Age) where the Weight is measured in Kilograms, the Height in centimeters and the age in years. To transform these we ha