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What's BMR Calculator?

BMR Calculator, also called Basal Metabolic Rate Calculator, is used to calculate the base rate calorie consumptions when you at rest. We won't stop calorie consumptions even when when stay in bed, instead we keep breathing, maintain our body temperature, pumbing blood..... The BMR calculator(Basal Metabolic Rate Calculator) will tell us how many calories we must take to fulfill our basic metabolic needs. You can refer to Daily Calorie Calculator to see more specific calculator for your daily requirements.

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Using the BMR Calculator

We are using the precise method of calculating your daily calorie requirements, (known as the Harris Benedict Equation):

Energy is expended regardless of the activity, yet the level at which it is done differs markedly. Most people are under the impression that engaging in physical activities is the only means of expending energy. However, this is not so since energy is also used when your body is at rest. The number of calories consumed by the body when at rest is referred to as Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR). Calculating the BMR enables a person to figure out an approximation of the number of calories used to maintain basic body functions. As the BMR differs from one person to another, according to their age, height, sex, weight and activity level, knowing individual BMR is critical for maintaining or losing weight. BMR slows down with age as the calorie burning rate. In addition, skipping meals also decreases the BMR. On the other hand, exercise and regular physical activity helps increase BMR. The BMR is an essential component in planning a proper diet. The individual BMR can be easily identified by the use of an online BMR calculator.

What is a BMR Calculator?

The BMR calculator helps a person identify the number of calories he or she burns during the day when the body is resting. For example, the BMR calculator identifies a 5 foot 4 inch female of 25 years weighing 123 lbs, burns 1373 kcal a day based on the information entered into the calculator. This informs the person that with simple bodily functions, a total of 1,373 kcal a day is spent while at rest. If the person consumes a daily diet consisting of 3000 kcal a day, she needs to work hard to lose the additional 1,627 kcal. If these calories are not lost, the body would deposit and accumulate them as fat, and will result in weight gain. The basal metabolic calculator helps figure out the amount of minimum kilo calories a person needs to consume and how to create a calorie deficit to create lose weight.

Calculating the Required Calories to Lose Weight

Once the BMR is calculated, the total number of calories required for the day is derived by multiplying the BMR with the activity level. This is the Harris Benedict Formula. The resulting number shows the daily calorie intake to maintain the body weight. The number of calories to be consumed if one is to lose weight is arrived at based on this number. For example, a six foot two inch male, weighing 176 lbs, aged 45 has a BMR of 1796.28. If this is multiplied by the appropriate activity levels, the person arrives at the daily calorie intake required to maintain his current body weight. There are five variations to the activity factor. This ranges from sedentary, light activity, moderate to active to extremely active. Multiplying the BMR by using the BMR calculator with any one of these factors helps to arrive at the required daily calorie intake. The diet can be adjusted accordingly when desiring losing weight or maintaining weight.

Using the BMR Calculator to Lose Weight

One pound of body fat has 3,500 calories. A person hoping to lose weight must burn excess calories than the calories consumes so that there is a calorie deficit in order to lose fat. For example, if a person creates a deficit of 7000 calories in a week, then 2 lbs weight loss is possible within a week. Losing weight can be done in two ways. This is through watching the diet or combining the calorie watching with exercise. Losing weight requires a person to reduce the daily calorie intake by at least 500 kcal and not exceeding 1000 kcal limit. A person with less to lose should reduce their calorie intake by a maximum of 500 kcal. Ideally, women should consumer a minimum daily calorie intake of 1200 and men 1800 in order to maintain current weight.

Losing weight is not easy. However, many health problems are eliminated through weight loss and achieving and maintaining proper weight range. For instance, an overweight person with high blood pressure finds the blood pressure dropping many degrees when extra weight is lost. This helps prevent heart attacks, strokes and other cardio vascular disease. However, reducing weight in the proper way is necessary to avoid health complications. This is only possible if the person has a proper understanding of elements such BMR and the body mass index or BMI that needs to be entered to the BMR calculator.

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