How Use This BMR Calculator
First a quick BMR / RMR 101
BMR stands for Basal Metabolic Rate. You may also see the term RMR which stand for Resting Metabolic Rate.
The BMR calculator will give us a guide to the daily calories we need just to maintain our weight.
Please leave the activity level at ” none ” . The reason I want you to do this is these calorie calculators tend to overestimate the calories burned via exercise, and what we are after here is just your normal calorie range from doing nothing. To give you an example, as 46 year old male at 5ft 10 inches my BMR is around 1700 calories.
BMR Calculator Explained
The bmr calculator will say I need to be around 2000 calories a day to maintain my weight, but again I use the 1700 figure to allow for some miscalculations. You can be sure if I aim for 2000, I will eat 2,300. Again trying to estimate my figures on 1700 per day has worked for me, so I advise you do the same.
I then use this figure and work out a weekly total. So in my case I work on a calorie level of 12000 calories per week. I then use my intermittent fasting routine to help me stay around this level.
If you want to lose weight, you need to be looking to reduce your calories below this BMR figure.
Using The BMR Calculator
When using the BMR Calculator make sure you have the correct setting for male or female. Sorry ladies but the BMR level for you is a little lower I’m afraid.
Please also remember that the BMR Calculator is a guide, it is not exact, however it will give you a baseline to start from. You can always move your calories up or down depending on the results you see.
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