Basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the rate of energy expenditure per unit time for human body.
It is usually calculated in joule per hour per kg body mass J/(h·kg).
Metabolism comprises the processes that the body needs to function. Some of those processes are breathing, blood circulation, controlling body temperature, cell growth, brain and nerve function, and contraction of muscles.
Basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the amount of energy per unit time that a person needs to keep the body functioning at rest. Basal metabolic rate (BMR) affects the rate that a person burns calories and ultimately whether that individual maintains, gains, or loses weight.
In simple words BMR tells your daily calorie needs.
Thus if you keep your daily calorie intake below that level, you body would lose weight steadily.
BMR is calculated using Harris–Benedict formula.
BMR calculation for men: BMR = 66.5 + ( 13.75 × weight in kg ) + ( 5.003 × height in cm ) – ( 6.755 × age in years )
BMR calculation for women: BMR = 655.1 + ( 9.563 × weight in kg ) + ( 1.850 × height in cm ) – ( 4.676 × age in years )
Calculate your BMR using various online tools or know it from your dietitian or doctor.
Adjust your daily calorie in take accordingly and you will lose weight in no time 🙂
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