our Basal metabolic rate (BMR) Calculator (Excel
required) to calculate the amount of energy you expend while at rest (which means
you are doing virtually nothing (no exercise, no eating, etc.)). Enter numbers
in the boxes below, and caculate your basal metabolic rate. This BMR calculator
also includes a factor for your activity level (called the Harris-Benedict Equation)
so that you can determine how many calories to consume if you want to lose weight.
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Please note that these
BMR calculations are an estimate only. To accurately calculate your Basal Metabolic
Rate clinical studies are required.
also note that If you are overweight, this equation may overestimate the calories
you require, so you should use a weight that is halfway between your current weight
and your goal weight. For example, if you weigh 200 pounds and want to weigh 150
pounds, use 175 pounds in this formula, and then adjust it as you lose weight.