The basal metabolic rate

This calculator computes BMR calories

The Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) Calculator is a tool designed to help you determine the amount of energy that your body requires to perform basic functions, such as breathing, blood circulation, and maintenance of body temperature, even when you are at rest. The BMR is usually measured in kilocalories, and it varies depending on several factors, including height, weight, age, and sex.

BMR is a crucial metric in the field of nutrition and dietetics as it helps to determine the caloric needs of an individual. This information can then be used to determine an individual's calorie needs to maintain, lose, or gain weight.

To use the BMR Calculator, you will need to input your height, weight, age, and sex. The calculator will then use the Harris-Benedict formula (and two revised formulas, one developed by Roza and Shizgal in 1984, and the other by Mifflin and St Jeor in 1990 ) to determine your BMR, taking into account the unique characteristics of your body. The result will give you an estimate of the number of calories your body requires to maintain its basic functions, which can then be used as a starting point for determining your daily caloric needs.

It's important to note that the BMR is just a rough estimate and does not take into account the level of physical activity, muscle mass, or other factors that can affect your daily caloric needs. However, it can still provide valuable information that can be used to make informed decisions about diet and exercise.

PLANETCALC, The basal metabolic rate

The basal metabolic rate

Basal metabolic rate, kilocalories, Harris-Benedict, 1918-1919
Basal metabolic rate, kilocalories, Roza and Shizgal, 1984
Basal metabolic rate, kilocalories, Mifflin and St Jeor, 1990
Digits after the decimal point: 1

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PLANETCALC, The basal metabolic rate