Tuesday, June 1, 2010

What's Your BMR?

I think it's important to know your numbers before starting your diet.  Or find your numbers  riht after you start becuase you'll see where you are and have a good idea of where you want to go.

I calculated mine and it turns out to be 2526.2 at Jillian Michaels website. Click here to figure yours, or follow the formula below.

Your BMR is the number of calories your body burns in a day when operating at absolute minimum capacity. It is the number of calories your body burns just to maintain your heartbeat, digestion, respiration, tissue repair and other organ functions.

BMR is influenced by a number of factors, including age, weight, height, gender, environmental temperature, and diet and exercise habits. Because of these varying factors, it's hard to pin down your BMR to the precise calorie, but we can get pretty close. Here are some formulas for figuring out your BMR. Get out your calculator and plug your numbers into whichever formula applies to you.

MALE: 66 + (6.3 × body weight in pounds) + (12.9 × height in inches) − (6.8 × age in years)
FEMALE: 655 + (4.3 × weight in pounds) + (4.7 × height in inches) − (4.7 × age in years)

Your basal metabolic rate accounts for only about 75 percent of your total daily caloric expenditure, so to learn more about how to apply it to your calorie needs, check out Jillian's Website now.


  1. Hi, I found your blog through FB on Ashley Johnston's Page. I wrote about BMR a few weeks back: http://iviemarie.blogspot.com/2010/05/d91-w13-no-weight-loss-and-bmr.html

    I found a calculator that was easy to use and takes into account you activity level as well.

    Good Luck!

  2. Thanks for the much easier caculator!