Basal Metabolic Rate – How Much Energy Does Your Body NEED?
The Journal of Obesity says, “Basal metabolic rate (BMR) represents the largest component of total energy expenditure and is a major contributor to energy balance. Therefore, accurately estimating BMR is critical for developing rigorous obesity prevention and control strategies.”
Your basal metabolic rate is unique, in that it gives you an estimate of the number of calories (or energy) the body needs to sustain basic functions like breathing, digestion, blood flow and the beating of your heart. Many weight loss plans will suggest total calorie intake that’s less than your BMR, if you are overweight or obese.
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