Use this BMR calculator to estimate the number of calories you’d burn if you do nothing and just rest for 24 hours.
What is Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)?
You’ve probably heard of the word “Metabolism” before. BMR is all about metabolism. Metabolism refers to how fast a person’s body burns calories, regardless of the level of activity. For example, skinny people have a really fast metabolism which allows them to stay thin. Conversely, a fat person who exercises a lot but still finds it difficult to lose weight might have a very slow metabolism.
Metabolism includes processes such as breathing, blood circulation, cell growth etc. These are internal movements going on in the body, that need energy.
So the Basal metabolic rate (BMR) dictates the speed at which a person burns calories and also the speed at which he/she maintains, gains, or loses weight. The basal metabolic contributes to around 60 to 75% of the daily calorie expenditure.
In layman’s terms, This BMR calculator estimates the number of calories you’d burn if you do nothing and just rest for 24 hours.
Your BMR is something that is determined by several factors including genetics. Some people may be lucky to a high BMR meaning they naturally burn more calories than others. While others may have to work harder to lose the same amount of calories.
Even if each one of us has a different BMR, this does not mean we can use this as an excuse! Your BMR is just a guide for you to understand how your body burns calories so that you can alter your diet or exercise plan accordingly. No matter what your BMR, you should still be getting sufficient exercise. To put it into context, being skinny and sedentary is worse than being fat but active.
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