BMR Calculator and Calorie needs
Introduction
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Your body uses the food you eat for its energy needs. If you consume fewer calories than you use, stored calories will be used. If you eat many more calories than your body needs, excess energy will be converted to glycogen or to fat for longer storage. So, how much energy does your body use every day?

Women

Men

Body Status

Percentage of  body fat:

10 to 12

2 to 4

Essential fat

14 to 20

6 to 13

Athletes

21 to 24

14 to 17

Fitness

25 to 31

18 to 25

Acceptable

32% or more

26% or more

Obese

Basal metabolic rate (BMR) accounts for the calories needed to perform all the vital functions of being alive, such as breathing, heartbeat, and maintaining body temperature. Total daily energy expenditure (TDEE) includes this and the calories needed for daily activities beyond those included in the BMR. Typically, the BMR accounts for about 2/3 of the TDEE for individuals. Physical activity accounts for a major portion of the remaining calories, and the process of digestion uses about 10% of the TDEE.

The daily calorie need is calculated with the help of Harris-Benedict principle. According to this the Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is calculated. Now to determine your total daily calorie needs, multiply your BMR by the appropriate activity factor, as follows:

Your Activity Level:

Daily Calorie Need

Sedentary (little or no exercise)

BMR x 1.2

Lightly active (light exercise/sports 1-3 days/week)

BMR x 1.375

Moderately active (moderate exercise/sports 3-5 days/week)

BMR x 1.375

Very active (hard exercise/sports 6-7 days a week)

BMR x 1.725

Extra active (very hard exercise/sports & physical job or 2x training)

BMR x 1.9

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