Basal Metabolic Rate

Gawain made reference in his first Health Report to something called a “BMR” and stated that his was 1700. This puzzled and intrigued me. Well, I googled it, and found out that it stands for Basal Metabolic Rate, and the number given is the number of calories you would burn per day if you were totally sedentary. I also found out that my BMR is right around 2000.

Here’s a great little tool:

http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/

Apparently, what this means is, if you eat slightly less than your BMR, you’ll lose weight even if you don’t exercise. But if you DO exercise, even if you eat a little more than your BMR, you’ll lose weight. Neat.

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