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Basal Metabolic Rate and TDEE


​​​​​​​What is Basal Metabolic Rate?


Your Basal Metabolic Rate (or BMR) represents the amount of Calories you would burn in a day, at rest, in order to maintain your current weight. BMR calculators are an estimate of your daily Calorie expenditure needed to perform basic physiological function (more precise tests can be conducted which involve fasting and sleep, and measurement of carbon dioxide and oxygen). 


​​​​​​​Your BMR discounts any additional activity. TDEE is your Total Daily Energy Expenditure with consideration of daily physical activity. 


Knowing your BMR and TDEE are great starting points in creating a nutritional plan. BMR and TDEE calculators are intended to provide estimates, your BMR and TDEE may vary slightly.  The calculator below uses the Mifflin St. Joer equation.  There are a few formulas out there, we've found Mifflin St. Joer to be the most accurate.


Calculate yours here , and then we will tell you more about what to do with that information.


For physical activity, use the following guidelines:


Sedentary: little or no exercise/desk job


Lightly Active: light exercise/sports 1-3 days a week


Moderately Active: Moderate exercise/sports 3-5 days a week


Very Active:  heavy exercise/sports 6-7 days a week


Extremely Active: very heavy exercise/physical job/training 2 times a day

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