1. Enter your weight in pounds.
2. Enter your height in inches.
3. Enter your age in years.
4. Select Male or Female, and press Calculate.
The measure of how many calories you burn in a day is typically referred to as your Resting Metabolic Rate.
To figure it out, you need your weight (in pounds), your height (in inches) and your age.
66 + (6.22 x weight in pounds) + (12.7 x height in inches) (6.8 x age) = Resting Metabolic Rate
655 + (4.36 x weight in pounds) + (4.32 x height in inches) (4.7 x age) = Resting Metabolic Rate
Add together your Resting Metabolic Rate and the calories you burn through exercise every day. To lose a pound a week, you need to eat 500 calories LESS than the total each day. To gain a pound a week, you need to eat 500 calories MORE than the total daily.
(Remember to eat AT LEAST 1,200 calories every day unless prescribed otherwise by a doctor.)
This formula is only an approximation and CAN BE OFF by as much as 35%.
For your exact Resting Metabolic Rate, you should get an oxygen consumption Resting Metabolic Rate test. WeBeFit performs these tests, and you can get more information by CLICKING HERE.
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