Basal Metabolic Rate Calculator

Basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the number of calories needed for your body to function. These functions include breathing, circulation, cell production, nutrient processing, and other tasks that your body needs to sustain itself. The basal metabolic rate calculator is a handy guide as to how many calories your body uses for its basal functions, so that you can set daily calorie targets to help you lose weight.   

Basal Metabolic Rate is calculated based on your age, sex, height and weight – using the Harris Benedict Equation

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Then you can assess what is required in order to achieve weight loss: 

Energy in – Energy Out = Weight loss/weight gain

Energy In is all the calories that are consumed through food and drinks

Energy Out is Basal Metabolic Rate + Physical activity

It is rather simplistic to look at energy in vs energy out as a way to achieve weight loss because there are so many factors that affect your appetite drive including hunger and appetite hormones and social and emotional factors. Our team of Alevia bariatric doctors assist in overcoming these barriers so that you can eat less without feeling hungry or deprived.

At Alevia we also offer a complimentary body composition analysis to determine your exact basal metabolic rate so that we can accurately predict your rate of weight loss, based on the dietary plan selected.  If you’re trying to lose weight, speak to your Alevia doctor about how we can help you calculate and use your BMR to maximise your success.