BMR is short for Basal Metabolic Rate and represent the amount of calories your muscles burn every day just to maintain vital operations such as breathing or thinking. In other words BMR amount is the amount of calories your body would burn if you were to stay in bed the whole day and do nothing at all!
Please select either metric BMR calculator (EU) or imperial BMR calculator (US).
Note: If entering height in foot and inches please only use 2 digits. Example: height of 6 foot and 1.5 inch should be entered as 6 foot 2 inches.
The above value gives you your BMR calorie expenditure. This is not your total daily expenditure. If you want to know more about BMR read this article on what is basal metabolic rate.
If you have selected activity level as well, the above value gives you your approximate daily energy needs. If you exceed that number you will start to gain weight (you will gain body fat). If you do no exceed that number you will maintain your weight. If you eat less calories than the above number you will start to lose weight.
Read more about gaining and losing weight in this article: how many calories should I eat to lose weight?
The results are not 100% accurate as BMR calculator does not take into account the density of your bones, your muscle mass or the amount of water that is present in your body at the moment of calculation. The accuracy of this calculation is about 90% for non-obese and non-athlete person.
In order to calculate your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR), please input your characteristics below. You can use metric (kilograms, centimeters) or imperial (lbs, inches) BMR calculator. When entering values, do not add “cm” “kg” “lbs” or “ft” to your number but only input plain numbers. Select your sex (man / woman) and select your activity level. By selecting activity level your BMR will be much higher. This is normal.
Read more about BMR: What is BMR?