Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR)
or Basal Metabolic Rate ( BMR)
is the rate at which you burn energy or calories
when resting. This helps fulfill the basic requirements of the body to function optimally. Calories are required constantly to perform essential body functions like heartbeat
, respiration, elimination of wastes by the kidneys, etc. On an average around 50 to 75% of one's daily energy expenditure is attributed towards this resting metabolic rate
If you wish to lose weight
, your calorie consumption should be calculated so that you can take care of the vital basic body function. Your workout should be such that you burn more calories than you consume above your basic requirement. Knowing this will help you shed the extra weight sensibly.
BMR calculator may overestimate and underestimate the calorie requirement for muscular body mass and athletic body respectively.