Monday, July 09, 2012
Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is the amount of daily calories it takes for someone to just exist, essential bodily functions only. It is based on gender, age, weight, and height. Generally, being taller and heavier increases this number, while age decreases it, and men normally have a higher number than women.
Does it make sense then that if my current BMR is 3679 and the BMR of my goal weight is 1966, if I consume at my goal weight BMR level, I should return to my goal weight, eventually?
3679 - 1966 = 1713 daily calorie deficit
1713 * 7 = 11,991 weekly calorie deficit
11,991 / 3500 = 3.426 pounds lost per week
This assumes total sloth mode.
Sorry for all the math this late at night...lol.
Has anyone else tried figuring the numbers out like this for themselves?
How did it work out?
Was it accurate?
Thanks for the feedback!