# BMR Calculator: Discover Your Calorie Consumption Sweet Spot

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Great article. Thanks. Report
I found the instructions quite clear for both men & women. The age factor & a person's current weight change so I wonder how often this should be checked, quarterly? I'm going to do this whenever I hit a plateau. If someone's activity level changes due to illness or thru improved fitness, that would also be a good time to review. Report
HOTPINKCAMARO49
Great info! Report
thank you Report
After adding height & weight together, it was unclear what to do after multiplying your age. Was there a step before adding the 655? Report
CATNAP629
good information Report
TERRIC853
Using both basic formulas, my BMR came out close (1234 vs. 1240). However, when I add in activity (using the Harris-Benedict formula), it goes up to 2183. Report
Those calculation were presented in a confusing way Report
Those calculation were presented in a confusing way Report
My Sparkpeople BMR and my actual BMR (according to this article) are quite different. Why is that? Report
how come~~if this is a SparkPeople article~~that here my BMR is 1415 BUT on SparkPeople chart for Calorie Differential~~Spa
rks gives me a BMR of 1710?
If Sparks feels this formula is good....why is mine more on the differential? Report
Assuming I did the math correctly, my BMR is around 1850, and adding in the very mild exercise rate puts it at 2000. No wonder I can walk by a piece of fudge, smell the aroma, and gain four pounds. I have no metabolism!!!! Report
Good article. Report
they left out this part: Harris Benedict Formula
To determine your total daily calorie needs, multiply your BMR by the appropriate activity factor, as follows:

If you are sedentary (little or no exercise) : Calorie-Calculati
on = BMR x 1.2
If you are lightly active (light exercise/sports 1-3 days/week) : Calorie-Calculati
on = BMR x 1.375
If you are moderatetely active (moderate exercise/sports 3-5 days/week) : Calorie-Calculati
on = BMR x 1.55
If you are very active (hard exercise/sports 6-7 days a week) : Calorie-Calculati
on = BMR x 1.725
If you are extra active (very hard exercise/sports & physical job or 2x training) : Calorie-Calculati
on = BMR x 1.9
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Something just doesn't look right on this. Could be me cause I gave up on balancing the checkbook years ago. Report