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Old 08-17-2001, 07:27 AM   #1
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How can I find out how many calories I'm burning on a daily basis? I need to find out! LOL Thanks alot and please help

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Old 08-17-2001, 12:25 PM   #2
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Sometimes I just tell people to multiply their current bodyweight by 12 (as a general rule of thumb), but if you want to be more precise:

Harris-Benedict Equation for BMR

Men: 66 + (13.7 x W) + (5 x H) - (6.8 x A)

Women: 655 + (9.6 x W) + (1.7 x H) - (4.7 x A)

W: Weight in kg (lbs./2.2)
H: Height in cm (in. x 2.54)
A: Age in years

Notice you have to convert to the metric system to plug in your W and H values. This is your BMR value only and does not account for any caloric expenditure in response to exercise. Also, remember a pound of bodyfat carries 3,500 calories so from your BMR, you can calculate for 1-2 lbs. of bodyfat per week.

Hope this helps...

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