Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)
Basal Metabolic Rate, or BMR, is an approximation of the number of calories that your body requires in order to sustain itself, assuming that your body is completely at rest all the time. Your BMR is calculated using your height, current weight, age, and gender.
Of course, most people are engaging in some level of activity. In order to determine the amount of calories that you should be consuming daily, you will need to adjust the BMR based on your level of activity using the Harris Benedict Equation. But before we do that, you'll need to calculate your BMR.
Calculate your BMR using the tool on this page, make a note of the number, or click the link in your BMR results, and move onto the Harris Bendict Equation tool.