Basal Energy Expenditure

Basal Energy Expenditure (BEE)

Also called basal metabolic rate, or BMR, this is the energy needed to maintain your body's normal metabolic activity, such as breathing, maintenance of body temperature, digestion, blood transport, etc. The BEE generally decreases as you grow older or if you don’t do regular strength training exercises to maintain your muscle mass increased.

Total Caloric Requirements

This is the estimated total number of calories you need to maintain your current weight based on your BMR and your level of activity.

The person will have to enter his age, sex, height and level of physical activity.
Levels of physical activities:

  • Sedentary. Little to no regular exercise. (factor 1.2)
  • Mild activity level. light exercise or sports 1 to 3 days per week (factor 1.375)
  • Moderate activity level. Intensive exercise 3 to 4 times per week. (factor 1.55)
  • Heavy or (Labor-intensive) activity level. Intensive exercise 5 to 7 days per week or labor-intensive occupations. Labor-intensive occupations include construction work (brick laying, carpentry, general labor, etc.). (factor 1.7)
  • Extreme level. People who engage in very physically challenging jobs or exercise such as athlete with multiple training sessions throughout the day or very demanding job, such as working long hours on an assembly line. (factor 1.9)

Total caloric requirements= BMR * factor of physical activity.

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