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How many calories does the body burn naturally? #fridayweighin

August 12, 2010
I learnt something interesting this morning that I wanted to pass onto the #Fridayweighin team

The basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the minimal amount of nutrients that the body needs to maintain the basic essential life functions. the calories required by the BMR are what the body needs at a state of complete rest. meaning that if you were to lay in bed all day your body would need the bare minimum amount of calories that the BMR requires in order for your body just to function normally. 

There are tons of BMR calculators on the Internet but a quick and dirty way to estimate the BMR is to: 

body weight in lbs gets converted to kilos so take the example bw of 150 lbs and divide that by 2.2 (2.2 kilos per pound) 

(150 / 2.2) x 24 (hours a day) = 1636 

so a 150 lbs person with average body fat would burn 68 calories per hour or 1636 calories over 24 hours in a state of complete rest.


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