BMI stands for Body Mass Index. BMI is a ratio between you height in Meters and your weight in kilograms.
The BMI Formula: Weight in Kilograms / (Height in Meters)^2
According to the Centers of Disease Control a “good” BMI is within the range: 18.50 – 24.99. Overweight is between 25.00 – 29.99, and Obese applies to all people with BMI’s 30, and higher.
BMR stands for Basal Metabolic Rate. BMR is a formula that calculates how many calories your body needs each day stay alive. (Regulate body temperature, breathing, digestion, heart beat…) In other words, if you did nothing but sleep all day, your body would burn “X” calories where “X” = Your BMR.
The BMR formula for women is:
655 + (9.6 x weight in kilos) + (1.8 x height in cm) – (4.7 x Age in years)
The BMR formula for men is:
66 + (13.7 x weight in kilos ) + (5 x height in cm) – (6.8 x Age in years)
Once you know your BMR, you can calculate your daily caloric need by multiplying your BMR by your activity level. (Be Honest!)
|Sedentary||Little or no Exercise||1.200|
|Light Exercise or
|1 – 3 times a week||1.375|
|Moderate Exercise or
|3 – 5 times a
|Very Active Exercise or
|5 – 7 times a
|2x a day training or Hard Physical