Our calculator calculates basal metabolic rate (BMR) using the Mifflin-St. Jeor formula. It is considered more accurate than the more commonly used in the pas Harris-Benedict formula.
What is BMR?
BMR or basal metabolic rate is this is the approximate number of calories that you would burn if you spent the whole day doing nothing. This is the minimum amount of energy needed to maintain the vital functions of the body, including such functions as breathing and palpitation.
BMR doesn’t include energy expenses on daily activities or physical exercises.
Mifflin-St. Jeor formula is one of the recent formulas for calculating daily calorie needs for optimal weight loss or maintaining a normal weight. It was created in 2005 and by today it replaced the classical Harris-Benedict formula.
The Mifflin-St. Jeor formula was developed by a group of American dieticians under the guidance of doctor Mifflin and doctor St Jeor. The formula exists in two versions: simplified and finalized and gives the daily calorie (kcal) estimation for different people.