# BMR Calculator

## Find your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) to determine the base amount of energy your body needs to function

Measurement:
Height:
ft.     in.
Weight: lbs.
Age:
Gender:

#### What is BMR?

Your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) represents amount of energy (calories) your body needs to keep functioning as if you stayed in bed all day.

BMR decreases with age and with the loss of lean body mass. Increasing muscle mass increases BMR.

BMR is used in Matthews Calorie Counter to help generate your Daily Calorie Intake, Total Daily Energy Expenditure and many other calculations to obtain an efficient weight loss.

#### How to Calculate BMR?

Step 1. Convert your Height and Weight into Inches and Pounds.

Step 2. Using this BMR formula, calculate your BMR:

 Males: 66 + ( 6.23 * Weight ) + ( 12.7 * Height ) - ( 6.8 * Age ) Females: 655 + ( 4.35 * Weight ) + ( 4.7 * Height ) - ( 4.7 * Age )

*For a metric version, please see our Metric BMR Calculator

#### Conversion Formulas

 Height Conversions To Convert Inches into CM: Inches * 2.54 = CM To Convert CM into Inches: CM * .3937008 = Inches Weight Conversions To convert Pounds into KG: KG * 2.2 = Pounds To convert KG into Pounds: Pounds / 2.2 = KG

Diet Settings

Your Diet Settings page will allow you to tailor the Calorie Counter that best fits your lifestyle, from setting a new Diet Start Date to setting up a new Daily Calorie Limit.

Goal Picture System

Upload two pictures which will be used to display when youâ€™re within your Daily Calorie Limit and when you go over. This quick visual system will help keep you motivated and on track.