Monday, January 18, 2010

BMR and the Katch-McArdle Formula

The Katch-McArdle Formula for finding your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) requires that we know our Lean Body Mass (LBM), which I calculated in the previous post.

This method of calculating BMR is generally accepted as more accurate, as it is based on the LBM. The formula is as follows:
BMR = 370 + (9.79759519 X Lean Mass in pounds)

My BMR would then be:
370 + (9.79759519 X 133.60 lbs) = 1703.30 calories

This seems more accurate, since when I eat between 1650 and 1800 calories, I'm satiated, even with exercise.

So, based on this value, I'm going to stick with 1700 cal as my BMR for now.

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