# How do you calculate BMR and TDEE?

**Calculating Your TDEE**

- If you rarely exercise, multiply your
**BMR**by 1.2. - If you exercise on 1 to 3 days per week, multiply your
**BMR**by 1.375. - If you exercise on 3 to 5 days per week, multiply your
**BMR**by 1.55. - If you exercise 6 to 7 days per week, multiply your
**BMR**by 1.725.

Similarly one may ask, how do I calculate my BMR calorie deficit?

**To determine your total daily calorie needs, multiply your BMR by the appropriate activity factor, as follows:**

- If you are sedentary (little or no exercise) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.2.
- If you are lightly active (light exercise/sports 1-3 days/week) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.375.

Subsequently, question is, what is the formula to calculate BMR? **Equation to Calculate Your BMR**

- Men: BMR = 88.362 + (13.397 x weight in kg) + (4.799 x height in cm) - (5.677 x age in years)
- Women: BMR = 447.593 + (9.247 x weight in kg) + (3.098 x height in cm) - (4.330 x age in years)

Just so, should I eat less than my BMR or TDEE?

**TDEE** = Total Daily Energy Expenditure. This is theoretically what you actually burn every typical day given all of your activity. Supposedly getting this many calories from your food will maintain your weight where it is. So if you want to lose weight, **eat** a little **less than** your **TDEE**, but never **less than** your **BMR**.

What is a normal BMR?

The **average** basal energy expenditure (BEE), also known as **basal metabolic rate** (**BMR**), for American women is about 1,400 calories while for a man its roughly 1,800.