Is a lower BMR better?
Also asked, should you eat below your BMR?
To lose weight, you need to reduce your caloric intake below your total daily calorie requirement indicated by your BMR + activity level. Putting yourself in a 500-calorie deficit every day should result in the loss of one pound every week, Greaves says.
Subsequently, question is, what does a higher BMR mean? Tall, thin people have a higher BMR than their shorter counterparts, even with the same weight, due to the greater surface area of their skin. The metabolic rate also decreases during sleep and increases in exercise, and individuals who exercise regularly have a higher BMR than those who are sedentary.
Keeping this in consideration, what is considered a low BMR?
Your BMR accounts for anything between 40% and 70% of your body's daily energy requirements, depending on your age and lifestyle. A "slow metabolism" is more accurately described as a low BMR. There are lots of online calculators that can work out your daily energy needs.
Does your BMR decrease as you lose weight?
To lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you consume. However, when you don't fuel your body with enough calories, it slows down your BMR to ensure it is storing whatever it can.