Should I use BMR or RMR?
People also ask, what is a good 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.
Additionally, should BMR be high or low? An individual's BMR varies greatly with age: infants and children typically have a high BMR, required for growth, while the elderly have a low BMR. 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.
Keeping this in view, are RMR tests accurate?
Resting metabolic rate testing During the test, a machine captures and analyzes the composition of your breath, determining your oxygen consumption, to measure the rate at which you consume energy. The RMR test is more accurate than all formula-based RMR estimates.
What happens if you eat less than your RMR?
When you restrict calories below your resting metabolic rate (RMR) this slows your RMR in as little as two weeks. Your body goes into energy-and-fat conserving mode (also known as starvation mode). Do this for too long and you'll lose precious muscle, further lowering your metabolism.