Don’t Know The Difference Between BMI And BMR? Find Out!

When you first start working out you should learn your BMI and your BMR. These two numbers will help you figure out your current weight range and how many calories you need to achieve your goal weight!

Feel free to use the information below powered by Body Engine. You can also work with the staff at your home club to have your measurements taken and to step onto our “Body Composition Manager.” It’s our fancy scale that will tell you your body fat percentage, how many calories you need to eat to lose weight, your water levels, the age of your metabolism (this is the best one!) and more!

What is BMI?

Your BMI (Body Mass Index) figures out the relation between your height and your weight. If you’re taller, you’ve probably heard all your life that “taller people weigh more.” Often this is true. That’s why knowing your BMI is better than just jumping on the scale and trying to figure it out.

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Here’s what the numbers mean:

Less than 18.5 – You’re considered underweight
18.5 – 24.9 – This is where you want to be
25.0 – 29.9 – You’re considered overweight
30.0 or greater – You’re considered obese

 

What is BMR?

Your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) is the scientific calculation of how many calories your body needs to perform basic functions, like breathing. If you take in this number of calories everyday, you will maintain your weight.  This number does not include how many calories your body needs to exercise. That’s why if you  burn more calories than your BMR, you will lose weight!

What is RMR?

Your RMR (Resting Metabolic Rate) is pretty much the same as your BMR, except it’s less scientific and more for the every day person. Your RMR is also higher than you BMR. In terms of losing weight, the same things apply, burn more calories than your RMR and you will see the pounds drop!

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Lucille Roberts Staff

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