The TLBC BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) Calculator is an estimate of how many calories your body needs to maintain its current weight. It represents the amount of calories per day your body burns, regardless of exercise.
In order to lose weight, you simply need to increase your daily activity or consume fewer calories than those needed to maintain your weight. When you know your daily calorie need, the TLBC BMR Calculator can help you manage your weight. If your goal is to lose weight, you can deduct 500 calories. This will allow you to lose one pound a week.
People who are overweight or obese are at higher risk for chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol. Anyone who is overweight should try to avoid gaining additional weight. Additionally, if you are overweight with other risk factors (such as high LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, or high blood pressure), you should try to lose weight. Even a small weight loss (just 10% of your current weight) may help lower the risk of disease.
Please consult your physician if you have any questions about your personal health, or would like to determine appropriate ways to lose weight.