How Do We Estimate RMR

RMR can be estimated using equations. One of the most common ways to assess RMR is the Mifflin-St Jeor equation. The Mifflin-St Jeor equation for RMR is:

for men

for women

Note: Wt = weight in kilograms, where 1 pound = 0.454 kilograms and Ht = height in centimeters, where 1 inch = 2.54 centimeters.

Here is an example RMR for a 35 year old man who weighs 180 pounds (82 kilograms) and is 5 ft and 11 inches tall (180 cm) using the Mifflin-St Jeor equation:

RMR = (10 x 82) + (6.25 x 180) - 5 x 35) + 5 RMR = 1,775 calories.

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