Autoimmune Thyroid Disease

An Unfortunate and Lengthy Adventure in Misdiagnosis

Calculate your BMR/RMR and laugh

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I calculated my BMR/RMR with this calculator and laughed at the results.

Sex: F
Age: 30
Height: 5′ 2″
Weight: 122 lbs

BMR 1,335
RMR 1,227

“As BMR and RMR only represent resting energy expenditure or calories burned during a day of rest, an adjustment must be made to reflect activity level. This can be done by multiplying your BMR and RMR by an activity factor:”

Factor Category BMR RMR
1.2 Bed Rest 1,602 1,472
1.3 Sedentary 1,736 1,595
1.4 Active 1,869 1,718
1.5 Very Active 2,003 1,841

It bears very little relation to the figures I use to maintain and lose weight. My metabolism is like an elastic band: I maintain on 2,000 kcals a day, and only lose a pound a week on 1,000-1,200 kcals a day, despite being active.

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Written by alienrobotgirl

16 April, 2006 at 2:16 pm

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