Resting Metabolism (Lean Mass Formula) Calculator Help

If you know your lean body mass, this calculator uses the formula developed by Katch and McArdle to give you a very good estimate of your resting metabolism (RMR) (also known as basal metabolism or BMR), which is the minimum calories you burn each day for your body to keep everything functioning.

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Weight Your current scale weight.
Lean Mass The portion of your weight that is lean (not fat).

Output Fields:

Resting Metabolism Resting Metabolism (RMR) (also known as Basal Metabolism or BMR) is the minimum calories your body needs each day just to perform its most basic functions.
Lean Mass The portion of your weight that is lean (not fat).
Fat Mass The portion of your weight that is fat.

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Updated 04 Jul 2007