A diet plan can be adjusted to take in to account how many calories you burn at rest, which can help you lose weight.
You even burn a significant amount of calories while you sleep. And the good news is the more you weigh, the more calories you burn at rest.
This means weight loss is actually easier when you have more to lose.
Your basal metabolic rate, or BMR, is how many calories your body needs to burn just to keep it running.
How many calories you burn when you sleep
Website Fitday reveals the average person burns 0.42 calories for every pound, every hour they sleep. So, a calculation for calories burned while sleeping would look like this:
(Number of pounds you weigh x 0.42) x the number of hours you sleep = calories burned while asleep
A 120lb person would, therefore, burn 50 calories an hour while they slept, and if they slept for eight hours they would burn 403.2 calories overnight.
A 200lb person would burn 84 calories per hour while asleep, a total of 672 calories if they slept for eight hours.
Basal metabolic rate calculator
Your basal metabolic rate can be calculated using the Mifflin St. Jeor Equation – but each gender must the figure calculate differently.
Women: BMR = 10 x weight (kg) + 6.25 x height (cm) – 5 x age (years) – 161
Men: BMR = 10 x weight (kg) + 6.25 x height (cm) – 5 x age (years) + 5
So a 25-year-old, 120lb, 5 ft 3in woman’s basal metabolic weight would be 1258 calories.
A 45-year-old, 5ft 10in man who weighs 200 lbs would have a BMR of 1632 calories.
When you know that your BMR is you can ensure that you are eating a calorie deficit, which leads to weight loss.
A woman has revealed the weight loss diet that helped her shed an enormous amount of belly fat and lose 53lbs, or 3.8 stone, in a year.
The woman, who has lost 3.8 stone in a year, revealed that she follows three simple diet rules that have helped her cut down her weight.
She said: “I basically eat chicken, eggs, and veggies on a daily basis.”