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It is very important for us to realise the amount of calories we need each day to maintain a healthy body chemistry and prevent the symptoms of feeling too tired, a lack of energy etc. Eating too few calories is just a bad as eating too many, as our bodies need a constant calorie intake to function correctly.
The program automatically calculates your BMI (Body Mass Index) and your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate). It then gives you a ‘Calories Needed Per Day’ figure to help you maintain your current weight or reach a target weight, whether that is up or down.
The Body Mass Index (BMI), is a statistical measurement which compares a person’s weight and height. Though it does not actually measure the percentage of body fat, it is a useful tool to estimate a healthy body weight based on how tall a person is. Due to its ease of measurement and calculation, it is the most widely used diagnostic tool to identify weight problems within a population including, underweight, overweight and obesity.
Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is the amount of energy used while at rest in a neutral environment, in the post-absorptive state (meaning that the digestive system is inactive, which requires about twelve hours of fasting in humans). The release of energy in this state is sufficient only for the functioning of the vital organs, such as the heart, lungs, brain and the rest of the nervous system, liver, kidneys, sex organs, muscles and skin. BMR decreases with age and with the loss of lean body mass. Increasing muscle mass increases BMR.