# The And The Basal Metabolic Rate

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Maria is a 19 year old female that is 5’8” tall and weighs 145 lbs. Based on the use of an online calculator, her BMI would be 22.0 (nih.gov). Which would put her in the normal weight range, but only 3 points from being overweight and 8 points from being considered obese. The use of another online calculator would determine that she needs to consume 2316 calories per day to survive (Adult energy needs). The Basal Metabolic Rate or BMR for Maria would be 1516.05 (BMR calculator). BMR is defined as the amount of energy used by the body in a sedentary state with no digestion occurring. Running 2.5 miles while traveling at 4.76 miles per hour would take 31.5 minutes and burn roughly 262 calories. Based on Maria’s vitals, her running three times a week would burn off roughly 786 calories. She burns a total of 110441.4 calories each month. Then she consumes 119820 calories a month leading to a net of +9378.6 calories a month. Which when divided by the number of calories in a pound (3500 calories0 is a gain of 2.7 pounds a month or 32.4 pounds a year. Maria: Calories needed to survive: (2316*7)*4=64848 BMR of (1516.05*7)*4=42449.4 Calories burned: (262*3)*4 = 3144 calories Total calories burned each month: 110441.4 Total calories consumed each month: 119820 119820 -110441.4 =9378.6 a month +2.7 pounds Matt is a 21 year old male, who is 6’1” tall and weighs 230 lbs. He has an established history of Diabetes in his family. Based on his vitals and an online calculator, he has a