To help you calculate your nutritional needs in accordance with the purpose of the diet you want, here are some important terms you may know in the Diet Calorie Calculator:
Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)
Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is a minimal energy requirement for the body during basal conditions. Basically the body still needs the intake of calories to generate energy even if you do not do any activity.
The body still needs calories to keep the body’s metabolism running well like pumping heart, pumping lungs, secretion of toxins, maintaining body temperature and so on. So you still need a minimal amount of calories to maintain the proper functioning of vital organs.
Total Daily Energy Expenditure (TDEE)
TDEE is the energy requirement for energy needs in the basal phase as well as for daily physical activity. TDEE value is very important in the diet and fitness world because TDEE is used for various purposes such as to raise fat burn, lose weight or even gain weight. So if you want to gain weight is recommended intake of energy or calories incoming MORE than TDEE and vice versa if you want to lose weight should the energy intake or incoming calories less than TDEE
Lean Body Mass (LBM)
LBM is defined as the difference between total body weight (BW) and body fat (BF). Body weight (BW) is the body mass of a person or body weight that is generally calculated in units of weight in kilograms or pounds. Body fat (BF) is the percentage of body weight consisting of fat. For example, if you weigh 90 kilograms and your body contains 9 kilograms of fat it means your body fat 10% (9/90). LBM is calculated by total body weight minus body fat (LBM = BW – BF). The percentage of total lean body mass is generally difficult to quantify – generally ranging from 60-90%. While body fat in general ranges from 10-40%.
Body Mass Index (BMI)
BMI is a tool to assess whether a person has a proportionate body weight or is overweight. BMI formula is body weight (BW) divided by body height (BH) or BMI = BW / BH. If your BMI score below 18.5 means your weight is below normal. The ideal weight score ranges from 18.5 – 24.9. If your BMI score is over 25 then your weight is categorized as being overweight. So to keep the body does not experience obesity keep the nutritional intake and a lot of activity.
Waist to Height Ratio (WtHR)
WtHR is the ratio of waist size divided by height. WtHR is used to determine the distribution of body fat. A high WtHR score indicates that obesity is correlated with heart disease.
|Healthy||0.43 – 0.52||0.42 – 0.48|
|Overweight||0.53 – 0.57||0.49 – 0.53|
|Very Overweight||0.58 – 0.62||0.54 – 0.57|
|Morbidly obese||> 0.63||> 0.58|
- increased risk for male at 0.5360
- increased risk for female at 0.4920
Rest Calories is the number of calories burned when the body is resting/ Sedentary such as sleeping, sitting, watching tv and so forth. When you are resting the body burns calories meaning that if you do more active physical activity will burn more calories again.