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Sitting around to loose weight?

Published By: lankanmon
On: 12 February 2014 at 12:33am

So, is it really possible to lose weight while sitting around? Technically, Yes.

The human body, even at rest, must consume calories to keep internal processes running. This is called Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR). A calorie (in this case Large Calorie) is the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by one degree Celsius. This energy is used to keep your body temperature regulated, your heart beating, your brain humming and many other internal functions in check.

The following equation helps calculate how much calories your body burns while idle:

For Men:

BMR = 66 + (6.23 x weight in pounds) + (12.7 x height in inches) - (6.8 x age in years) 

For Women:

BMR = 655 + (4.35 x weight in pounds) + (4.7 x height in inches) - (4.7 x age in years)

If you are lazy, you can find the approximate BMR by multiplying your body weight (in lbs.) by 11.

(weight-lbs) x 11 = Approx. BMR

Or use this online BMI Calculator:

This amount is normally offset by your diet. To lose weight, all you need to do is watch what you eat. Intake less calories than you burn in a day and you will start to loose weight. If you put some physical activity (walking, running etc.) in to the mix, you’ll be on your way.

The body needs food to make energy (to live). Please be responsible when dieting. Consult your doctor before making any big changes to your diet. I do not take any responsibility for your actions/decisions. 





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