Lately, I’ve pursued the frightening task of figuring out my BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) and what it means to my daily calorie burn and calorie intake. With the help of a friend who is a nutrition major graduate and bariatric nurse in training, I think I’ve figured it out. So, here goes.
Some years ago when she was in nursing school, my mom took a health class in which she learned humans can only effectively lose and keep off about two pounds a week. Anything more, she learned, is detrimental to a person’s health and prone to re-gain. Continue reading