BMI, BMR, Be My Mathematician Please?

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.

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The two-pound two-step

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