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BMI - According to the CDC's BMI Calculator for Teens your daughter's BMI (body mass index) is 39.2 placing her above the 98th percentile and indicates she is obese. It says: This teen is obese and is likely to have health-related problems because of weight and should be seen by a healthcare provider for further assessment. The best answer to your ...


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If you take a look at A Biometric Study of Human Basal Metabolism, where Harris and Benedict introduced their formula, you will see one important sentence: These equations have been tabulated for values of weight from 25.0 to 124.9kgm. [sic], for stature from 151cm to 200cm., and for age from 21 to 70 years, so that the most probable basal metabolism of ...


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It means the equation isn't perfect, but just an estimation. You happen to have found one case where it fails quite a bit. Of course, it doesn't help that you didn't describe an actual human being (the shortest verified person is 54.6cm, that is 21.5 inches). I don't feel like doing the path, but I'm sure the formula provide reasonable estimations for ...


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Check out this runner's world article. The main subject is whether you burn the same number of calories walking versus running the same distance, but there is also a discussion about total calories burned (TCB) during an activity versus net calories burned (NCB). In general, people talk about TCB because it's a higher number so it seems like you did more ...


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Those lists typically calculate total calories expended during the activity. Those lists are better used as a guide for what types of activities you should be doing, but for any detailed daily tracking, you would need individual monitoring tools. By the same token, using the calorie listing from a package of food only tells you what an average item offers ...


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Consider an example, a person X who's weight is say :90 kg. Then consider another person Y who's weight is also :90 kg. Both have same weight, BUT, X has more lean mass than Y. What does that mean? it means your bodyweight is a sum of different factors: Your body fat mass (fat percentage) Your body muscle(lean) mass (muscle percentage) Your body water ...


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Indeed. Despite it's widespread use, the formula is clearly not extensive. Try running the relevant calculations against the equations for male/female using a 2 year old weighing 27 lbs and 36 inches in height and you'll find female have higher BMR! If you consider the physical difference between male and female at toddler age is pretty minimal the I ...


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You are confusing the formulae a bit. The 1.2 is from the Harris Benedict equation IIRC, which already takes into account your activity level. If you are mostly sedentary, then you will multiply by 1.2, to get a daily need of 2640 calories. At 5'10" and 240, unless you are a seriously competitive bodybuilder, you are probably in the obese to morbidly obese ...


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Your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is a measure of how much your body burns at rest. Another way to think of it is your base metabolic rate. A note of caution about the BMR calculators: they will only give you an average estimate. It's OK to use if you are sedentary with average muscle mass, but if you have been inactive for a long time and have a protein ...



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