Eating at BMR

If you ate at your bmr, would you maintain or lose?

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  • Ready2Rock206
    Ready2Rock206 Posts: 9,488 Member
    You eat at TDEE to maintain and eat below that to lose. BMR is basically what you need to survive in a coma. If you're not in a coma you'll probably lose weight eating at BMR.
  • sijomial
    sijomial Posts: 19,811 Member
    You eat at TDEE to maintain, BMR is just a part of TDEE.
  • seska422
    seska422 Posts: 3,217 Member
    edited April 2017
    sijomial wrote: »
    You eat at TDEE to maintain, BMR is just a part of TDEE.

    This.

    BMR isn't some sort of cutoff point. When you lose body fat, your body adds the energy from that fat to your calorie intake in order to bring your available calories up to your TDEE. BMR is just a number used in calculating TDEE, not a barrier. You need to eat at least enough calories to get in your needed nutrients (1200 calories for women and 1500 calories for men) and, beyond that, enough to have a sustainable way of eating.
  • Francl27
    Francl27 Posts: 26,372 Member
    BMR = what your body needs to eat if you were in a coma
    TDEE = BMR + whatever you burn from activity.

    My BMR is 1300ish. My TDEE is 2400-2600 depending on the day. I'd be skin and bones if I only ate my BMR.
  • yecats1982
    yecats1982 Posts: 2 Member
    I dont understand it at all.. I got my bmr tested and iv a slow metabolism at 1123 this is pretty dismal. I have started weight training to try and increase the bmr. What should I eat at to loose and will the weight training increase my metabolism.
  • LivingtheLeanDream
    LivingtheLeanDream Posts: 13,345 Member
    yecats1982 wrote: »
    I dont understand it at all.. I got my bmr tested and iv a slow metabolism at 1123 this is pretty dismal. I have started weight training to try and increase the bmr. What should I eat at to loose and will the weight training increase my metabolism.

    Mine isn't much better but the good news is we move more and we add muscle then it does help. My TDEE (total daily energy expenditure) which is BMR + normal day to day moving + additional exercise = average of 2100 cals.
    If I wanted to lose weight I'd eat 15-20% lower than that TDEE number i.e 1680-1785 cals and LOSE.
    (I'm 5ft 2/ 47yrs/)
  • LivingtheLeanDream
    LivingtheLeanDream Posts: 13,345 Member
    How do you know you have a slow metabolism?
  • trigden1991
    trigden1991 Posts: 4,658 Member
    As far as I am aware, you cannot measure BMR accurately.
  • jeepinshawn
    jeepinshawn Posts: 642 Member
    As far as I am aware, you cannot measure BMR accurately.
    The Op is probably thinking they had there Rmr tested and is slightly confused.

  • rileysowner
    rileysowner Posts: 8,020 Member
    yecats1982 wrote: »
    I dont understand it at all.. I got my bmr tested and iv a slow metabolism at 1123 this is pretty dismal. I have started weight training to try and increase the bmr. What should I eat at to loose and will the weight training increase my metabolism.

    So how was you BRM (probably RMR which is different but we won't get into that right now) tested?
  • kimny72
    kimny72 Posts: 16,023 Member
    OP in all seriousness, after reading several of your posts I am really confused. I can't figure out what your goals are, or if these are even serious questions or not.

    If you are underweight, I hope your goal is maintenance or to gain a little weight. If you are concerned about getting your calories right, get a food scale. Put your stats and goals into mfp, get a calorie goal, and log accurately and consistently for at least 4-6 weeks. Best of luck