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Calories Burned w/o a workout?
#1 Posted : Monday, March 28, 2011 1:02:00 AM(UTC)
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I have just opened a TP account. I do not have any workouts logged but I did log yesterday's meals. When I look at the calories burned vs calories consumed graph, it shows I burned 1650 calories and consumed 2411. At the bottom of the chart it says (RMR:1650 cals). Does anyone have an idea where they got that number from? What is RMR an abbreviation for? I understand we burn calories just keeping ourselves alive but is it that many? Thanks in advance!
#2 Posted : Monday, March 28, 2011 4:14:00 AM(UTC)

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Hello BrknNck, thank you for your post and welcome to TP! RMR is your Resting Metabolic Rate; this is how many calories you burn at rest. Aside from RMR, there are 3 others areas in a day that we also burn calories (including RMR, there are 4 areas we burn calories): 1) RMR 2) ADL's (activities of daily living); this includes normal activities you do in a day 3) TEF (Thermic Effect of Food); we will burn an additional 10% of our consumed daily caloric intake. For example, you consumed 2411 calories; therefore, you will burn an additional 241 (approximate) calories that day 4) Exercise/Training; on a rest day, this obviously is not an issue I hope this helps. Sincerely,
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