Anonymous: okay wait, so if your bmr is like 1400, you should eat those 1400 calories, right? And to lose weight, should you eat more than 1400, so when you burn of calories through exercise, you still have 1400 at the end of the day OR should you just burn of the calories from those 1400? I'm a bit confused.. :)
Okay, I shall explain as best I can because I’m only 17 and I’m not an expert.
But my knowledge is that everybody has to eat - you have to eat. There are reasons why when people cut off food from themselves that their bodies don’t respond as they should (e.g. people who suffer from anorexia from a young age can have lifelong bone and internal organ issues).
So your BMR is what your body required when you are at rest (so when you don’t exercise and exert yourself, etc). It is necessary for sustaining your organs. If you start training, then yes, you burn into your BMR. It doesn’t really matter as long as your body gets that BMR amount per day - eat extra if you know you’ll train hard because relying on just your BMR is bad.
All I’ll say is that you have to eat.
My BMR is 1475.
Your BMR is the amount of calories you need to stay alive. To function through a normal day, to keep your heart beating.
I’m 17, 5’2” and about 140 pounds now because of my Europe weight gain.
Don’t fall into 1200 calorie diet traps. They’ll only deteriorate your body’s system. Weight loss comes from healthy eating and exercise. That’s all it is.
I wish Jillian Michaels would come over to my house and yell at me
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