Dev Biswas

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Your real BMR and TDEE - Fact check!

Your Real BMR and TDEE-

BMR and TDEE can be calculated in two ways - either on a tool on internet, or it shows up on your BCA report. In both the methods, it is calculated with the variables of age, height, weight and approximate BF%. The question is, is it your actual BMR and TDEE? Well, truth is, it is just a guide of what your BMR and TDEE should be at around. It is a ballparking method of around how much it should be, not a way to calculate your real TDEE and BMR. In reality, BMR and TDEE are dependent on your metabolism and are complex concepts that are dependent on hundreds of variables in your body, including but not limited to- how every organ and every system in your body functions, your diet and activity history, your hormonal profile, your sleep cycle, your lifestyle - not just the current one but since over the years, and a host of other factors. Hence, your metabolism isn't a simple number that can be calculated by plugging in 4 variables. Your actual BMR and TDEE values can be more, or less than the calculated value, and hence your metabolism too. Hence, metabolism isn't a calculable concept. It can be estimated based on observation. Not for days, but weeks and even months. And certainly "fixing your metabolism" isn't a thing that can be done by changing one or two things over a short period of time. You've to be consistent and patient. That's what I mean by "you can ignore the numbers obtained from the website or your BCA machine." These values are ballparked values that give you an estimation of what it should be, not what it is. How to get your metabolism better? By not eating very less, and by weight training regularly, at least 4-5 times a week. Both these components are very important. Apart from that, a balanced diet with all macronutrients and micronutrients and enough fiber, enough quality sleep, stress management, and adequate hydration over a period of time is very important. the "ideal" BMR and TDEE can be calculated here on Fitter app from the Tools section. Keep going! Cheers!

Vanita Verma

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