Estimating Energy Expenditure
Step 1: BMR = 10 x ______ = _____
Step 2: PA = BMR x _______ = _____
(Inactive: use.30 / Moderately active: use .50 / Vigorously active use .80)
Step 3: Total = _____ + _______ = _____
BMR - step 1 PA level (step 2)
The detailed log procedure used in lab 15-C will provide a more accurate estimate of your energy expenditure on a given day. The formula below can be used as a simpler procedure for estimating average daily energy expenditure.
This slide provides a sample calculation of daily energy expenditure. It is important to understand that these are only estimates and cannot be used to represent exact measurements.