Losing weight seems like it should be easy. After all, there are entire television shows dedicated to showing you successful losers. The truth is that weight loss is a complex process. Part of your success involves having the knowledge you need about how your body processes calories. Learning what your basal metabolic rate is can help you get those unwanted pounds off for good.
What is Basal Metabolic Rate?
In the simplest of terms, your BMR is how many calories your body uses by just being alive. Your body uses calories from the foods you consume to keep you breathing, maintain your body temperature at an appropriate level, and move blood through your body. Your body must also have enough energy to keep your brain, nerves, and cells working, while at the same time making sure your muscles are able to move.