Mifflin-St Jeor Equation: Calculate Your Resting Metabolic Rate and Determine Daily Caloric Burn

Mifflin-St Jeor Equation

Using the mifflin-st jeor formula, you can calculate your resting metabolic rate and daily calorie burn.

What Is It?

What Is the equation for Mifflin-St Jeor?

This equation is one of the most accurate methods for determining your caloric needs.

How to Calculate

How to Calculate the Mifflin-St Jeor Formula

First, convert pounds to kilograms by dividing by 2.2.

Next, convert the inches to centimeters by multiplying by 2.545. For the most part, all moderately active people are generally advised to consume about 1.5 to 1.7 times the calculated resting metabolic rate (RMR).

Table Chart

The Mifflin-St Jeor Formula
Formula for Men RMR = 9.99 x weight (kg) + 6.25 x height (cm) – 4.92 x age (yrs.) + 5
Formula for Women RMR = 9.99 x weight (kg) + 6.25 x height (cm) – 4.92 x age (yrs.) – 161


  • Mifflin-St Jeor Formula Example
  • RMR= 2,180 calories per day (200 pound 43-year-old male):
  • RMR= 9.99 x weight (100 kg) + 6.25 x height (222 cm) – 4.92 x age (43 yrs.) + 5

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