Mifflin-St Jeor Equation
What is the Mifflin-St Jeor Equation?
This equation is one of the most accurate methods for determining your caloric needs.
How to calculate 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|
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).
Mifflin-St Jeor Equation 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