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jbarrish jbarrish
Sun, Jan 31, 2010 17:01
BMR calculation
How accurate is the BMR calculator on this site? I ask because for me, it seems to about 400-500 calories too high when I complete the variety of other online BMR calculation. For example FitClick says my BMR is 2786, but consistently using the same measurements in other calculators I am being told that my BMR should be about 2300, (2313, 2316, etc, but all in the 2300 range).


cathymb cathymb
Thu, Feb 4, 2010 18:02
Me too!
I have found the same problem and tried to look for a place where it can be adjusted, but as of yet haven't found one. I posted under another section (system tab or something like that) hoping that someone from fitclick will look at it.

amethystrse amethystrse
East Meadow NY
Fri, Feb 5, 2010 16:02
Wow!! It IS off! No wonder I've been having some trouble losing weight. I've been keeping my calories under my BMR on this site but it seems that the amount of calories I eat on an average basis are at or just below my BMR according to other sites. Thanks for pointing this out!


FitClick FitClick
Vienna VA
Thu, Feb 11, 2010 12:02
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FitClick BMR
We looked at these calculations, and the difference has to do with how how we use and define BMR.

The FitClick BMR includes an activity factor while the definition of BMR does not include any such activity factor. As mentioned above in other posts, BMR is the calories you need if you stay in bed and don't move at all). But we viewed BMR by itself as inaccurate since no one stays in bed all day and doesn't move, so an activity factor was added for everyday activity. So when users see this number they are comparing it to the BMR calculators that don't include activity factor and that is why it differs.

However, FitClick needs to be clearer about this on the "BMR" calculator page. And we discovered that we need a better
way to edit BMR, because BMR is only calculated during registration. We'll build an updater tool and add some descriptive information to explain how we calculate BMR (as we feel we are actually more accurate than other BMR calculators out there).

jbarrish jbarrish
Sun, Feb 14, 2010 12:02
FitClick BMR
Ok, that makes sense. So in essence you are taking into account peripheral daily activities such as daily household chores/activities, walking to/from a parking lot, the occasional stairs and other requisite walking around the house or work location or just plain daily movement instead of strictly laying in bed all day-which by the way often does have merit....

AndreaGrinolds AndreaGrinolds
Mon, Oct 22, 2012 13:10
It's works as long as you dont get tricky
I only add the workouts not my regular chores, stairs, cleaning, ect. I do add my treadmill and weights and if I say, wash all my windows in one go. Just anything out of the norm. My diet tracker said I would lose 1.3 and I lost 1.5 in a week so over all pretty accurate.

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