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BMR (BASAL METABOLIC RATE) and daily calorie intake

 
BMR or Basal Metabolic rate is the required minimum calorie intake that one must have to sustain the normal body functions. This minimum calorie intake is necessary for a variety of processes and functions of the body to work effectively. In order to stay healthy a body must consume approximately seventy percent of the body’s calories. This BMR is regulated by a hormone called thyroxin, which is produced by the thyroid gland and it influences the body’s metabolic rate.

The Thyroid secretion known as Thyroxin can affect body weight, muscle power, blood cholesterol and heart beat rate. Basal metabolic rate decreases as a person ages. Certain functions of a human body like circulation of blood, respiration and normal body temperature is affected by this BMR as well.

Basal metabolic rate increases if a human body constantly burns up the calories. Higher metabolic rate means higher calorie absorption in the body. Lean body tissues, calorie intake and the exercise regime are all factors of the BMR. They are responsible for a human body to burn excessive fats as well as reducing weight effectively. This in turn is extremely beneficial for a human body as they are likely to result in effective diabetes control; reduced heart disease risk, less prone to strokes and also heart attacks. For adults the Basal Metabolic Rate lies between 1200 to 1800 kcal.
Nevertheless Basal Metabolic Rate calorie count can be used to cut down the extra weight by simply reducing the calorie intake. The reduced calorie intake must be below the BMR rate. In addition, the intake must not be lowered to a point approaching the starvation level of human body. As a rule of thumb, up to 1200 calories of daily intake is sufficient to maintain a healthy body system.

The food we eat gives us energy as well as nutrients that are vital for a human body. Calories are present in the food we eat. They are intangible in substance; but are the most basic unit for measuring the energy in the food we consume. Whatever we eat in our food has calories, which are known to influence our body’s weight. Basically calories are present in four types of food components i.e. proteins, alcohol, carbohydrates and fats. Fats are deemed to contain double the amount of calories, when compared with any other food component.

Eating food fills our body with calories just like filling any cylinder with a gas. Whenever our stomach is filled with the food that means naturally the calories are injected into the human body system. The food we eat is used to maintain our normal body functions and support internal processes for proper functioning. Nevertheless certain dietary plans may compel a person to stick to a particular food component like only proteins or carbohydrates. Therefore, the daily calorie count is the best way to keep track of the amount of food a human body must eat.
Eating more than what is required would result the extra calories to be transformed into ugly fats. Everybody has his or her individual Basal metabolic rate and the associated calories that must be taken so that our body can perform normal body functions optimally.
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