Index of Supplements
Index of Food Additives
Calorie Counts of Foods
Weight Loss Hormones
Carbs for Weight Loss
Fats for Weight Loss
Protein for Weight Loss
Sodium and Weight Loss
Sleep and Weight Loss
Stress and weight Loss
Minerals and Weight Loss
Probiotics and Weight Loss
Insulin and Weight Loss
CALCULATE YOUR BMR
Weight Loss begins by understanding how much energy you expend versus what you take in. Calculate your Base Metabolic Rate here.
YOUR BMR WITH ACTVITY IS...
MY DAILY CALORIES
BMR AND WEIGHT LOSS
The net result of cutting calories for a sustained period of time often results in hormonal over compensation by hormones such as leptin and glucagon that are involved in satiety and fullness.
BMR WITH THE LOOKCUT METHOD
For optimal, sustained weight loss, we suggest keeping your calories at BMR + ACTIVITY.
Our approach is to avoid restrictive dietary changes that involve sub maintenance caloric levels, and instead achieve fat loss through the addition of exercise, while maintaining BMR + ACTIVITY calorie levels.
This approach keeps your metabolic rate elevated while minimizing hormonal overcompensation from deprivation. You will lose fat at a slightly lower rate in the short term, but this approach is much faster long term.
WHAT IS BMR?
WHAT IS BMR?
BMR stands for Basal Metabolic Rate.
Basal Metabolic Rate is the total energy, in calories, required for your body to maintain its basic metabolic function of keeping you alive.
In simplest terms, BRM reflects the energy you need if you were to never move or do anything.
IS BMR A GOOD MEASURE OF DAILY ENERGY REQUIREMENT?
No. BMR is actually a very poor measure of your energy requirements.
Three additional factors determine your daily energy requirement.
IF I REDUCE MY DAILY CALORIE INTAKE BELOW BMR WILL I LOSE WEIGHT ?
BRM is already far below your actual energy requirements.
We do not suggest reducing calories below BRM for this reason.
Taking in too few calories often makes weight loss more difficult. The body goes in to a starvation mode where it tends to hang on to body fat.