Maintenance Calorie Calculation

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    I may have asked this question before or seen it in one of your videos because I have the calculation for maintenance calories

    (BW x 9) x activity.

    I’ve also seen John Meadows us (BW x 15) x activity.

    My question is where does the 9 or the 15 come from. What determines this number as opposed to 25?

    I understand that this is not exact and is a “start”, but I’d like to know where the 9 or 15 comes from.


    John Marzan

    Judging from the equation based on thermodynamics formulas, I reckon this is the calorific heat value on average of the general population. A much more detailed equation is the benedict-harris formula which takes into account weight height age and gender

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