Basal Metabolic Rate For a 20 Year Old Female Who is 5'6

Calculate baseline calories burned in a day.

years
pounds
BMR for a 20 year old female who is 5'6
Weight BMR BMI
114 lbs 1,358 18.4
115 lbs 1,363 18.6
116 lbs 1,367 18.7
117 lbs 1,371 18.9
118 lbs 1,375 19.0
119 lbs 1,379 19.2
120 lbs 1,384 19.4
121 lbs 1,388 19.5
122 lbs 1,392 19.7
123 lbs 1,396 19.9
124 lbs 1,400 20.0
125 lbs 1,405 20.2
126 lbs 1,409 20.3
127 lbs 1,413 20.5
128 lbs 1,417 20.7
129 lbs 1,421 20.8
130 lbs 1,426 21.0
131 lbs 1,430 21.1
132 lbs 1,434 21.3
133 lbs 1,438 21.5
134 lbs 1,442 21.6
135 lbs 1,447 21.8
136 lbs 1,451 22.0
137 lbs 1,455 22.1
138 lbs 1,459 22.3
139 lbs 1,463 22.4
140 lbs 1,468 22.6
141 lbs 1,472 22.8
142 lbs 1,476 22.9
143 lbs 1,480 23.1
144 lbs 1,484 23.2
145 lbs 1,489 23.4
146 lbs 1,493 23.6
147 lbs 1,497 23.7
148 lbs 1,501 23.9
149 lbs 1,505 24.0
150 lbs 1,509 24.2
151 lbs 1,514 24.4
152 lbs 1,518 24.5
153 lbs 1,522 24.7
154 lbs 1,526 24.9
155 lbs 1,530 25.0
156 lbs 1,535 25.2
157 lbs 1,539 25.3
158 lbs 1,543 25.5
159 lbs 1,547 25.7
160 lbs 1,551 25.8
161 lbs 1,556 26.0
162 lbs 1,560 26.1
163 lbs 1,564 26.3
164 lbs 1,568 26.5
165 lbs 1,572 26.6
166 lbs 1,577 26.8
167 lbs 1,581 27.0
168 lbs 1,585 27.1
169 lbs 1,589 27.3
170 lbs 1,593 27.4
171 lbs 1,598 27.6
172 lbs 1,602 27.8
173 lbs 1,606 27.9
174 lbs 1,610 28.1
175 lbs 1,614 28.2
176 lbs 1,619 28.4
177 lbs 1,623 28.6
178 lbs 1,627 28.7
179 lbs 1,631 28.9
180 lbs 1,635 29.1
181 lbs 1,640 29.2
182 lbs 1,644 29.4
183 lbs 1,648 29.5
184 lbs 1,652 29.7
185 lbs 1,656 29.9
186 lbs 1,660 30.0
187 lbs 1,665 30.2
188 lbs 1,669 30.3
189 lbs 1,673 30.5
190 lbs 1,677 30.7
191 lbs 1,681 30.8
192 lbs 1,686 31.0
193 lbs 1,690 31.2
194 lbs 1,694 31.3
195 lbs 1,698 31.5
196 lbs 1,702 31.6
197 lbs 1,707 31.8
198 lbs 1,711 32.0
199 lbs 1,715 32.1
200 lbs 1,719 32.3
201 lbs 1,723 32.4
202 lbs 1,728 32.6
203 lbs 1,732 32.8
204 lbs 1,736 32.9
205 lbs 1,740 33.1
206 lbs 1,744 33.2
207 lbs 1,749 33.4
208 lbs 1,753 33.6
209 lbs 1,757 33.7
210 lbs 1,761 33.9
211 lbs 1,765 34.1
212 lbs 1,770 34.2
213 lbs 1,774 34.4
214 lbs 1,778 34.5
The basal metabolic rate is the amount of calories needed to maintain basic body functions, such as breathing or heart beats.

When I estimate my caloric needs, I generally start with the sedentary amount and add in any added activity. For example, my BMR is approximately 2100 calories. Then I might burn a few hundred calories by walking a few miles during the day. A two hour pickleball session might burn 1000 calories. Overall, this is just an estimate but an important step to understanding how many calories you need to consume to maintain your current weight.