Basal Metabolic Rate For a 40 Year Old Female Who is 5'1

Calculate baseline calories burned in a day.

years
pounds
BMR for a 40 year old female who is 5'1
Weight BMR BMI
94 lbs 1,149 17.8
95 lbs 1,153 17.9
96 lbs 1,157 18.1
97 lbs 1,161 18.3
98 lbs 1,165 18.5
99 lbs 1,170 18.7
100 lbs 1,174 18.9
101 lbs 1,178 19.1
102 lbs 1,182 19.3
103 lbs 1,186 19.5
104 lbs 1,191 19.7
105 lbs 1,195 19.8
106 lbs 1,199 20.0
107 lbs 1,203 20.2
108 lbs 1,207 20.4
109 lbs 1,212 20.6
110 lbs 1,216 20.8
111 lbs 1,220 21.0
112 lbs 1,224 21.2
113 lbs 1,228 21.4
114 lbs 1,233 21.5
115 lbs 1,237 21.7
116 lbs 1,241 21.9
117 lbs 1,245 22.1
118 lbs 1,249 22.3
119 lbs 1,254 22.5
120 lbs 1,258 22.7
121 lbs 1,262 22.9
122 lbs 1,266 23.1
123 lbs 1,270 23.2
124 lbs 1,274 23.4
125 lbs 1,279 23.6
126 lbs 1,283 23.8
127 lbs 1,287 24.0
128 lbs 1,291 24.2
129 lbs 1,295 24.4
130 lbs 1,300 24.6
131 lbs 1,304 24.8
132 lbs 1,308 24.9
133 lbs 1,312 25.1
134 lbs 1,316 25.3
135 lbs 1,321 25.5
136 lbs 1,325 25.7
137 lbs 1,329 25.9
138 lbs 1,333 26.1
139 lbs 1,337 26.3
140 lbs 1,342 26.5
141 lbs 1,346 26.6
142 lbs 1,350 26.8
143 lbs 1,354 27.0
144 lbs 1,358 27.2
145 lbs 1,363 27.4
146 lbs 1,367 27.6
147 lbs 1,371 27.8
148 lbs 1,375 28.0
149 lbs 1,379 28.2
150 lbs 1,384 28.3
151 lbs 1,388 28.5
152 lbs 1,392 28.7
153 lbs 1,396 28.9
154 lbs 1,400 29.1
155 lbs 1,405 29.3
156 lbs 1,409 29.5
157 lbs 1,413 29.7
158 lbs 1,417 29.9
159 lbs 1,421 30.0
160 lbs 1,425 30.2
161 lbs 1,430 30.4
162 lbs 1,434 30.6
163 lbs 1,438 30.8
164 lbs 1,442 31.0
165 lbs 1,446 31.2
166 lbs 1,451 31.4
167 lbs 1,455 31.6
168 lbs 1,459 31.7
169 lbs 1,463 31.9
170 lbs 1,467 32.1
171 lbs 1,472 32.3
172 lbs 1,476 32.5
173 lbs 1,480 32.7
174 lbs 1,484 32.9
175 lbs 1,488 33.1
176 lbs 1,493 33.3
177 lbs 1,497 33.4
178 lbs 1,501 33.6
179 lbs 1,505 33.8
180 lbs 1,509 34.0
181 lbs 1,514 34.2
182 lbs 1,518 34.4
183 lbs 1,522 34.6
184 lbs 1,526 34.8
185 lbs 1,530 35.0
186 lbs 1,535 35.1
187 lbs 1,539 35.3
188 lbs 1,543 35.5
189 lbs 1,547 35.7
190 lbs 1,551 35.9
191 lbs 1,556 36.1
192 lbs 1,560 36.3
193 lbs 1,564 36.5
194 lbs 1,568 36.7
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.