Basal Metabolic Rate For a 40 Year Old Female Who is 5'3

Calculate baseline calories burned in a day.

years
pounds
BMR for a 40 year old female who is 5'3
Weight BMR BMI
102 lbs 1,198 18.1
103 lbs 1,202 18.2
104 lbs 1,206 18.4
105 lbs 1,211 18.6
106 lbs 1,215 18.8
107 lbs 1,219 19.0
108 lbs 1,223 19.1
109 lbs 1,227 19.3
110 lbs 1,232 19.5
111 lbs 1,236 19.7
112 lbs 1,240 19.8
113 lbs 1,244 20.0
114 lbs 1,248 20.2
115 lbs 1,252 20.4
116 lbs 1,257 20.5
117 lbs 1,261 20.7
118 lbs 1,265 20.9
119 lbs 1,269 21.1
120 lbs 1,273 21.3
121 lbs 1,278 21.4
122 lbs 1,282 21.6
123 lbs 1,286 21.8
124 lbs 1,290 22.0
125 lbs 1,294 22.1
126 lbs 1,299 22.3
127 lbs 1,303 22.5
128 lbs 1,307 22.7
129 lbs 1,311 22.9
130 lbs 1,315 23.0
131 lbs 1,320 23.2
132 lbs 1,324 23.4
133 lbs 1,328 23.6
134 lbs 1,332 23.7
135 lbs 1,336 23.9
136 lbs 1,341 24.1
137 lbs 1,345 24.3
138 lbs 1,349 24.4
139 lbs 1,353 24.6
140 lbs 1,357 24.8
141 lbs 1,362 25.0
142 lbs 1,366 25.2
143 lbs 1,370 25.3
144 lbs 1,374 25.5
145 lbs 1,378 25.7
146 lbs 1,383 25.9
147 lbs 1,387 26.0
148 lbs 1,391 26.2
149 lbs 1,395 26.4
150 lbs 1,399 26.6
151 lbs 1,403 26.7
152 lbs 1,408 26.9
153 lbs 1,412 27.1
154 lbs 1,416 27.3
155 lbs 1,420 27.5
156 lbs 1,424 27.6
157 lbs 1,429 27.8
158 lbs 1,433 28.0
159 lbs 1,437 28.2
160 lbs 1,441 28.3
161 lbs 1,445 28.5
162 lbs 1,450 28.7
163 lbs 1,454 28.9
164 lbs 1,458 29.1
165 lbs 1,462 29.2
166 lbs 1,466 29.4
167 lbs 1,471 29.6
168 lbs 1,475 29.8
169 lbs 1,479 29.9
170 lbs 1,483 30.1
171 lbs 1,487 30.3
172 lbs 1,492 30.5
173 lbs 1,496 30.6
174 lbs 1,500 30.8
175 lbs 1,504 31.0
176 lbs 1,508 31.2
177 lbs 1,513 31.4
178 lbs 1,517 31.5
179 lbs 1,521 31.7
180 lbs 1,525 31.9
181 lbs 1,529 32.1
182 lbs 1,534 32.2
183 lbs 1,538 32.4
184 lbs 1,542 32.6
185 lbs 1,546 32.8
186 lbs 1,550 32.9
187 lbs 1,554 33.1
188 lbs 1,559 33.3
189 lbs 1,563 33.5
190 lbs 1,567 33.7
191 lbs 1,571 33.8
192 lbs 1,575 34.0
193 lbs 1,580 34.2
194 lbs 1,584 34.4
195 lbs 1,588 34.5
196 lbs 1,592 34.7
197 lbs 1,596 34.9
198 lbs 1,601 35.1
199 lbs 1,605 35.3
200 lbs 1,609 35.4
201 lbs 1,613 35.6
202 lbs 1,617 35.8
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.