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

Calculate baseline calories burned in a day.

years
pounds
BMR for a 40 year old female who is 5'5
Weight BMR BMI
110 lbs 1,247 18.3
111 lbs 1,251 18.5
112 lbs 1,256 18.6
113 lbs 1,260 18.8
114 lbs 1,264 19.0
115 lbs 1,268 19.1
116 lbs 1,272 19.3
117 lbs 1,277 19.5
118 lbs 1,281 19.6
119 lbs 1,285 19.8
120 lbs 1,289 20.0
121 lbs 1,293 20.1
122 lbs 1,298 20.3
123 lbs 1,302 20.5
124 lbs 1,306 20.6
125 lbs 1,310 20.8
126 lbs 1,314 21.0
127 lbs 1,319 21.1
128 lbs 1,323 21.3
129 lbs 1,327 21.5
130 lbs 1,331 21.6
131 lbs 1,335 21.8
132 lbs 1,340 22.0
133 lbs 1,344 22.1
134 lbs 1,348 22.3
135 lbs 1,352 22.5
136 lbs 1,356 22.6
137 lbs 1,361 22.8
138 lbs 1,365 23.0
139 lbs 1,369 23.1
140 lbs 1,373 23.3
141 lbs 1,377 23.5
142 lbs 1,381 23.6
143 lbs 1,386 23.8
144 lbs 1,390 24.0
145 lbs 1,394 24.1
146 lbs 1,398 24.3
147 lbs 1,402 24.5
148 lbs 1,407 24.6
149 lbs 1,411 24.8
150 lbs 1,415 25.0
151 lbs 1,419 25.1
152 lbs 1,423 25.3
153 lbs 1,428 25.5
154 lbs 1,432 25.6
155 lbs 1,436 25.8
156 lbs 1,440 26.0
157 lbs 1,444 26.1
158 lbs 1,449 26.3
159 lbs 1,453 26.5
160 lbs 1,457 26.6
161 lbs 1,461 26.8
162 lbs 1,465 27.0
163 lbs 1,470 27.1
164 lbs 1,474 27.3
165 lbs 1,478 27.5
166 lbs 1,482 27.6
167 lbs 1,486 27.8
168 lbs 1,491 28.0
169 lbs 1,495 28.1
170 lbs 1,499 28.3
171 lbs 1,503 28.5
172 lbs 1,507 28.6
173 lbs 1,511 28.8
174 lbs 1,516 29.0
175 lbs 1,520 29.1
176 lbs 1,524 29.3
177 lbs 1,528 29.5
178 lbs 1,532 29.6
179 lbs 1,537 29.8
180 lbs 1,541 30.0
181 lbs 1,545 30.1
182 lbs 1,549 30.3
183 lbs 1,553 30.5
184 lbs 1,558 30.6
185 lbs 1,562 30.8
186 lbs 1,566 31.0
187 lbs 1,570 31.1
188 lbs 1,574 31.3
189 lbs 1,579 31.5
190 lbs 1,583 31.6
191 lbs 1,587 31.8
192 lbs 1,591 32.0
193 lbs 1,595 32.1
194 lbs 1,600 32.3
195 lbs 1,604 32.4
196 lbs 1,608 32.6
197 lbs 1,612 32.8
198 lbs 1,616 32.9
199 lbs 1,621 33.1
200 lbs 1,625 33.3
201 lbs 1,629 33.4
202 lbs 1,633 33.6
203 lbs 1,637 33.8
204 lbs 1,642 33.9
205 lbs 1,646 34.1
206 lbs 1,650 34.3
207 lbs 1,654 34.4
208 lbs 1,658 34.6
209 lbs 1,662 34.8
210 lbs 1,667 34.9
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.