Basal Metabolic Rate For a 40 Year Old Female Who is 5'6

Calculate baseline calories burned in a day.

years
pounds
BMR for a 40 year old female who is 5'6
Weight BMR BMI
114 lbs 1,272 18.4
115 lbs 1,276 18.6
116 lbs 1,280 18.7
117 lbs 1,284 18.9
118 lbs 1,289 19.0
119 lbs 1,293 19.2
120 lbs 1,297 19.4
121 lbs 1,301 19.5
122 lbs 1,305 19.7
123 lbs 1,310 19.9
124 lbs 1,314 20.0
125 lbs 1,318 20.2
126 lbs 1,322 20.3
127 lbs 1,326 20.5
128 lbs 1,331 20.7
129 lbs 1,335 20.8
130 lbs 1,339 21.0
131 lbs 1,343 21.1
132 lbs 1,347 21.3
133 lbs 1,352 21.5
134 lbs 1,356 21.6
135 lbs 1,360 21.8
136 lbs 1,364 22.0
137 lbs 1,368 22.1
138 lbs 1,373 22.3
139 lbs 1,377 22.4
140 lbs 1,381 22.6
141 lbs 1,385 22.8
142 lbs 1,389 22.9
143 lbs 1,394 23.1
144 lbs 1,398 23.2
145 lbs 1,402 23.4
146 lbs 1,406 23.6
147 lbs 1,410 23.7
148 lbs 1,415 23.9
149 lbs 1,419 24.0
150 lbs 1,423 24.2
151 lbs 1,427 24.4
152 lbs 1,431 24.5
153 lbs 1,435 24.7
154 lbs 1,440 24.9
155 lbs 1,444 25.0
156 lbs 1,448 25.2
157 lbs 1,452 25.3
158 lbs 1,456 25.5
159 lbs 1,461 25.7
160 lbs 1,465 25.8
161 lbs 1,469 26.0
162 lbs 1,473 26.1
163 lbs 1,477 26.3
164 lbs 1,482 26.5
165 lbs 1,486 26.6
166 lbs 1,490 26.8
167 lbs 1,494 27.0
168 lbs 1,498 27.1
169 lbs 1,503 27.3
170 lbs 1,507 27.4
171 lbs 1,511 27.6
172 lbs 1,515 27.8
173 lbs 1,519 27.9
174 lbs 1,524 28.1
175 lbs 1,528 28.2
176 lbs 1,532 28.4
177 lbs 1,536 28.6
178 lbs 1,540 28.7
179 lbs 1,545 28.9
180 lbs 1,549 29.1
181 lbs 1,553 29.2
182 lbs 1,557 29.4
183 lbs 1,561 29.5
184 lbs 1,566 29.7
185 lbs 1,570 29.9
186 lbs 1,574 30.0
187 lbs 1,578 30.2
188 lbs 1,582 30.3
189 lbs 1,586 30.5
190 lbs 1,591 30.7
191 lbs 1,595 30.8
192 lbs 1,599 31.0
193 lbs 1,603 31.2
194 lbs 1,607 31.3
195 lbs 1,612 31.5
196 lbs 1,616 31.6
197 lbs 1,620 31.8
198 lbs 1,624 32.0
199 lbs 1,628 32.1
200 lbs 1,633 32.3
201 lbs 1,637 32.4
202 lbs 1,641 32.6
203 lbs 1,645 32.8
204 lbs 1,649 32.9
205 lbs 1,654 33.1
206 lbs 1,658 33.2
207 lbs 1,662 33.4
208 lbs 1,666 33.6
209 lbs 1,670 33.7
210 lbs 1,675 33.9
211 lbs 1,679 34.1
212 lbs 1,683 34.2
213 lbs 1,687 34.4
214 lbs 1,691 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.