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

Calculate baseline calories burned in a day.

years
pounds
BMR for a 40 year old male who is 5'5
Weight BMR BMI
110 lbs 1,322 18.3
111 lbs 1,328 18.5
112 lbs 1,334 18.6
113 lbs 1,340 18.8
114 lbs 1,346 19.0
115 lbs 1,352 19.1
116 lbs 1,359 19.3
117 lbs 1,365 19.5
118 lbs 1,371 19.6
119 lbs 1,377 19.8
120 lbs 1,383 20.0
121 lbs 1,389 20.1
122 lbs 1,395 20.3
123 lbs 1,401 20.5
124 lbs 1,407 20.6
125 lbs 1,413 20.8
126 lbs 1,419 21.0
127 lbs 1,425 21.1
128 lbs 1,431 21.3
129 lbs 1,438 21.5
130 lbs 1,444 21.6
131 lbs 1,450 21.8
132 lbs 1,456 22.0
133 lbs 1,462 22.1
134 lbs 1,468 22.3
135 lbs 1,474 22.5
136 lbs 1,480 22.6
137 lbs 1,486 22.8
138 lbs 1,492 23.0
139 lbs 1,498 23.1
140 lbs 1,504 23.3
141 lbs 1,510 23.5
142 lbs 1,516 23.6
143 lbs 1,523 23.8
144 lbs 1,529 24.0
145 lbs 1,535 24.1
146 lbs 1,541 24.3
147 lbs 1,547 24.5
148 lbs 1,553 24.6
149 lbs 1,559 24.8
150 lbs 1,565 25.0
151 lbs 1,571 25.1
152 lbs 1,577 25.3
153 lbs 1,583 25.5
154 lbs 1,589 25.6
155 lbs 1,595 25.8
156 lbs 1,602 26.0
157 lbs 1,608 26.1
158 lbs 1,614 26.3
159 lbs 1,620 26.5
160 lbs 1,626 26.6
161 lbs 1,632 26.8
162 lbs 1,638 27.0
163 lbs 1,644 27.1
164 lbs 1,650 27.3
165 lbs 1,656 27.5
166 lbs 1,662 27.6
167 lbs 1,668 27.8
168 lbs 1,674 28.0
169 lbs 1,681 28.1
170 lbs 1,687 28.3
171 lbs 1,693 28.5
172 lbs 1,699 28.6
173 lbs 1,705 28.8
174 lbs 1,711 29.0
175 lbs 1,717 29.1
176 lbs 1,723 29.3
177 lbs 1,729 29.5
178 lbs 1,735 29.6
179 lbs 1,741 29.8
180 lbs 1,747 30.0
181 lbs 1,753 30.1
182 lbs 1,760 30.3
183 lbs 1,766 30.5
184 lbs 1,772 30.6
185 lbs 1,778 30.8
186 lbs 1,784 31.0
187 lbs 1,790 31.1
188 lbs 1,796 31.3
189 lbs 1,802 31.5
190 lbs 1,808 31.6
191 lbs 1,814 31.8
192 lbs 1,820 32.0
193 lbs 1,826 32.1
194 lbs 1,832 32.3
195 lbs 1,839 32.4
196 lbs 1,845 32.6
197 lbs 1,851 32.8
198 lbs 1,857 32.9
199 lbs 1,863 33.1
200 lbs 1,869 33.3
201 lbs 1,875 33.4
202 lbs 1,881 33.6
203 lbs 1,887 33.8
204 lbs 1,893 33.9
205 lbs 1,899 34.1
206 lbs 1,905 34.3
207 lbs 1,911 34.4
208 lbs 1,918 34.6
209 lbs 1,924 34.8
210 lbs 1,930 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.