Daily caloric requirement for adults

There are three factors that make up the daily caloric (energy) requirement for adults:
– Resting metabolic rate (RMR)
– Physical Activity Level (PAL)
– Thermic effect of food

RESTING METABOLIC RATE (RMR):
Resting metabolic rate (RMR) is the measure of calories needed for maintaining normal body functions (i.e. the energy a person needs to breathe and sit on the couch all day). RMR is the LARGEST…

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