# Total energy expenditure

**Instructions:**

1. Use the dials until you have entered time spend on sleeping and other activities on a typical day (24 hours).

2. The calculator assumes that all unaccounted time is spend sitting.

If you want to increase accuracy of your estimation, you should print this sheet and fill it out hour by hour on a typical day. After that - enter values in to the calculator.

**Calculate_daily_energy_expenditure.pdf**

**Background**

The basal metabolic rate is calculated from the Schofield reference formulas used by WHO including age specific formulas for children. Energy cost of activities are based on various references and because children use relative more energy pr. kg body weight than adults, a dynamic correction is used for children depending on body weight.

At the other end of the scale, obese people tend to have their activity dependent energy expenditure overestimated. Accordingly, a correction factor for body mass indexes over 30 is applied.

In summary: this calculator is reliable for children as well as normal weight and obese adults.

**References**

Energy and Protein Requirements, Proceedings of an IDECG workshop, Edited by Nevin S. Scrimshaw, John C. Waterlow and Beat Schürch. 1994.

Eur J Clin Nutr. 1996 Feb;50 Suppl 1:S1-197.

World Health Organisation, Fao, and Unu. Energy and protein requirements. Geneva: WHO, Technical Report Series 724, 1985.

Exercise Physiology, McArdle, Katch & Katch, 5th ed

WHO Obesity Guidelines, 2000 - Technical Report Series 894

Schofield, W.N. 1985. Predicting basal metabolic rate, new standards and review of previous work. Hum. Nutr. Clin. Nutr., 39C (suppl. 1): 5-41.

## Comments

1234567891011»Height doesn't matter in terms of total daily energy expenditure, only weight does. A 200 pound female who is 5'0" will burn about the same amount of calories as a 200 pound female who is 6'0". Gender, age and weight all influence TDEE, but height does not.

Correct me if I'm wrong. Wouldn't that be about 32 miles, assuming 2,500 steps per mile.

If you are active at work, I.e. standing/walkin g around, use that dial. But if you have a desk job then it's assuming that you sit and automatically includes it.

This was the only explanation I got online about how to calculate it.

Stimulated and ready to change lives!!!

- Sleep = 6 hours

- Light exercise 10 minutes

- Standing/Walkin g 30 minutes

So still pretty conservative on what I actually do every day.

My stats:

- Male

- 28

- 5ft 7in

- 206.6lbs

- Home office job

- Go gym 3 times a week (mostly lift for 40 minutes)

- Walking 2-3mph 3 times a week

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