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If you want to lose fat or gain muscle, then you need to know how many calories you burn every day.

If you don’t, it’s going to be a lot harder than it should be, if not impossible.

But if you’re here, that’s probably not news to you. (And if you don’t, read this article first and come back.)

You just aren’t sure how to actually do it – how to easily and accurately calculate how many calories you’re burning.

You’ve probably also poked around for an answer already and discovered that you have quite a few options.

Mathematical formulas, fitness and activity trackers, workout machine readouts, and so on.

Which can you rely on, though? Which will be best for you?

Well, that’s what you’re going to learn in this podcast.

By the end, you’ll understand which methods of calculating calories burned work, which don’t, and which are the simplest and most practical.

Time Stamps

3:48 – How do scientists measure energy expenditure?

11:41 – How accurate are the calorie readouts on workout machines?

15:31 – How can you figure out how many calories you’re burning through exercise?

20:46 – How can you figure out how many calories you burn every day?

Mentioned on the Show:

Bigger Leaner Stronger

A Simple and Accurate BMR Calculator (and How to Use It)

How to Use Calorie Cycling to Build Muscle and Lose Fat

This Is the Best TDEE Calculator on the Web (2019)

References:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16607124

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19136994

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22776399

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4683756/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27232714

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26796079

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27633618

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15966347

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12868043

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22681398

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8878356/

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