Numbers you can trust

Miller, Blake
October 2008
Women's Health;Oct2008, Vol. 5 Issue 8, p44
The article explains the three basic weight-loss measurements. The Daily Caloric Requirement (DRC) simply states that eating 500 fewer calories a day than the body requires will lead to a pound decrease per week. Resting Metabolic Rate tabulates calorie output or the number of calories that a body can burn by doing nothing. The VO2 Max is a test used by athletes and can also be applied by people who want to lose weight to pinpoint a target heart rate for fat burn.


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