The Food Synergy Energy Calculator

This is a simple yet quite meticulous human daily energy expenditure calculator. Can also be used to measure your BMI and Resting Metabolic Rate or Daily Energy Requirements based on your physical activity. It uses academically recognised MET values (Metabolically Equivalent to Task) to grade different levels of physical activity. Designed by Food Synergy founder Hartmut [...]

By | August 3rd, 2016|Categories: Energy|0 Comments

Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR), Body Mass Index (BMI) and Total Daily Energy Use

A few years ago I developed a little javascript Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) and BMI calculator with the help of a great Indian programmer and using data kindly supplied by the Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Center for Physical Activity and Weight Management, University of Kansas Medical Center. It is a fun and easy [...]

By | July 18th, 2016|Categories: Energy|0 Comments

Why we need energy

If you burned sugar or glucose outside of your body in the presence of oxygen, carbon dioxide, water and heat would be produced. That heat is the energy released. When you eat, say a potato, the carbohydrate is digested into glucose, the glucose then absorbed into the blood, carried to cells and also "burned" in the [...]

By | July 3rd, 2016|Categories: Energy, Featured Posts|0 Comments

Daily energy requirements

Energy is expressed in Kilocalories (Kcal) or Kilojoules (kj). The amount of energy you need per day depends on your Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) PLUS the amount of energy you use during physical activity and is often called your Total Daily Energy Expenditure or Requirement (TDEE). The RDI's for energy shown here are population-based average estimates [...]

By | July 2nd, 2016|Categories: Energy|0 Comments

What are Calories Part 2

Contrary to what people think, nature has intended us to move and as a result, eat GENEROUSLY. This is so that our bodies can be flooded with essential nutrients. Problems arise when we eat copious foods devoid of nutrients.

By | July 2nd, 2016|Categories: Energy|0 Comments

Your own Resting Metabolic Rate revealed using our simple calculator (RMR) Part 2

This is part 2 of Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR), Body Mass Index (BMI) and Total Daily Energy Use Even sitting uses energy Your Resting Metabolic Rate is the amount of energy you consume just quietly sitting still. It is calculated here using a formula developed by Mifflin and uses your weight, height, age and gender. Results [...]

By | July 2nd, 2016|Categories: Energy|0 Comments

What are Calories Part 1

What are “Calories” Calories like kilojoules are “units” expressing the energy stored in food. To avoid potential confusion when reading food labels and embarking on exercise campaigns, it is important to understand what these units mean and how they inter-relate. The word energy comes from the ancient Greek work “energeia”, meaning activity or operation. We need [...]

By | July 1st, 2016|Categories: Energy|0 Comments