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What does BMR stand for?

BMR stands for Basal Metabolic Rate

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By comparing tropical and temperate birds' basal metabolic rate (BMR)--the amount of energy spent to breathe and live while at rest--scientists discovered that the tropical birds use less energy to maintain normal bodily functions than their temperate cousins.
In addition to displaying weight, body fat, and water percentages, the InnerScan monitors daily caloric intake by estimating the number of calories that can be consumed in the next 24 hours to maintain your weight based on basal metabolic rate; metabolic age rating by comparing your basal metabolic rate to the average age associated with that level of metabolism; visceral fat, located in the abdominal cavity, surrounding the vital organs; muscle mass; bone mass; and physique rating, which is the level of fitness based on the ratio of fat and muscle mass in the body.
Extremely low calorie diets and fasting often result in loss of lean muscle and a resultant decrease in basal metabolic rate, often resulting in health problems and difficulty in maintaining weight loss.