This weekend, whilst you’re enjoying a morning cup o’ joe, a Shaklee 180 Meal Bar, reading the newspaper…take a second to look up your BMR. You hopefully have already calculated your BMI. And know you’re working towards having a lower BMI, reducing your body fat percentage, and improving your health overall. “You use energy no matter what you’re doing, even when sleeping. The BMR Calculator will calculate your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR); the number of calories you’d burn if you stayed in bed all day. If you’ve noticed that every year, it becomes harder to eat whatever you want and stay slim, you’ve also learnt that your BMR decreases as you age. Likewise, depriving yourself of food in hopes of losing weight also decreases your BMR, a foil to your intentions. However, a regular routine of cardiovascular exercise can increase your BMR, improving your health and fitness when your body’s ability to burn energy gradually slows down. Once you know your BMR, you can calculate your Daily Calorie Needs based on your activity level using the Harris Benedict Equation.” Start your calculations on this website here. But then since you don’t want to maintain your current weight, rather lose some, cut out anywhere from 200 to 500 calories a day, or burn off those excess calories for a 1/2-2 pound loss per week. With the Shaklee 180 program, you just might be amazed at what losing only fat, instead of muscle, looks and feels like when you reach your goal!