The concept of the Harris Benedict Equation received some national publicity recently when it was featured as a “training tip” on Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition.
Host Chris Powell said he receives lots of questions from viewers along the lines of, “How do I know how many calories I’m burning each day?”
He advocated the use of the Harris Benedict equation, stating that “It takes your age, weight, your height, your gender; it jumbles it together into a formula, and gives you your daily calorie burn.” “So you know how many calories you can take in.”
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If you’re interested in checking out the show, the entire episode can be viewed at this link, which is also the source of the screenshot above.