How do I calculate my metabolism?

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While there are different ways of calculating your resting metabolic rate, studies seem to show that the Mifflin-St Jeor equation is closest to accurate.[1][2][3]

Please note that even using the Mifflin equation, the calculation was off by more than 10% in almost a quarter of subjects.[3]

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"How do I calculate my metabolism?,", published on 22 February 2012, last updated on 22 February 2012,