Health & Nutrition

Estimated Calorie Equations
Harris-Benedict Equation: Estimation of total calories needed. MOST widely used equation for calculating basal metabolic rate and total calories.
Revised Harris-Benedict Equation:  The original Harris Benedict equation was revised in 1984.  This updated equation can be used to calculate the basal metabolic rate and total calories.
RESTING Metabolic Rate (RMR) : Resting Metabolic Rate Calc – This equation can be used to calculate the RESTING metabolic rate and total calories. Mifflin-St Jeor equation.
Schofield equation (BMR) :  This equation was part of the previous government guidelines to formulate RDA’s and can be used to calculate the basal metabolic rate and total calories needed.
Institute of Medicine Equation- LATEST EQUATION: IOM Equation-Estimated Energy Requirement (EER) Estimation of total calories needed. This equation is behind the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the new food pyramid, MyPyramid.Dieting Calculator
Target Heart Rate Calculator – exercise tolerance
Target Heart Rate*
New calculators/tools have been released that focus on the latest cholesterol treatment protocols as well as the calculation of the estimated 10 year and lifetime risks for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease  (ASCVD).

A quick JNC 8 guideline tool was created.
Other calculators and tools that have been added:

  1. Estimate Resting Energy Requirements in critical care patients – Ireton-Jones Equations.
  2. Calculate the amount of protein that should be consumed daily based on the latest guidelines
  3. How much daily fiber do I need???
  4. Calculate the amount of essential amino acids that are recommended in the diet
  5. Protein / Amino acid review
  6. Protein Sources (plant-based versus animal source)
  7. Calcium and Vitamin D Calculator – How much do I need?

Fiber Analysis

Preliminary research has been completed on a new fiber analysis tool. Look
for this important release hopefully before the end of the year.  Analysis of
specific soluble fibers can impact recommendations given to patients with elevated
cholesterol levels or as general nutritional information.  More to come…..

Current tools

Soluble fiber calculator   Fiber calculator  Fiber requirement calculator

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