Equations for estimating REE of obese or overweight people

Calculation of REE
 

Harris-Benedict equation for women

Estimated total energy needs

Energy expenditure= REE x activity factor
 
 

Activity level Activity Factor
Low (sedentary) 1.3
Intermediate (some regular exercise) 1.5
High (regular activity or demanding job)  1.7 



Ruth's Energy Needs:

REE:

Energy expenditure= REE x activity factor

                = 1428 x 1.3

                = 1856 kcal/day