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How To Use Your Bmr To Lose Weight

When it comes right down to it, weight loss is all about calories. Knowing the number of calories your body burns to perform daily functions, which is referred to as the basal metabolic rate, or BMR, can help you determine the number of calories you need to lose weight. Consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet. Video of the Day What is the BMR BMR is the number of calories your body needs for basic body functions that keep you alive, such as your heartbeat, breathing and the regular upkeep of your body organs; it's essentially the number of calories you need if you did nothing but lie around all day. Surprisingly, BMR makes up the bulk of your calorie needs -- about 60 percent of your total energy expenditure, according to the University of Colorado at Denver -- with the calories you use to metabolize food and calories burned through activity and exercise making up the rest. Your muscles are your body's biggest BMR calorie burner. That's why men, who typically have more muscle on their frames, have higher BMRs than women. If you're trying to lose weight, knowing your BMR can help you better estimate your calorie needs for weight loss. Determine Your BMR A number o Continue reading >>

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  1. Gomod71

    I received our first mail order shipment from CVS Caremark.
    I specifically requested the Novalog be put in icepacks, and it arrived shipped in a regular old box. It had been sitting on my steps for hours in the sun, although the temp here in CT is only a mere 41 degrees. (Don't be jealous!)
    Anyway, I called with my concerns, a pharmacist claims that new studies find that Insulin only needs to be stored in the cold, not shipped in the cold and that it's only a concern above 78 degrees.
    I was less than pleased. She gave me her personal assurance that the insulin was not compromised. I asked her if she has a child with diabetes, which she does not, and she didn't know what else to say.
    Anyone else receiving insulin mail order without cold packs? Any problems?
    Thanks.

  2. OSUMom

    This is from the Novolog web site.
    10. How and where should NovoLog? be stored?
    NovoLog? should be stored in the refrigerator—between 2?C and 8?C (36?F and 46?F)—until first use. Do not freeze. NovoLog? FlexPen?, cartridges and vials that are in use may be kept at room temperature—below 30?C (86?F)—for up to 28 days. Do not store NovoLog? in areas of extreme moisture and where there may be extreme temperatures, such as in a freezer or car.

  3. MOM to KELLSE

    We also have and use CVS caremark and a couple of weeks ago got a letter stating how they are starting a new shipment method for insulin and would determine the temperature of your area before sending and if it needs ice or not!! I am not thrilled with this practice and live in Texas where the heat in the summer is 100 plus so if you have any ideals what we can do please let me know!

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