Resting Energy Expenditure (REE)

The resting energy expenditure (REE) represents the amount of energy expended by a person at rest. Resting energy expenditure can be estimated by using the Harris-Benedict equation.

For males: Resting energy expenditure (REE) = 66.5 + 13.75 × (weight in kilograms) + 5 × (height in centimeters) − 6.76 × (age in years)

For females: REE = 655 + 9.56 × (weight in kilograms) + 1.86 × (height in centimeters) − 4.68 × (age in years)