Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is the estimated minimum amount of energy or calories the body burns at rest. Yes! Even at rest, your body burns calories due to involuntary activities like breathing, cell production, food digestion, etc. Each individual has their own unique BMR because activity levels and body functions differ per person. A Dietitian is trained to use individual BMR to plan meals that make up your ideal daily calorie intake for your health goals.