Noom uses the basic principles of what’s known as the Harris-Benedict equation to establish your daily caloric intake.
With this principle, we first determine the user’s BMR (basal metabolic rate), which is based on the following characteristics that you set up in your user profile:
- Starting Weight
Your BMR is then applied to the Harris-Benedict equation to determine the daily calorie number. We assume a “sedentary” amount for each user (meaning no exercise) — and any logged exercises are credited by adding to your total calorie allowance for that day.