Estimation of RE values indicates that at the beginning as well as at the end of the starvation period, shrimp needed the same endogenous energy to survive, whereas between 3 and 9 days they needed more energy, used essentially in respiration to maintain basal metabolism
We estimate costs of antlers, milk, and uterine development, in addition to seasonal changes in basal metabolism
to derive the minimum density of metabolizable protein and energy required in the diet during late winter, summer, and autumn.
During these early years, many practicing physicians called it the "blood basal metabolism
As basal metabolism
falls, the heart slows, one becomes more sensitive to cold, hair and nail growth slows down, and modest weight gain occurs (not more than 10 to 15 pounds, however).
1,2) Another challenge with dieting without exercise is that basal metabolism
is reduced during many types of diets, thus, making it harder to lose weight.
The normal daily calorie intake depends on the basal metabolism
rate and the activity factor.