My friend Jillian Michaels just sent me a great email that shows us how to calculate the # of calories you burn each day. It starts with knowing your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR). 

Now your BRM is the # of calories that you’d burn if you were to put your feet up on the couch and watch movies or football games all day – but we’ve NEVER done that, right?

But even when you “do nothing”, your brain, muscles, digestive system, kidneys, liver and all those goodies are still burning calories – and yes, even fat.

Not everyone has the same BMR, of course. My BMR is higher than my mom’s, for example, because it is influenced by age, gender, weight, and the amount of “turbulence” you put on your body with training – it will be higher with Thermo-30!

But here are two great formulas for calculating your BMR.

wt = weight in pounds
ht = height in inches

MALE: 66 + (6.3 × wt) + (12.9 × ht) – (6.8 × age in years)

FEMALE: 655 + (4.3 × wt) + (4.7 × ht) – (4.7 × age in years)

My BMR = 1838 calories

My mom’s BMR = 1305 calories (Sorry mom!)

That means I need to eat 1838 calories per day just to maintain my bodyweight, even if I was on the couch all day.

But here’s the GREAT news.

According to Jillian, your BMR is still only 75% of your total daily calorie burning, so you have plenty of ways to boost your metabolic rate.

The best way?

Turbulence Training, of course.

With the #1 workout to do that?

TT Thermogenic 30

Get a massive boost in calorie burn and metabolic rate from this workout that takes just 30 minutes. You’ll be shocked at the amazing fat burning workout you can get in a few minutes.

Let me know how it goes,Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

Craig Ballantyne

Craig Ballantyne is the author of The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life. Craig has been a contributor to Men's Health magazine for over 17 years. Today he teaches his gift to high-performing entrepreneurs how to squeeze more out of their days, increase their income, and make more quality time for their families in his Perfect Life Workshop and Work-Life Mastery programs. Craig used his own advice to overcome crippling anxiety attacks in 2006, and he'll teach you his 5 Pillars of Success so you can increase your income, decrease your work time, and live the life of your dreams. Learn more about Craig at

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