The Lean Protein Estimator (LPE) provides an estimate of lean body mass in a person. Lean body mass determines the number of calories you burn at rest during a 24-hour period. The Lean Protein Estimator also calculates your Body Mass Index (BMI).
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a way to look at your body weight relative to your height. It is a scientifically-based index that categorizes you as being underweight, normal, overweight or obese, and also lets you know about your risk for developing obesity-associated diseases.
The protein factor is an estimate of the optimum amount of protein that the diet should provide, based on the amount of lean body mass you have.
The number of calories you burn at rest during a 24-hour period.