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dandaman2010
12-29-2010, 03:29 AM
Hi all,

I've just been watching some Greg Plitt videos, and one video he was talking about the idea calorie intake.... This is where i would like a little confirmation/advice.

He said to start off by taking your lb weight and times it by 11.

For me, this equals - 251lb x 11 = 2761

So based on this, Greg was saying that based on my body weight i need 2761 calories just to maintain body weight and stay alive. I then need to add on my metabolic rate calories.

He said there were 3 categories - Slow MBR = 0.30 - Medium MBR = 0.40 - High MBR = 0.50 - this was for the age range of someone in their 20's (as i am - 25)

So based on that i need to times 2,761 by 0.40 (as i think my MBR is medium) which equals = 2,761 x 0.40 = 1,104

I then need to add those two numbers together - 2,761 + 1,104 = 3,865..........

I THEN need to add 500 calories onto that number for my clean proteins...... this now takes my total calorie intake to 4,365

This is the bit i'm concerned about! According to him, and clearly he knows what he is talking about, but according to him i need to be eating 4,365 calories a day to start bulking up! Can that be right? Have i done the math correct there?

I get the feeling if this is correct, there is a leap of faith i need to do here, as i'm pretty sure if i eat that much food i'm going to put on a lot of body fat, no?

I know i then need to split those calories out into 6 meals throughout the day - 4,365 / 6 = 727 calories a meal!