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    Does your height affect your calorie intake?

    Hi everyone, I was just wondering if height plays a factor in determining your calorie intake and maintenance level. I used the calculators on BB.com and they all say that I should eat over 2000 calories to put on some muscle but because I am short I think that 2000 calories is too much.

    I have counted my calories during the week and I roughly have about 1500 calories a day, I think I can bump it up to 1700 calories. Do you think that is high enough for some muscle mass?

    Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks.
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    I'd say no. I'm 5'6 and I need to eat 3500-4000 kcal a day to put on mass. I seriously doubt you'll be able to add muscle at 1700 or 2000 kcal/day.
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    Originally Posted by Get.Born.Again View Post
    I'd say no. I'm 5'6 and I need to eat 3500-4000 kcal a day to put on mass. I seriously doubt you'll be able to add muscle at 1700 or 2000 kcal/day.
    u eat 3.5-4k for gain clean mass or dirty?
    because i am 5'8 147 and eat 2.5k for gain mass
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    Originally Posted by bestman1 View Post
    u eat 3.5-4k for gain clean mass or dirty?
    because i am 5'8 147 and eat 2.5k for gain mass
    Mostly clean, but I'll eat what I have to to get the calories in. I'm pretty active, so I probably burn a lot too.
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    Originally Posted by Get.Born.Again View Post
    Mostly clean, but I'll eat what I have to to get the calories in. I'm pretty active, so I probably burn a lot too.
    yes i think i need jump my calories too i am running 25miles a week and with 2400-500 now i dont gain nothing..
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    you eat more calories than you think
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    Originally Posted by marcus-1981 View Post
    Hi everyone, I was just wondering if height plays a factor in determining your calorie intake and maintenance level. I used the calculators on BB.com and they all say that I should eat over 2000 calories to put on some muscle but because I am short I think that 2000 calories is too much.

    I have counted my calories during the week and I roughly have about 1500 calories a day, I think I can bump it up to 1700 calories. Do you think that is high enough for some muscle mass?

    Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks.
    bump it to 2000-2500 if you can..
    if your finding it hard to get it up them just have some spoons of peanut btter or a few nuts or have more constant meals
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    you won't put on mass at 1700 kcal...1600 kcal is a manteinace diet for a sedentary woman....
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    Thanks to everyone who replied, I will bump my calories up to 2000 for 3 weeks and see if i put on some mass, if i don't i will go up to 2500 calories.

    When I get some rep power I will rep you guys. Cheers!
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