I have been training for about 7 months now, so as a newbie I am still trying to glean as much information as I can on this forum, which has been great, I have tried to make changes where necessary to get better results and as I stand at the moment, I am trying to get the body fat down, which according to my inaccurate, but the only thing I have, weighing scale with b.f measurements, I am at 25.7%, and 150lb, I want to drop to 15% as a goal, then I will build up again from there.
My question is: I have worked out my calorie intake, macro nutrients and use ‘fitnesspal’ to try and track this, but at the moment I am training 3 days a week, I have worked out that for maintenance I should have 2200 calories, I have been having 2000 calories each day to try and drop the body fat, which is working very slowly.
I train Mon/Wed/Fri on the Reg Parks beginners routine, but I also cycle to work from Mon to Fri (12 miles each day).
Should I adjust my calories each time, e.g. 2000 calories on the training days, less on the Tue and Fri when I am only cycling and even less on the weekend when I am doing no exercise? Or should I just keep to the same intake each day?
My reasoning on this is that on the training days I probably burn up an 700 calories, on the cycling days it is about 500 calories, and obviously on the weekend very minimal.
Thread: Should I adjust calories?