View Full Version : Having trouble finding caloric self needs

10-28-2009, 03:30 AM
I'm having trouble figuring out the calories to intake for a cut.

I've been losing weight since ~214 lbs.

I'm ~5'11''/186lbs/17% bf.

Lift 3x week.

I've been intaking in maybe around 1.8-2k cals on off days and 2-2.2k cals on work days.

It seems as though I've been getting leaned, yet my weight on the scale has been around the same area for WEEEEKKKSSSS (~6 or so)

It was maybe around the same weight when I was a snug size 36 pants, now 34 might be a bit loose on me.

Do I just stick with the calories and see what happens?

10-28-2009, 04:27 AM
congratulations, you're achieving what most people consider impossible/reserved for newbs/to be envied.

Fat loss + muscle growth. Whats the problem?

10-28-2009, 07:17 AM
Should he cut his calories even more?

10-28-2009, 12:15 PM
Thanks for replies. I've adjusted my diet to include more protein, less carbs, a bit more cals - not a whole lot. See what happens with this. =)

10-28-2009, 01:03 PM
Body weight x 10 for a cut...you should be losing fat

10-28-2009, 01:09 PM
Why x10? Also, total bodyweight regardless of body fat, or LBM?

10-28-2009, 01:23 PM
Every single persons caloric needs are different, OP if you're happy with how things are panning out, why change anything? If you want to lose quicker, decrease calories or increase activity and vice versa to gain weight.