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badzie
09-29-2010, 03:49 AM
i was wondering if anyone could tell me my calorie maintenance level, ive used online calculators but get a too varied result.

Age:17
weight: 175 pounds
height: 5'11
Activity Level: active lifestyle, lift 3 days a week and have basketball training ( at the moment, Football in a few months) 2 or 3 times a week

freebirdmac
09-29-2010, 05:45 AM
3000 - 3300 cals. Don't skimp on the carbs.

badzie
09-29-2010, 08:53 PM
3000 - 3300 cals. Don't skimp on the carbs.

really? ive been eating around 2700, how accurate is that?

badzie
09-30-2010, 12:22 AM
bump

freebirdmac
09-30-2010, 05:00 AM
really? ive been eating around 2700, how accurate is that?

I usually get pretty darn close. Of course it's pretty easy to be off on cal tracking. A tablespoon of peanut butter is more than a measured tablespoon, a handful of nuts is usually more than one realizes, oils used in cooking can be hard to judge by the serving, unless you weigh meat you can easily eat more than you know, etc.

badzie
09-30-2010, 06:50 AM
anyone else with similar heigh weight and activity level? how many calories do you eat?

mctriple
09-30-2010, 07:50 AM
Try out what he said and see how your weight changes over a few weeks (NOT days since that fluctuates a lot no matter what). That's really the only way you're going to find your maintenance level.

andrerox80
09-30-2010, 07:57 AM
1. freebird knows her stuff, so i'd take her advice and try it out for a few weeks. or 2. do the calculations yourself in the sticky. not that hard. or 3. you say you've been eating 2700, so go by the progress (or lack thereof) you've been making and adjust cals accordingly.

Acevedo85
09-30-2010, 09:48 AM
hey freebird

i have a question im trying to gain muscle mass with minimal fat..what would my maintenance be?

im 6'1

185(all muscle)

lift 4 days a week....rest are light cardio/core training/rest

Active lifestyle

I work at a little military store and move around it ..but not much....

badzie
09-30-2010, 07:58 PM
so 3000 calories is around about maintenance for some my age height weight and activity level?

Acevedo85
09-30-2010, 08:08 PM
so 3000 calories is around about maintenance for some my age height weight and activity level?

how tall are you?

badzie
09-30-2010, 08:12 PM
how tall are you?

5 11", 175 pounds