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TheDarkKnight27
03-05-2011, 03:10 PM
As the title says, what is it? I'm cutting right now and i'm eating about 1850 cals a day but if not sure if that's too much or too little.

MaxPunishment
03-05-2011, 03:12 PM
Most accurate way to tell is to do a hydrostatic bodyfat test to measure exactly your lean mass and your required caloric intake. Of course that will have some degree of error, but much less than a lot of other methods

TheDarkKnight27
03-05-2011, 03:13 PM
Any realistic ways?

BXR99
03-05-2011, 03:14 PM
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=121703981

Here.

MaxPunishment
03-05-2011, 03:15 PM
That's extremely realistic, it's less than a 10 min test and there are a number of websites that can tell you where you can get it done in your area

waatsgood
03-05-2011, 03:15 PM
1. Read the Stickies
2. ONly you will be able to tell through trial and error. If your losing too much weight, its obviously too little (1850 seems pretty low) or too much(highly doubt it) if you're gaining/ aren't losing weight

TheDarkKnight27
03-05-2011, 03:29 PM
Thanks guys. I'm going to keep it at 1850 for a few more days and see how it goes. I've mainly lost some water weight and carb storage weight.

nikolaskusha
03-05-2011, 04:13 PM
Here you go bro : http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/issa64.htm

DDon1996
03-05-2011, 04:15 PM
Most accurate way to tell is to do a hydrostatic bodyfat test to measure exactly your lean mass and your required caloric intake. Of course that will have some degree of error, but much less than a lot of other methods

Most accurate way is actually to eat a precise number of calories over an appreciable length of time and monitor your weight change.

bennettj
03-05-2011, 04:21 PM
As the title says, what is it? I'm cutting right now and i'm eating about 1850 cals a day but if not sure if that's too much or too little.

Based on the detailed information you've provided, I can accurately assess that your caloric maintenance level is exactly 4,218 calories per day. No more, no less.

Tommy W.
03-05-2011, 04:28 PM
Really simple.

All you do is track your cals for the last week or so. If this has been your normal diet and your weight has been stable for awhile this is very close to your maintenance. Most people eat at maintenance without realize it.

If you put on 12 lbs in the past year this is only about 100 cals over a day so you can see how if your weight has been stable you're pretty much right on it now.

Chuck2600
03-05-2011, 04:30 PM
Trial and error is your best bet. Most websites have my caloric maintenance (with activity level factord in) at a rate at which I lose weight on.

yieldtonothing
03-05-2011, 04:32 PM
1850 seems like a decent amount of calories to cut on for a guy your size. might be a little low, but definitely not dangerously low.