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PoundinThunder
02-25-2012, 08:27 PM
So I read through the stickies in an effort to create a more solid diet plan. But I think I may have done it wrong. I'm a 21 year old male and weigh 250 lbs. I work out hard about 5 times a week and work on my feet all day. When I calculated my bmr, I got about 3900 calories. Is that high?

Thinking it was high, I set my goal for 2500 cals a day and broke my macros into 35% protein, 15% fat, 50% carbs. Is this wrong? Forgive me if there is a better place for this. I just feel that it's my diet keepin me from dropping weight.

Also, I couldn't even hit those numbers today. Could it be that I'm not losing weight because I'm not eating enough?

Thanks in advance

DFA
02-25-2012, 09:30 PM
So I read through the stickies in an effort to create a more solid diet plan. But I think I may have done it wrong. I'm a 21 year old male and weigh 250 lbs. I work out hard about 5 times a week and work on my feet all day. When I calculated my bmr, I got about 3900 calories. Is that high?

Thinking it was high, I set my goal for 2500 cals a day and broke my macros into 35% protein, 15% fat, 50% carbs. Is this wrong? Forgive me if there is a better place for this. I just feel that it's my diet keepin me from dropping weight.

Also, I couldn't even hit those numbers today. Could it be that I'm not losing weight because I'm not eating enough?

Thanks in advance

250lbs and 2500cals is very little.. what are your source of carbs? lose wheat..no bread, wraps etc... I dropped eating bread and it was HUGE get your crabs from oats ( real oats not instant) brown rice and Veggies like sweet potatoes.

even tho your working on your feet you should get some cardio in aswell.

Jolts
02-25-2012, 09:36 PM
How tall are you? If you're 6'0 or taller at 250 lbs then 2500 calories should easily be losing you quite a bit of weight. I'm 6'3 260 and eating 24-2700 cal/day and easily losing 1-2 lbs per week.

PoundinThunder
02-25-2012, 10:05 PM
I'm 6 ft tall. I do cardio every time I go to the gym. Usually either 20 min walk with 20 min hiit. Or 5 min walk and Then I work on cutting my mile time down (finally hit 10 min). Then I go pretty hard with the lifting.

Carbs usually come from wheat thins, oat meal, and sometimes wheat wraps. I find myself nervous to eat a lot. I used to be 320 lbs so I guess I'm afraid of going backwards

FitnessCPA
02-25-2012, 10:08 PM
Your BMR is probably around 2,100, give or take.

I'd use an activity factor of 1.5. So that would give you 3,150 calories per day. Reduce by 15% to lose weight and you're at around 2,700 calories. Shoot for around 220 grams of protein, 120 grams of fat, and 185 grams of carbs.

Those are just very rough numbers.

Read this sticky and work out the calculations yourself and see what you come up with.

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=121703981

AlwaysTryin
02-25-2012, 10:21 PM
250lbs and 2500cals is very little.. what are your source of carbs? lose wheat..no bread, wraps etc... I dropped eating bread and it was HUGE get your crabs from oats ( real oats not instant) brown rice and Veggies like sweet potatoes.

even tho your working on your feet you should get some cardio in aswell.

WTF

What's wrong with bread, instant oats and white rice?

FitnessCPA
02-25-2012, 10:26 PM
WTF

What's wrong with bread, instant oats and white rice?

I actually ate all of those things today.

Edit: The oats were not instant. Fuk.

admirza
02-26-2012, 03:40 AM
Your BMR is probably around 2,100, give or take.

I'd use an activity factor of 1.5. So that would give you 3,150 calories per day. Reduce by 15% to lose weight and you're at around 2,700 calories. Shoot for around 220 grams of protein, 120 grams of fat, and 185 grams of carbs.

Those are just very rough numbers.

Read this sticky and work out the calculations yourself and see what you come up with.

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=121703981


This....FitnessCPA has done the work for you..... but you review the macros based on your BF %...follow this for 2 weeks and see where it takes you...you can adjust it + or- based on the results. Good Luck!