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TheGodAnubis
04-16-2012, 09:36 PM
I'm curious to know how detrimental it is for building muscle to not reach my minimum amount of calories?

I don't eat junk food (with the exception of a bit of sugar in my morning coffee, and chocolate milk once in a while) and finish off my day at anywhere from 1600 - 1900 calories. (on days that I exercise I sit around 1900 - 2100)

Additionally, I tend to work high intensity shifts 3 - 6 times a week which don't give me much opportunity to eat, and on days like that I usually only manage 1000 - 1300 calories.


-- I'm 22, 187lbs (down from 230 in the last 5 months), 6'1" tall

(How is this affecting my goals to build muscle and lose fat?)

Kahldris
04-16-2012, 10:17 PM
your going to lose alot of weight only eating that much, some of it will be fat but some of it will be muscle.

bboytommy
04-16-2012, 10:20 PM
you're eating at a huge deficit which means you will lose weight (combo of both muscle and fat). extremely difficult to build something with little supply, let alone maintain what you have.

jonaire
04-17-2012, 03:57 AM
Everyone is different in terms of daily caloric requirement. I bulked in the last 4 months eating 2000-2300 cal daily working out 4 0 5 times a week, playing football on weekends and added 9lbs.

AlwaysTryin
04-17-2012, 04:00 AM
Everyone is different in terms of daily caloric requirement. I bulked in the last 4 months eating 2000-2300 cal daily working out 4 0 5 times a week, playing football on weekends and added 9lbs.

Are you sure you tracked properly

DHSH
04-17-2012, 04:05 AM
You're on a calorie deficit (and quite a large one guessing from your stats).. You're going to loose weight without a doubt. If you want to gain weight (muscle) you need to eat more!

ParsonBrown
04-17-2012, 04:22 AM
You are either a very tall woman trying to lose a few pounds....or a man still trying to put hair on your chest. OP - please get the calorie intake sorted out. No need for someone your size to EVER eat that little!

jonaire
04-18-2012, 12:29 AM
Are you sure you tracked properly

yeah. 100percent. give or take 50 - 100 cal from spices and other miniscule add ons. I shld say am a noob been training for less than a year and hardly any not a significant amount of that wieght was fat as my bf% went up by 1% within that period.