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Rice4Lyfe
05-12-2013, 02:05 PM
i'm 5'8 at around 160 pounds, with approx 134 pounds of lean mass. and 16% body fat. estimates on a TDEE? the calculators give me varying numbers and i don't know what's a good starting point

softpounder
05-12-2013, 02:09 PM
You're 16, your TDEE will never remain the same even on a weekly basis because of your interchangeable BMR and your hormones.

At 16, you should not OCD about nutrition just yet, just make sure you play with friends, some video games if you like to, play sports, lift some weights, eat whatever you can ensuring that you're eating balanced (carbs, fat and protein), do well in school, and sleep a lot.

digistp
05-12-2013, 02:10 PM
Edit: age

softpounders got it covered

cumminslifter
05-12-2013, 02:10 PM
how bout you calculate it yourself here---> http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=121703981

WonderPug
05-12-2013, 02:11 PM
^^^ Guys, he's 16 and thus those formulas are not appropriate.

Rice4Lyfe
05-12-2013, 02:12 PM
You're 16, your TDEE will never remain the same even on a weekly basis because of your interchangeable BMR and your hormones.

At 16, you should not OCD about nutrition just yet, just make sure you play with friends, some video games if you like to, play sports, lift some weights, eat whatever you can ensuring that you're eating balanced (carbs, fat and protein), do well in school, and sleep a lot.
is there any particular reason why it is different for a teenager such as myself? for the most part, i just get "enough" protein and eat a ton of food everyday to get between 2500-3000 cals each day.

XCRunner9
05-12-2013, 02:15 PM
Because you're still growing.

softpounder
05-12-2013, 02:16 PM
is there any particular reason why it is different for a teenager such as myself? for the most part, i just get "enough" protein and eat a ton of food everyday to get between 2500-3000 cals each day.


You're 16, your TDEE will never remain the same even on a weekly basis because of your interchangeable BMR and your hormones.

OP, do you even read?

Rice4Lyfe
05-12-2013, 02:40 PM
OP, do you even read?
oh oops my bad didn't see that.

but yeah, if that's the case how am i supposed to bulk or cut? do i just eat roughly more than what i'm used to?

ironwill2008
05-12-2013, 03:11 PM
-3000 cals each day.

^^^^ This would be a good starting point to shoot for. Mix it up, varying your food sources as much as possible, and eat a boatload of fruit and veg along with your protein and fats.

If you don't see at least 2-3 pounds of body weight increase per month, eat more.

Mcrum4
05-12-2013, 03:15 PM
If you don't see at least 2-3 pounds of body weight increase per month, eat more.


^^^ Guys, he's 16 and thus those formulas are not appropriate.http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm


You never exsplained your activity level so I went and did a ROUGH estimate at Maintenance 2219CALORIES/DAY