View Full Version : Is this right....

05-06-2005, 06:18 PM
I just used the calcultors on this site. It said my calorie intake should be 3130. I just made a cutting diet revised that puts my calorie intake at 2650 with 300 grams of protein and 83 grams of fat. Does this sound right to you guys.

05-06-2005, 06:36 PM
Let us know something about you, your age, sex, height/weight, LBM, activity level, etc. No one will have any idea if this thing is right. Some people lose weight on 3000 calories a day, for some it is a bulking diet.

For a 150lb person with average activity level, maybe it is a little high?

05-06-2005, 07:05 PM
Well I am a male around 195 and 6 feet tall. My body fat is roughly 11% which makes my lean body mass roughly 170. I workout 4 days a week and cardio 5 days a week. Cardio around 30-40 mins. and the weights usally about an hour chest, arms, shoulders and back, legs. Abs every other day.

05-06-2005, 08:09 PM
I think it is on the ball relatively, you workout like +-7 hours a week, somewhat conservatively, that is 3500 calories over a non-active person of your bodyweight.

Typically cutting is 10-12X bodyweight. Like 2000-2300 calories for you, but you have a higher than average workout routine and decent lbm, many people cutting have a higher bf %, add to this 500 calories b/c of your routine/lbm and itís in the ball park. 2500-2800 cal

Most will say 2X bodyweight for protein, I think 300 maybe lower end- but donít go overboard with protein, itís not necessary IMO. I think meal/nutrition timing are where focus is needed.

I would use the calculator as a starting point, ie do a true 2600 calories a week, record weight changes, after 4-5 weeks (maybe less maybe more) regress weight change vs calories and to try and get your personal basal metabolic rate.

Some people are super scientific with this type of thing but I think it is not valid.