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The Viking
09-25-2005, 05:31 PM
Basically.. Yes, no?

sluggerdog
09-25-2005, 08:30 PM
pretty much as I understand it. Of course I'm sure there is lots of other factors but that basically can sum it up.

cmurda84
09-25-2005, 08:49 PM
Basically.. Yes, no?

Not even close. Losing weight is burning more cals than you take in, but its not that easy when ti comes to LOSING FAT. If you eat cocoa puffs all day but burn more cals than you take in, u will lose weight (alot of muscle and little fat) but not the way you want and you will look soft and skinny, AKA skinny fat. A proper cutting diet will allow you to BURN FAT and not muscle.

travis h
09-25-2005, 09:42 PM
[QUOTE=cmurda84]Losing weight is burning more cals than you take in, but its not that easy when ti comes to LOSING FAT. QUOTE]

Amen.

Apollo 13
09-25-2005, 10:04 PM
Im not really into this dieting thing, but when you say burn more calories then I take in are u saying that if I eat 2500cals in 1 day... I need to burn atleast 3000 that same day? That just sounds crazy to me. I don't think im understanding this right.

travis h
09-25-2005, 10:13 PM
Im not really into this dieting thing, but when you say burn more calories then I take in are u saying that if I eat 2500cals in 1 day... I need to burn atleast 3000 that same day? That just sounds crazy to me. I don't think im understanding this right.

Well, no. Where did 3000 come from? Yes, that's more than 2500, but you say "at least 3000" if you're eating 2500. I would say "at least 2501" to lose weight, technically. So yes, if you are eating 2500 calories per day, you need to burn at least 2501 calories to lose WEIGHT.

If that sounds like a lot of calories to burn, I'm guessing your forgetting about your BMR. You do NOT need to hop on the treadmill and tick off 2500 calories.

Apollo 13
09-25-2005, 10:18 PM
Well, no. Where did 3000 come from? Yes, that's more than 2500, but you say "at least 3000" if you're eating 2500. I would say "at least 2501" to lose weight, technically. So yes, if you are eating 2500 calories per day, you need to burn at least 2501 calories to lose WEIGHT.

If that sounds like a lot of calories to burn, I'm guessing your forgetting about your BMR. You do NOT need to hop on the treadmill and tick off 2500 calories.

BMR? does that mean body mass ratio? tell me more about this BRM.

Slimshady01
09-25-2005, 10:54 PM
BMR? does that mean body mass ratio? tell me more about this BRM.


Its your metabolic rate, when you walk you burn calories, when your body digests food it burns calories, when you breath you burn calories.

This is why we eat, we replenish all the calories our body uses on a daily basis.

So if your body burns 2500 calories a day during your normal routine, hence eating 2000 calories a day would lead to weight loss.

Does this help?

Apollo 13
09-25-2005, 11:17 PM
Its your metabolic rate, when you walk you burn calories, when your body digests food it burns calories, when you breath you burn calories.

This is why we eat, we replenish all the calories our body uses on a daily basis.

So if your body burns 2500 calories a day during your normal routine, hence eating 2000 calories a day would lead to weight loss.

Does this help?


yep that help but u were a little late. I did a search on the whole thing and I just learned something new, and I'v been bodybuilding since I was 13years old and didn't know much about losing fat. Im just starting to get into this losing fat stuff.