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    I’m a little confused

    So I’ve been researching a lot. Most sites says that a male should not eat over 1500 calories to lose weight. ( I was eating 1200 before the research and wasn’t losing which is why I started). Is it true if I up my calories just that little bit I’ll start losing? It doesn’t make since to me
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    Originally Posted by AlmightyJoker View Post
    So I’ve been researching a lot. Most sites says that a male should not eat over 1500 calories to lose weight. ( I was eating 1200 before the research and wasn’t losing which is why I started). Is it true if I up my calories just that little bit I’ll start losing? It doesn’t make since to me
    You'll want to determine how many calories it takes to maintain your current weight, and subtract from that number.

    Are you engaging in resistance training?
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    I walk/jog on treadmill for about 30mins everyday, do 50 push ups a day and I work in a restaurant so I’m never sitting still. I’m not really sure how to calculate it but I assumed with 1200 calories I should lose weight. I’m kinda new to the weight loss thing but I just kinda take what I read and roll with it
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    Originally Posted by Brozef View Post
    You'll want to determine how many calories it takes to maintain your current weight, and subtract from that number.

    Are you engaging in resistance training?
    If you could recommend some beginners work out I’m more then willing to try it out
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    What's your heigh/weight? If you are in fact 22, 1200 definitely seems too low. There's now magical number -- as noted above it'll take some trial and error to find out your maintenance calories and then you can take a little from that
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    Originally Posted by formicaman View Post
    What's your heigh/weight? If you are in fact 22, 1200 definitely seems too low. There's now magical number -- as noted above it'll take some trial and error to find out your maintenance calories and then you can take a little from that
    I’m 22 5’8 and 200 pounds
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    Originally Posted by AlmightyJoker View Post
    So I’ve been researching a lot. Most sites says that a male should not eat over 1500 calories to lose weight. ( I was eating 1200 before the research and wasn’t losing which is why I started). Is it true if I up my calories just that little bit I’ll start losing? It doesn’t make since to me
    Wherever you read this, stop reading it. Read gbullocks post above.

    There's no way you were eating 1200 cals and not losing weight. You need get your tracking in check.
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    Originally Posted by dipatel13 View Post
    Wherever you read this, stop reading it. Read gbullocks post above.

    There's no way you were eating 1200 cals and not losing weight. You need get your tracking in check.
    He probably misread it. Many websites say that males trying to lose weight should not eat less than 1500 calories a day.

    In any event, OP needs to get consistent with his diet. He's eating too much.
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    Thank you all for the advice it’s cleared up a few things for me. One last question tho. So I’m thinking of picking up the push day and leg day from the routine above should I do the every other day ( like Monday Wednesday Friday push then tues thurs sat leg)? How often should I do this so I don’t tire myself out I guess is the question
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    Originally Posted by AlmightyJoker View Post
    Thank you all for the advice it’s cleared up a few things for me. One last question tho. So I’m thinking of picking up the push day and leg day from the routine above should I do the every other day ( like Monday Wednesday Friday push then tues thurs sat leg)? How often should I do this so I don’t tire myself out I guess is the question
    Don't do a portion of the routine. Pick one of the above and follow it as written, don't try to change it up yourself. As a beginner, a full body program is pretty good, look into Fierce 5.
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