HELP!!! Calorie Intake For Fat Loss (contraversy)
- 12-20-2011, 09:26 PM
HELP!!! Calorie Intake For Fat Loss (contraversy)
I weight 200 pounds, I am 5 foot 9, I am trying to cut (lose weight) while adding muscle. Since I just started lifting weights after 10 years I was told this is the best time to try and do both. I have been told different things when it comes to how many calories I need to take in. I have heard anywhere from 1800 - 2500. How do I know what one to listen to?
bodyfat = I would say around 22%
activity = other then lifting weights/cardio I am sitting or sleeping
- 12-21-2011, 08:39 PM
Use sedentary for activity, even though you are not.
Off the top of my head, I'd say ballpark 2500 on lifting days and 1800 on rest days. You are going to have to track cals, weight, and ideally waist circumference and give it some time to get some data then tinker from there. That is the best way.
- 12-21-2011, 09:40 PM
that was a great link...thanks so much
12-21-2011, 10:06 PM
at 22% you should probably go lowball or the 1800 figure. But like adn said, vary it.....1800 one day, 2000 the next, 2200 another day, 2400 another, repeat...or something like that. zig-zag works best, but keep the cals on the low end for most of the days if you can while you vary the daily amounts.
12-22-2011, 03:53 PM
what does the zig zag affect do?
12-22-2011, 11:37 PM
12-23-2011, 12:54 AM
It's like not eating makes u so tired :/
12-23-2011, 12:33 PM
12-23-2011, 12:41 PM
I use a calorie counting website like myfitnesspal, makes it easy to track and it adjusts along with you.
12-23-2011, 06:43 PM
Is it pretty accurate?Originally Posted by D2footballjrc
12-23-2011, 07:19 PM
12-23-2011, 08:32 PM
If I don't eat I get lethargic.Originally Posted by WARBIRDWS6
12-23-2011, 09:48 PM
12-24-2011, 04:50 AM
How come a doctor never mentioned this?Originally Posted by PVL
How can you tell if you have these symptoms?
I personally enjoy carbs but when food isn't on time I'm very irritable.
12-24-2011, 07:08 AM
They can preform a fasting blood sugar test. You might just be anal retentive though as well. (not being mean, just meaning you might be one of those people who have to have everything just so.)Originally Posted by AaronJP1
**G D I** --Bruce the Destroyer--
12-24-2011, 07:19 AM
Yeah I kind of have to agree with youOriginally Posted by D2footballjrc
This morning I'm good though....
Breakfast Burrito & I'm sipping on a mass gaining shake which is about 2000 calories: added a banana 1 scoop of ice cream 2 tsb of egg whites and 1 scoop of peanut butter. Thats about 200+ carbs as well. fats I lost count but I would say about 50 roughly, and about 40-45g of protein.
12-24-2011, 07:56 AM
12-24-2011, 07:58 AM
I'm trying to pack on them slabs bro. 3500-4kOriginally Posted by mattrag
12-24-2011, 09:06 AM
if you wanna gain MUSCLE and NOT FAT, you have to cut your carbs to under 100g a day and your protein to 1.5g per pound of MUSCLE, not bodyweight..........you are eating too many calories dude.
another trick ive learned through the years.........drink coffee after every meal, even if its 4oz. it helps with blood sugar and keeps your metabolism humming
12-24-2011, 10:07 AM
"The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance." - Socrates
12-24-2011, 11:42 AM
Right. Work it off and bust your ass. Not every1 need under 100g carbs.Originally Posted by JudoJosh
That may work 4 u but not every1. It's a good starting point.Originally Posted by PVL
12-24-2011, 01:46 PM
12-24-2011, 02:12 PM
12-24-2011, 02:27 PM
I'm 27 too lol.Originally Posted by PVL
Well this is what that shake was: half a serving of serious mass which is about 650 cals, 25g protein, and 125g carbs FROM THERE I added in 20oz of milk, 1 scoop of P butter, 1 scoop of low fat butter pecan ice cream, 6- 1/2 tsb of liquid egg whites, 1 medium banana.Originally Posted by WARBIRDWS6
-Along with a chik Fil a breakfast burrito on my way in to work this AM
12-24-2011, 02:30 PM
12-24-2011, 02:34 PM
Originally Posted by WARBIRDWS6
That's what u call breaking da ma'fukin FAST!!
No but for lunch they brought us pizza lol....
I usually add I'm another 2-3 meals about 500 calories each.
I have to admit it wouldn't be hard to take in anoter 1 of those shakes though I make em taste good! Blender is my best friend.
12-24-2011, 02:39 PM
12-24-2011, 02:40 PM
12-24-2011, 02:42 PM
12-24-2011, 02:51 PM
12-24-2011, 02:53 PM
everybody has "$7.99 cheese pizza day" on monday around here. I'm off sunday/monday.....so I usually jump on it lol. I'll go months with no pizza then go months eating it every monday or EO Monday....pizza is good lol........
12-24-2011, 03:47 PM
12-24-2011, 04:06 PM
12-24-2011, 04:19 PM
Going home to make another shake soon, this time less carbs lol.
12-24-2011, 04:26 PM
12-24-2011, 05:45 PM
U won't die trust meOriginally Posted by WARBIRDWS6
12-24-2011, 08:52 PM
12-24-2011, 09:08 PM
I'm sure. To be honest diet and energy are tough for me. I do not know if it's my erratic work schedule, but two things limitOriginally Posted by PVL
me, it's almost like I feel a bit sick if I don't get carbs. Also my schedule is up and down and I can have huge energy burst and other times be super tired.
12-24-2011, 09:29 PM
12-24-2011, 09:36 PM
They say I'm cool...Originally Posted by PVL
Is there anything I should tell them to look for?
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