Maintenance Cal site?

  1. Professional Member
    PumpingIron's Avatar
    Stats
    5'11"  190 lbs.
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    4,688
    Rep Power
    2464
    Level
    46
    Lv. Percent
    76.07%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    Maintenance Cal site?


    Anyone have a good website or formula to figure out maintenance cals? A friend is looking for something pretty precise and I'm coming up blank...

  2. Senior Member
    MakaveliThaDon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    2,781
    Rep Power
    43239
    Level
    38
    Lv. Percent
    53.55%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro
  3. rollin' on dubs!
    WannaBeHulk's Avatar
    Stats
    5'9"  178 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Age
    30
    Posts
    923
    Rep Power
    571
    Level
    23
    Lv. Percent
    53.29%

    dude, those BMR calculators are absolutely worthless. there are far too many variables to consider such as weight, bodyfat, lifestyle, activity level, food choices, genetics, etc. the best way to find YOUR maintenance level is through trial and error.

    chris aceto describes an effective approach: weigh yourself upon awakening when you start and again after your trial. record the numbers of cals taken in each day for X amount of days (obviously, the more days you go lessens the margin of error) and weigh yourself again after the trial. divide the total cals consumed over that time period by the number of days tested and viola!

    for example, lets say you start at 190 lbs. your cal intake over the next 3 days are 2600, 2450, 2450. after 3 days, you still weigh 190 lbs. your total cal intake over that time is 7500/3 days = 2500 cal maintenance. this only works if your weight remains constant. personally, i dont worry about this stuff cause your metabolic rate changes daily.
    •   
       

  4. Professional Member
    PumpingIron's Avatar
    Stats
    5'11"  190 lbs.
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    4,688
    Rep Power
    2464
    Level
    46
    Lv. Percent
    76.07%
    Achievements Activity ProPosting Pro

    I figured it was more of a trial and error type of process. Just to give you a little backround, he's starting his girl on a program, she is up to 145 at like 5'4" and obviously trying to lose weight. She is just more of a, "I need concrete info.." kind of person.

    I recommended around 2000 cals for a slightly below maintenance type of level...I think if she sticks to a decent diet, and lifts 4 days a week and does cardio 3 or 4, that will work...

    Thanks for the responses though guys...it's much appreciated.

Similar Forum Threads

  1. cals over maintenance while on cycle
    By lowkick in forum Anabolics
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-11-2011, 12:51 PM
  2. cals over maintenance while on test c
    By Dirty music in forum Old School Hormone Use
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-13-2011, 05:57 PM
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-27-2008, 05:44 PM
  4. Replies: 11
    Last Post: 09-15-2005, 09:33 AM
  5. Site Down for Maintenance
    By stryder in forum Nutraplanet
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-23-2004, 03:38 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Log in