Calorie and protien dilemma
- 08-09-2010, 10:31 AM
Calorie and protien dilemma
My goal is to maintain as much LBM as I can while trying to shed bodyfat. I need to shed about 10%. My LBM is 230lbs. My questions are these:
Do you calculate your total calories on your current body weight or your target weight.
Do you base your protein intake on your current body weight, current total weight or current LBM. Or on goals??
Pretty sure I have the supplements I need-I know this is the wrong forum for that so ask I will share that I fo with you.
All advice is welcomed, hopefully constructive thanks to all
- 08-09-2010, 10:55 AM
- 08-09-2010, 11:00 AM
Calculate to your current body weight, and re calculate every week or so based on your weight at that time.
If your looking to shed 10% depending on you current BF% you DO NOT need weight loss supplements, the only supplements you should be taking are your staples. Let your body do the work untill you get down to 8-10%BF then consider using those weight loss supplements other wise it'll be a waste/.
08-09-2010, 12:04 PM
08-09-2010, 12:12 PM
The 3 Keys to Fat Loss. Do remember that Maintenance is just an ESTIMATION and that there are many formulas out there, and your answers will differ from one to the other. Therefore, it is key that you adjust and manipulate your nutrition re bodyweight, etc. each week, and take note of your progress. Your Maintenance WILL change if your body weight, age, or activity level changes.
You base your protein on your CURRENT body weight.
Gonzo14 said it right re supplements - you don't need any. The article above covers supplementation for fat loss.
In fact, I recommend reviewing the article above in general, to get an overall idea of what you should and need to do for successful fat loss.
08-09-2010, 12:25 PM
Thank you all. I am still very, well, afraid of losing the muscle that I already worked so hard to get.
The rational I'm using for the supplements is that my BF is tooooo high and I think I need extra help.
You all rock, keep the advice coming please
08-09-2010, 12:28 PM
08-09-2010, 12:30 PM
08-09-2010, 12:32 PM
Your rational is somewhat off. The more bodyfat you have to lose and the higher your body composition, the less effect a fat burner is going to have. They really make the most difference when you are relatively lean and are just looking to lose that last 1-2% bodyfat.
Do some research of your own on carbohydrate cycling and educate yourself.
08-09-2010, 03:19 PM
Supps, keto diets, carb cycling, etc MAY have some use at low bodyfat levels but understand that they do incur some additional hardships. Supps cost money, fat burners often contain high levels of caffeine and/or ephedrine which will get you wired up. Carb deprivation can lead to less energy at the gym and carb cravings that make dieting require even more discipline. Don't make it more difficult than it has to be.
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