Hey everyone, right now I weigh around 180 lbs and wanna get down to around 170 in about a month. I know that for me to lose weight I should eat around 2000 cals per day. I was wondering if this intake should be increase on training days?
If so, that's fine, if not.. that's no good.
If you ask this question I sense it could be the second, in which case you might want to
reconsider the 2k cals thing.
Eating 2k a day on non-training days makes you in cal deficit? If so, you *could* boost them
a bit on training days, if not, you shouldn't.
I have plugged in my weight into several different rda calculators and found that to lose around one pound per week 2000 cals is the right amount. I was wondering that if I'm working out and burning extra calories I should also eat more
depending on your workouts, cardio, daily activity, etc... yesOriginally Posted by mdigregori
You need to *know* what your maintenance calorie intake is, and the only way to know for sure
is experiment. Trust me, it ain't that difficult.
Weight yourself once a week, same day, same time (morning) eat those 2k calories a day
and see if your weight goes up or down, do it for the second week you'll know
Weight is up? Then 2k is too much. Weight is the same? Then that's your maintenance,
if you want to lose fat you need to cut cals.
No calculator can tell you this and even less how much you will lose "per week"
But in regards to your original question, cut cals beow maintainence (your going to need to cut more than 2 pounds per week to reach your goal so calculate based on your maintaience to find how much in deficit you need) on all days. From my own personal experience, (and this works for me) I dont change caloire intake based on workout days or rest days (as calorie intake on rest days is important for growth, repair etc) and may increase slightly calorie intake on workout days so i maintain the same deficit on each day throughout the week.