Could someone post a site or formula to figure out my Maintanence cals please?

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    Could someone post a site or formula to figure out my Maintanence cals please?


    I've seen the formula before but can't remember what it is but i wanna cut but i wanna do it SLOWLY cuz i don't wanna lose ANY muscle or strength...

    How low below maintancance can i go to ensure that i won't lose any muslce or strength, THANX GUYS

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    Here's one:
    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/issa64.htm

    Shhhhhh....don't tell anyone I posted an article from BB.com! lol

    There's also a generic number in October '05 Flex mag that says maintenance cals = bodyweight in pounds * 17
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    LBM add a zero times 2.

    170 (LBM) = 1700 x 2 = 3400

    Seems to work for me. I have no idea how I made that up but it seems reall consitant with the flex article mentioned above.

    The reason I do LBM no BW is your muscle is what drive the metabolism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jverch
    Here's one:
    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/issa64.htm

    Shhhhhh....don't tell anyone I posted an article from BB.com! lol

    There's also a generic number in October '05 Flex mag that says maintenance cals = bodyweight in pounds * 17
    Don't worry dude, your secret is safe with us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jverch
    Here's one:
    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/issa64.htm

    Shhhhhh....don't tell anyone I posted an article from BB.com! lol

    There's also a generic number in October '05 Flex mag that says maintenance cals = bodyweight in pounds * 17
    how good do you think that is? It lists me out at over 4000 calories/day!
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    Quote Originally Posted by joe weider
    how good do you think that is? It lists me out at over 4000 calories/day!
    I guess it depends which one you're talking about. The ISSA method works good for me - it gave me a good starting point for my bulks and cuts so I could fine tune it myself. The *17 method seems to have assumptions built in and isn't as accurate, but puts me in the same ballpark.
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    sorry, I assumed by copying the ISSA one you guys would know. Yeah, I'm talking about the one from bodybuilding.com.
    I've been eating less than 2000, and a guy told me I should try about 2300, if I should be around 4000 it's no wonder I feel like ****.
    I could diet at 3500...
    Thanks!
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    Again, there is no "exact" figure, both because individuals vary widely, and because the body is very efficient at changing its activity level in response to minor variations in caloric intake.
    This is the most important thing to remember. BMR's vary widely....you need to figure it out for yourself by trial and error.
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