Maintenance Calories

  1. Maintenance Calories


    Isn't there a number you can multipy your bodyweight by to find out how many calories you need to maintain your bodyweight? I know it is different because of metabolism and all that but i just want a general number to start off with. Thanks.


  2. Uh oh. Have you never seen YJ's thread at bb.com? Maybe he'll be kind enough to post the formula again.

  3. No, I havn't seen it. Do you have a link to it or anything? If not, could you please help me out YellowJacket? Thanks.
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  4. Originally posted by Inzah Dude
    No, I havn't seen it. Do you have a link to it or anything? If not, could you please help me out YellowJacket? Thanks.

    here

    http://www.bdcnutrition.com/forum/sh...=&threadid=149

  5. That works for everyone regardless of how fast your metabolism is? I thought it was different for everyone?

  6. Originally posted by Inzah Dude
    That works for everyone regardless of how fast your metabolism is? I thought it was different for everyone?
    It takes into consideration your thermic food effect, and yes it is different for everyone. Theres not 1 single number accurate enough to multiply your weight by to get your maintainence calories. Some people use 15, but like you said, its different for everyone so 15 isnt an ideal number for everyone.

  7. Ok. Whats this thermic food affect thing that your talking about?

  8. Originally posted by Inzah Dude
    Ok. Whats this thermic food affect thing that your talking about?
    Go read the thread man, I explain it all there, but in short its the thermic effect food has on your body (spices, etc. anything to speed up your metabolism)

  9. Ok thanks.

  10. K I tried to figure it all out. I think I did it right. I am 14. Height- 162.56 cm. weight - 86.36 kg. It says I need 3245.1078 calories to maintain my bodyweight. Does that sound right?

  11. Originally posted by Inzah Dude
    K I tried to figure it all out. I think I did it right. I am 14. Height- 162.56 cm. weight - 86.36 kg. It says I need 3245.1078 calories to maintain my bodyweight. Does that sound right?
    So you're 5'3 190? and 14 years old?

  12. Originally posted by YellowJacket


    So you're 5'3 190? and 14 years old?
    Really?

  13. Originally posted by YellowJacket


    So you're 5'3 190? and 14 years old?
    Actually 5'4. 162.56 divided by 2.54 = 64 right? And 60 inches is 5 feet right? Plus the 4 inches left over = 5 feet, 4 inches.

  14. Yes, but still 5'4 190, thats a big boy.

  15. Haha. So, whats your point

  16. that you're big

  17. Originally posted by scotty2
    that you're big
    Point taken. haha. I'm a little overwieght, ya.

  18. Nobody's pokin fun, guy. If you need help, we're here

  19. Originally posted by scotty2
    Nobody's pokin fun, guy. If you need help, we're here
    Ya, I know. I was just messing around.

    **Easy with the posts killer....take personal questions to the PM system man...YJ**
  

  
 

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