Diet help please

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    Bausk New Member

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    I've been training on and off again for the last 6 months since I competed in MMA and took a break. Now that I'm getting back into the routine I want to adjust my diet to lose weight easier. My question is: based on my size and workouts, how many calories should I be eating?

    I'm 6'0" 225lbs. My goal is 195, but I'm in no rush. I want to get stronger first priority. According to FitDay I'm currently eating about 1700-1800 cals a day. Burning about 1500 a day when I train (usually 4 days a week). I just started using FitDay for the first time. Workouts are usually 2-3 hours consisting of lots of bodyweight conditioning, sometimes Kettlebell lifting, and lots of cardio.

    Yesterday (pretty average):

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    More protein, aim for 1g/lb, more fat, something around .5g/lb or get some fish oil. Maybe try to get some real food in there too.

    Did you REALLY eat 1 cup of spaghetti with sauce ?
     
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    I'm sure it was probably more than that, but it wasn't a full serving. Leftovers from the night before. I've been going back and editing foods as I spend time to get accurate numbers.

    I'm headed to the store tonight for more fruit, milk, and bread so I'll pick up some fish oil caps.
     
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    Here are some indicators for a serving size :
    1 tbsp = top of your thumb (the length of the nail)
    2 tbsp = same, but until the knuckle
    1/2 cup = The amount of food that would fit in 1 hand if you used it as a scoop
    1 cup = size of your fist

    You can also measure the size of your plates/bowls or just take a peak under the plastic containers you use when carrying food.
     
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    225lbs eating 1800cals a day, and you're trying to get stronger?

    I don't t hink it's going to happen.

    You're not eating enough food....
     
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