How do you figure out how many calories you should eat while cutting?

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  1. hootpie

    hootpie New Member

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    I'm going to start cutting soon, but I'm not sure how many calories I should be taking in per day. I've heard your body weight * 15, which would be 3225 for me. I've also used a couple different calculators online, which have resulted in anywhere from 3300-3700.

    I'm 6'3" 215lb and I want to lose ~1lb of fat per week. Any ideas?
     
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    N-Word-Jim Cure for boredom

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    Did you just finish bulking?

    If you did, just drop your cals by 500 a day and eat that for a week, weigh in and adjust cals accordingly. Another drop of 500 would probably get you there if you want to go from gaining 1lb to losing 1lb. I wouldn't shock your body though by adjusting cals by 1000 overnight.

    If you have no idea how many you're eating, join fitday and start tracking what you're eating. Track it for a few days to a week and get an average of cals.

    Then drop it by 500 and see where that gets you.

    You'll likely have to make adjustments every week to few weeks to keep on target and find out what your body likes.
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    when i'm cutting i basically eat the same meals every day....so if i'm not losing then ill cut a little out or add a little more activity. If i'm losing too fast then i'll add some more food.
     
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    Sounds good, thanks for the replies.
     
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