maintenance calories

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  1. chizzle

    chizzle New Member

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    Someone posted a formula for finding calories needed for maintenance before. Tried searching google, but there are a few of them out there. Just want to know if I'm eating enough.
     
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    I don't believe in the formulas myself... just keep track of it for a week or so.
     
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    How am I suppose to keep track of what my body needs? I've been keeping track of what I take in for the past few days though...just don't know if I'm getting too much, about right, or need more.
     
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    if your gaining then you are above maintanence, if you are maintaining then you are at/around maintanence and if you are losing you are below
     
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    Thanks, I want to know what my maintenance is.
     
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    If you put on weight... need less. It does take more than a week... probably closer to a month of recording if you 're not already familiar with the amount you usually consume. But definitely more accurate.
     
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    Okay, but my caloric intake fluctuates throughout the week. I would have to consume the about the same amount of calories for a month? Or could I just average it all out.
     
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    well its different and there is no magic formula so if you are not gaining whatever you are eating is your maintanence level
     
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    The weird thing is my strength is going up, but my weight has barely gone up.
     
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    it is possible to get stronger without gaining weight
     
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    The only way I've heard of doing it is to weigh yourself and then count your calories each day for a week. At the end of the week weigh yourself again. If your weight stayed the same, divide the total # of colories you ate by 7 and that is how many calories you need to intake a day to maintain. Hope that helps.
     
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    That's actually ideal in my case, I don't really want to put on too much mass, but I would like my strength to increase.

    And maybe that's why I don't technically "bulk" or "cut." What do you recommend for me diet-wise?
     
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    if you want a ballpark figure its like bodyweightx15 or something like that
     
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    10 to 12 times your bodyweight usually does the trick for most when it comes to cutting. Of course, this will give you a starting point so you can start consuming however many cals you want to aid in weight gain/loss at whatever rate you wish.
     
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    So I'm supposed to take in about 1250-1500 calories to lose, that sucks.
     
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    that seems pretty low...
     
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    Ashley EEK!!!!

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    10*125 = 1250 12*125 = 1500

    I'm pretty sure thats what I weigh right now I fluctuate between 123-128
     
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    formula may be different for women.
     
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    yeah, that's my point
    1250 calories seems way low... but maybe that's just 'cause it'd be way low for me :dunno:

    10* my bodyweight is still a little low... i was told that i should be eating near 2300 calories/day to lose weight and i only weigh 190ish
     
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    Its only a starting point. From there you can find out exactly how many cals it takes to lose weight at the rate you want.
     
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