View Full Version : Calculating Caloric Needs

03-24-2008, 04:48 PM
Im finally going with the idea of calculating all my calories, protein etc intake since apparently im getting fat and i might be eating more calories than i need to bulk.

Im having a bit of trouble since searching for BMR calculators i get different results using different ones and i have no idea which is correct.

Weight = 171.6 lb

Height: 5 ft 8 in

Age: 18


Work out 5 days a week

Using the formula in this article,


i get

BMR = 1875.822



---- I usually work out 5 times a week----

I get 3001 calories

adding 500 for bulking, total is 3500 calories.

Can anyone comfirm im doing this right, and this is a good formula to use?


03-24-2008, 05:13 PM
How many calories are you eating now?

03-24-2008, 05:21 PM
Im not counting them, i want to start counting them since i might be eating more than necessary for bulking...

I have been eating pretty much whatever i want (of course i stay away from junk food as much as possible).

I have been making progress, but the issue like i said is i can most likely be able to pack the same muscle and pack less fat if i got my diet under control.


03-24-2008, 09:21 PM
test it out for a week, that's the only way to be accurate...formulas are only a guess

eat a selected amount of calories for the week and re-weigh yourself under the same conditions as the last time. Base what you do next on if your weight went up, down, or stayed the same.