View Full Version : calorie intake

12-14-2008, 02:14 PM
How many calories should I be eating to maintain weight?


I will be starting to workout tommorrow, weightlifting and cardio 5x /week.
I will cut my calorie intake by 500, but I need some help in figuring what my calorie intake should be if I maintain my current weight... Then I can go from there...


12-14-2008, 05:36 PM
what are your current goals? Cut or maintain? If your trying to maintain your weight, doing cardio 5 times a week will cause u to increase your calories in order to stay at the same weight. You need to experiment to find your maintenance calories.

12-14-2008, 05:44 PM

1)weigh yourself
2)track your calories for a week on fitday
3)weigh yourself

if weight stayed the same: avg of calories for week = maintenance
if weight went up: reduce avg calories and try again
if weight went down (depending on how much): you're eating in a deficit

that's really as simple as it gets

if you're cutting calories, I doubt you need 5 days of week of cardio. 3-4 days of lifting and 2-3 days of cardio WHILE being in a moderate deficit is typically enough.