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iLUDEd
08-27-2002, 05:59 PM
ive currently been consuming around 1900-2000 calories a day as part of my diet, and before i started lifting id consume anywhere from 1000-2000 in any given day.. well the things is, my maintanence level works out to be 2850 calories (190lbs x 15)..
ive tried consuming 2500 calories for a few days, n it feels like im just getin fat (chin starting to feel heavy, bloated stomic etc).. because ive rever really eaten at my maintance level in the past, could this mean that my body's become used to me consuming nothing over 2000 calories and my maintanece level's have dropped? :help:

Jedi Knight
08-27-2002, 06:20 PM
you're probably right, when i was cutting last febuary, I got to dangerously low # of calories like 1300-1500(stupid I know), I'm a pretty descent sized guy, when I jumped back to 2000, then on up for bulking I felt fat!!!! Your body will get used to it, I promise, keep eating those calories to get big, you need it.

Blood&Iron
08-27-2002, 07:09 PM
Originally posted by SS-GOHAN
ive currently been consuming around 1900-2000 calories a day as part of my diet, and before i started lifting id consume anywhere from 1000-2000 in any given day.. well the things is, my maintanence level works out to be 2850 calories (190lbs x 15)..
ive tried consuming 2500 calories for a few days, n it feels like im just getin fat (chin starting to feel heavy, bloated stomic etc).. because ive rever really eaten at my maintance level in the past, could this mean that my body's become used to me consuming nothing over 2000 calories and my maintanece level's have dropped? :help:
Even the more complicated formulae for basal metabolic rate have, I think, something like a +/- 15% margin of error. And even that doesn't take into account physical activitity, etc. So, you probably just need to eat less. 15 * bodyweight is merely a very rough figure, and should be used as a starting point.

iLUDEd
08-27-2002, 07:48 PM
i might just start increasing my calories slowly (by 100 a week) and see how that goes

Shao-LiN
08-27-2002, 08:27 PM
If you really went as low as 1000 calories, my guess would be that your body is storing some fat because you were starving yourself.

Kromax
08-28-2002, 06:59 AM
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ccwgriff
08-28-2002, 01:07 PM
I agree with Gohan, start slow and increase at a steady rate. See what happens.