View Full Version : help needed to work out how many calories needed to cut?
02-09-2003, 11:50 AM
I'm 5"6' with about 23% bf. I wanna cut down but don't know what my calorie requirments are. So if anyone knows how to or any sites to work out my BMR please post.
02-09-2003, 11:51 AM
Sorry I didn't post my weight i'm 167 lbs
02-09-2003, 12:04 PM
How's your metabolism? I'd say 1700- 1800 calories should be good, but if your metabolism is better than mine, make it higher. You should be eating enough calories to drop 1 pound a week while maintaining your muscle mass and strength.
02-09-2003, 12:51 PM
I would say start at around 2000 (167*12) and adjust cals until you are losing about a pound a week. It is better to start of too high than too low IMO.
02-10-2003, 01:15 PM
cheers guys, I've been currently at 1700 but i'll boost it to 2000. one calculation i did said my daily calorie needs were 2570 aday so 2000 might be just right.
thanks for the help guys
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