View Full Version : survey: how many calories do u take?

07-11-2003, 11:31 AM
how many calories do u guys need more or less to maintain ?

07-11-2003, 01:01 PM
I use 15xLBM since I have a desk job

07-11-2003, 01:44 PM
About 18. I'm pretty active cause I carry boxes around.

07-11-2003, 01:45 PM
I'd probably say around 16-17

07-11-2003, 02:15 PM
wait a sec, u guys do LBM?? x the calorie or total weight times the calorie...hmmm

07-11-2003, 02:20 PM
Either way LBW or bodyweight it would still be above 19. I have a pretty fast metabolism. I'm cutting right now on about 3500 and that's roughly 19xLBM.

07-11-2003, 02:50 PM
17-18 X BW to mantain, if I'm training every other day with full body workouts and one or two HIIT sessions per week. If I lose the HIIT I'll gain a bit of weight on 18 X BW.

07-12-2003, 03:31 PM
15-16xBW I'm very active that if I don't eat enough I lose my muscle mass!!

07-13-2003, 12:58 PM
Around 18-19, but I'm a very active dude.

Scott S
07-13-2003, 09:49 PM
Roughly 18*BW -- I found that out the hard way when I maintained my bodyweight for a month while I *thought* I was bulking! :bang:

(Now I'm on 20*BW, and it's doing the trick.)

07-13-2003, 09:53 PM
I go 18 to maintain. I had it all the way up to 23 this last winter, but didn't like the results in regards to lean body mass gains. I do notice that my weight drops pretty fast if I drop even a little bit under 18.