View Full Version : Calrie Intake question

07-27-2003, 10:27 AM
What should be ideal cals for cutting for a 5'3.5 170lbs endo? Oh and what should the ratio be?

07-27-2003, 11:06 AM
impossible for us to say exactly

a pic would help, knowing your bf % would help too

are you counting cals ?

based on what you told us I would start around


try that for a few weeks and adjust up and down 100 cals at a time until you lose about 1-2lbs a week

as for ratios...

if you got 170 g's of protein that would be 680 cals and 30%

then if you go with a MINNIMUM of 25% fat that leaves 45% carbs which looks good to me

2200 cals

170g's protein
247g's carbs
61g's fat

07-27-2003, 12:45 PM

This was me a month ago at 168. I gained like 2 or three pounds. I dont know where I messed up. But I assume in that pic i was low BF.

07-27-2003, 01:49 PM
still I can only guess but you look quite solid in that pic

you might want to start at 2500 cals

depending on how many times you train with weights OR cardio

07-27-2003, 02:17 PM
I normally do 5 day week with weight. Cardio is 4 times a week.

07-27-2003, 02:30 PM
that is a great deal of activity

perhaps 2500 is too low

07-27-2003, 02:43 PM
You gotta be kidding? Even for an endomorphic. I have slow metabolism.