View Full Version : Need help determining ideal calorie amount for a 123lbs girl

Darcy Tucker
03-08-2004, 02:34 PM
If a girl is 5'6-5'7 feet tall and 123lbs (quite skinny as is) would this be an effective diet strategy to get in fitness model shape or is it way too little calories. Sidenotes: this girl is a smoker, has terrible eating habits but is still skinny.

weeks 1,2,3 1845 calories

weeks 4,5,6 1645 calories

weeks 7,8,9 1445 calories

weeks 10,11,12 1345 calories

There would also be some manipulation with carbs.

My question is does this look good ?

03-08-2004, 03:11 PM
I know a girl who's basically in the exact same position, smoker, out of shape, terrible eating habits, but still pretty skinny, she's about the same height and weight too, she doesn't want to get into fitness model shape, just trim down a little bit. I would be interested to know what the others here have to say

I'm assuming that you live in Toronto becuase of your name, maybe it's the same girl, haha

Darcy Tucker
03-08-2004, 06:46 PM
bumpity bump

03-08-2004, 07:00 PM
fitness model shape is going to be more affected by exercise at this point than diet.

03-09-2004, 01:01 AM
Why the need to pyramid calories down so much?

03-09-2004, 05:48 AM
Hmm, what is the goal in terms of weight/body fat? Personally, I think she needs to gain weight (and obviously reduce body fat). Here's an example of a fitness model who is 5'7 and weighs 135lbs. http://www.arnoldclassic.com/2004_fg_elaine_goodlad.asp

03-09-2004, 05:01 PM
i took this from the hst website hypertrophy-specific.com
Activity factor
1. Very active = 1.4 - 1.5 (Daily Intense exercise + construction work most of day)
2. Active = 1.3 * 1.4 (Daily exercise + work on feet most of day)
3. Light active = 1.1 - 1.2 (Regular Exercise 3 times/week + desk job or at home most of day)
4. Sedentary = 1 (No exercise + desk job or at home most of day)

1. Convert weight in pounds to kilograms
2. Weight in kilograms x 24 hours = BMR
3. BMR x 0.9 = adjusted BMR for women
4. Adjusted BMR x Activity Factor = Daily Caloric Needs

this is to gain weight

so i guess to lose weight just dont do steps 3 and 4 and eat less than the total BMR at the end of step 2