View Full Version : Cal per day for cutting ?

05-05-2004, 06:49 PM
I' remeber someone pointing out a website that showed how many calories how much fats you should have a day if your cutting.

Anyone know off the top of their head ?

Im 18, been bulking for 5 months

05-05-2004, 06:56 PM
Body weight X 12 (There are a few different choices, but i believe 12 is the most likely choice)

That usually = the calories you should be getting daily.

As for fat - I am not sure about that.

05-05-2004, 07:35 PM
Start at 12 cals per pound of bodyweight. After a couple of weeks, if you're losing less than 1-1.5 lbs per week decrease your cals by 200, if you're losing more than that increase your cals a bit.

Fats are recommended to be 25-30% of your cals.

05-05-2004, 11:00 PM
Well put.

05-06-2004, 09:53 PM
Okay, If I am cutting and I weigh 151, then I know I should have around 1800 calories per day and 450 grams of fat... But how many carbs per day??

05-06-2004, 10:47 PM
450g of fat = 4,050 Calories. How did you come up with that, anyway?

05-06-2004, 11:14 PM
parhaps he was thinking 450 cals from fat? 450/9 = 50grams?? not sure though

05-07-2004, 07:04 AM

05-07-2004, 12:42 PM
If you're 151 lbs the macro breakdown would be something like this:

Total Cals: 1812
Protein: 640 cals (160g, to keep it a bit over 1g per lb of bodyweight)
Fat: 543 cals (60g, 30% of total cals)
Carbs: 629 cals (157g)

05-10-2004, 04:06 PM
I am looking to do a 4week cut cycle on 1-test. Can you help me structure a diet i can keep for this time and see the best results possible?

05-10-2004, 04:09 PM
If you're cutting you diet will be the same as if you were cutting naturally. All the PHs do is help you keep the LBM you already have.