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Pete_Sebastiano
07-13-2004, 02:40 AM
I have been bulking for the past 3 months. I went for a constant gain of 1 lbs a week..I used the bulking formula (18*bw), I weren't gaining weight, so I slowly upped the daily calorie intake to 3500-3600..I am currently gaining 1 lbs @ 3500-3600...

I am organising my diet plan for the UD2.0.. I used the maintenance formula (15* bw), which calculate to 2265 Calories..This calories intake seems way inaccurate for my body type....

I'm going to start the UD2.0 next week..But I don't have much time to calculate my maintenance through trial and error.. Can anyone suggest a decent range of my calorie intake for maintenance??

Thanks in advance..

Paul Stagg
07-13-2004, 03:21 PM
Probably somewhere around 15xbw, but the best way to find out is to test it.

brewski053
07-13-2004, 09:14 PM
Probably somewhere around 15xbw, but the best way to find out is to test it.
If i do 15x165 i get 2475, does that mean I can eat carbs/protein aslong as my daily meals are under 2475 I wont gain weight?

Pete_Sebastiano
07-13-2004, 10:21 PM
If i do 15x165 i get 2475, does that mean I can eat carbs/protein aslong as my daily meals are under 2475 I wont gain weight?

The maintenance formula (15 x bw) is a rough estimation. This value may vary on the individual's metabolism and activity level. Like Paul said, the best way is to test. Try eating at 15 x bw for a week or two...If your weight remain the same, that's your maintenance. If not, adjust accordingly.