View Full Version : How many calories do you eat to cut?

12-15-2004, 02:41 AM
Hey yall,

In the TAP book (testosterone advantage plan) It says not to eat below 2000 calories a day because then you may lose muscle. Well my maintainance is about 2200 cals, so should I eat follow TAP and eat 2000 cals or eat 1700 :ninja: ? Im confused :help:

Vapour Trails
12-15-2004, 09:24 AM
Just slowly reduce the cals until you see weight loss, then stick at that point until you stop losing weight. I lost about a 1lb/week on a 2000 cals diet.

12-15-2004, 12:40 PM
If your maintenance is 2200 calories, good luck cutting on 2000, unless you're burning a lot through cardio.

Maybe you should bulk up a bit first and increase your basal metabolic rate. If 2200 calories is maintenance, you either have an utterly abysmal metabolism, or you're not very big.