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nickster
01-19-2005, 12:25 PM
If I have done the math right, I should be eating 2500 Calories a day. Is this correct?

200 X 15 = 3000 - 500 = 2500

ryuage
01-19-2005, 12:29 PM
try it out and see if you lose any weight

nickster
01-19-2005, 12:30 PM
try it out and see if you lose any weight


But I don't want to gain any weight either...

Holto
01-19-2005, 12:40 PM
if you were to actually gain weight it would be very slow

ie: a lb every 3 weeks...

just do it

ryuage
01-19-2005, 12:43 PM
unless you logged what you ate last week and tracked if you gained or lost weight you're not going to know your maintenance. Try 2500 and see if you lose weight, I doubt you will gain much if anything on 2500 cals anyway

nickster
01-19-2005, 12:48 PM
unless you logged what you ate last week and tracked if you gained or lost weight you're not going to know your maintenance. Try 2500 and see if you lose weight, I doubt you will gain much if anything on 2500 cals anyway


Thanks.... I wouldn't mind staying the same weight if I turned fat into muscle. I documented what I weight when I started and what I've been eating so I'll see what happens at the end of the week.

AdmiralDan
01-19-2005, 04:16 PM
you CAN'T turn fat into muscle. no matter how hard you try, you CAN'T do it. i wish all you newbies would quit saying that

anyway, about your question. try 2500 for a while and see if you lose. if you don't, cut it down a little. if it works, keep it where it is

nickster
01-20-2005, 12:52 PM
you CAN'T turn fat into muscle. no matter how hard you try, you CAN'T do it. i wish all you newbies would quit saying that

anyway, about your question. try 2500 for a while and see if you lose. if you don't, cut it down a little. if it works, keep it where it is


I didn't mean literally turning into muscle. :bash:

I just don't mind if I lose fat but gain muscle....

AdmiralDan
01-20-2005, 04:19 PM
alright, but that isn't what you said. anyway, i did what you are describing. it is a very slow process, but it works(at least for me). i ate around my maintainence calorie nubmer, lifted, and did 15-20 minutes of cardio 4 days a week. i kept my bodyweight the same lost bodyfat. you may have to tweak calorie intake, cardio, etc.

nickster
01-21-2005, 06:58 AM
alright, but that isn't what you said. anyway, i did what you are describing. it is a very slow process, but it works(at least for me). i ate around my maintainence calorie nubmer, lifted, and did 15-20 minutes of cardio 4 days a week. i kept my bodyweight the same lost bodyfat. you may have to tweak calorie intake, cardio, etc.


Thanks...