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01-31-2007, 01:07 AM
I'm 6ft tall. I'm 198lbs currently and 23%bf. I want to cut to about 16% bf. I was wondering how many calories a day i should be consuming and if there is a very simple thing I can eat to achieve this goal. I go to the gym every other day and in fact I just finished bulking from 180 to 198lbs. in about 4 months. not bad? I dont know. How long would it take to get there? :ninja:

01-31-2007, 01:19 AM
You have about 152 lbs of lean mass, right? So at 16%, presuming a mythical "no loss of LBM" cut, you'll hit 16% at 182 lbs.

Plan to lose about a pound a week. Figure out how many calories you eat to maintain 198, and drop that by 500 calories.

01-31-2007, 11:34 AM
built -
Im kind of new to all this... do you mean mythical as in it cannot be done, or by mythical do you just mean ideal?

Mr. D
01-31-2007, 01:25 PM
mythical as in ideal. its very tough to retain all LBM when the goal is fat loss.
you can try by not creating too huge a deficit and lifting heavy weights (3-5 rep range)

01-31-2007, 01:47 PM
too huge of a calorie deficit from what you were consuming before the cut?

Mr. D
01-31-2007, 02:34 PM
too huge, as in from your maintence calories.

02-02-2007, 07:07 PM
okay. thanks! 2376 is around the calories i eat a day. I'm thinking i need to eat
2000 calories a day?

02-02-2007, 08:13 PM
The best advice to a cutter that I rarely hear given is, learn to love your workouts, and work out hard. You can starve yourself, or you can kick up your intensity a notch, and eat a little more because of it.

02-03-2007, 02:23 AM
well, i will be playing badminton in a few weeks. and it's a lot of sweating. this is for high schoo btw.