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Levantar
03-23-2007, 09:38 PM
Does anyone know a formula of sorts to measure how much of a caloric defecit you need (and for how long) to = a certain amount of weight loss?

Sorry about the double post my comp. isn't working great.

ray34iyf
03-23-2007, 09:43 PM
Well, 3500 cals = one pound. So just find your maintainance, subtract 500 cals, and that should get you about 1 lb loss a week.

Mr. D
03-23-2007, 11:02 PM
I wouldnt use 500 cals. I would use 20%. The leaner you are, a bigger deficit will be detrimental. If you are a fatty then you can handle a big deficit.

Unholy
03-23-2007, 11:03 PM
I wouldnt use 500 cals. I would use 20%. The leaner you are, a bigger deficit will be detrimental. If you are a fatty then you can handle a big deficit.

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Levantar
03-23-2007, 11:39 PM
I'm 5'9" 200 as of a couple days ago. I have no idea on my body fat %. I don't consider myself fat but I also can't see my abs. Just looking to lean up a little for summer before bulking again.

Unholy
03-23-2007, 11:55 PM
@ 200lbs what are you eating to maintain that weight. That sounds pretty solid at 5'9". I would take your maintenance and cut it by 15-20% and see how your body reacts.

Levantar
03-24-2007, 01:06 AM
I guess I need to try to figure out what my maintenence cals are first. Thanks for the help.