View Full Version : is this a good calorie intake for a cut?

04-28-2007, 10:43 AM
i just started my cut and am feeling out my diet, i know everyones body differs on maintenance calories and what not but i was just wondering if these numbers sound good to you guys.

if i am burning between 3200-3600 cals per day (according to fitday) and trying to take in 2000 cals or less per day is this a good relationship?

im not sure how low i should make my cal intake to get a good deficit going and get rid of fat.

04-28-2007, 10:55 AM
Check out Precision Nutrition (http://www.precisionnutrition.com).

That will get you lean all year long and still be making, probably even better, gains.

04-28-2007, 11:05 AM
First you can't trust fitday for calories burned. You need to track and find out your maintence. If 3200 calories is your maintence, then 500 or so off that would be good for a 1lb a week weight loss. 2000 is way too low. You don't want to crash your metabolism by going too low.

04-28-2007, 11:19 AM
Indeed. I like a nice slow cut, myself. Easy, comfortable, and you keep more of your mass. Link in my sig has some info that might help.

04-28-2007, 12:43 PM
okay thanks for the input guys these posts really keep my motivation to lose the weight up.

plus i got my first ever response from the guru herself, built, what an honor.

04-28-2007, 12:46 PM
Hey built, Im just wondering about something.

What would you think off a faster cut(bigger deficiet) but with more frequent refeeds. Would that even things out a bit?

Just curious.

Btw Hondacivic, how much do you weight? BF%?

04-28-2007, 07:40 PM
honda, I ain't no guru - I just misquote them. ;)

Con - sure, some folks like doing it that way. I'm not one of 'em, but that's because I'm a pussy and hate feeling hungry.

04-29-2007, 09:44 AM
con- i dont have an accurate count on that, i never calculated my bf cause i dont know how but i would estimate around 14-15%? and im 5-11 185.
im decently lean on most of my body its just my stomach that has a nice layer of fat over it.