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    Adjusting calories in summer

    Since summer is near, and I work manual labor.. Should I up my calories to help compensate for it? I am planning on cutting in a few weeks anyways, but I was just wondering if I should up my calories after my cut to help maintain weight. I load trailers for 10~ hours a day and its usually 10 degrees hotter in the trailer than it is outside.

    At the moment, I'm 160.4 lbs and around 11-12% bodyfat (my guess since I can finally see my abs when I flex ) and I'm consuming 2500 calories a day.

    Thanks!

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    Well I figured I needed to increase my calories.. but I'm not really sure by how much. Last year I dropped 20 lbs (went from 170 to 150) over the summer eating everything I saw and drinking at least one 44oz Dr. Pepper every day but I still had a fairly high bodyfat. (I no longer do neither one of those.. 1 12oz diet dr. pepper a day )

    So.. assuming a 44oz fountain soda has 550 calories I probably just need to cut and then eat about 2500 calories. Would that be right?

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    I'm amazed that you only eat 2500 calories a day with that active of a lifestyle honestly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GWilly View Post
    Since summer is near, and I work manual labor.. Should I up my calories to help compensate for it? I am planning on cutting in a few weeks anyways, but I was just wondering if I should up my calories after my cut to help maintain weight. I load trailers for 10~ hours a day and its usually 10 degrees hotter in the trailer than it is outside.

    At the moment, I'm 160.4 lbs and around 11-12% bodyfat (my guess since I can finally see my abs when I flex ) and I'm consuming 2500 calories a day.

    Thanks!
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