# Thread: How much do I eat?

1. ## How much do I eat?

How much do I eat when i am trying to cut while keeping my muscles? Do I train differently? You guys say to eat 5-6 meals a day while putting on muscle so how many meals should I eat a day while cutting?

2. eat the same amount of meal. Eat less than the amount of calories your body required. No you don't need to train differently

3. How do I know how much calories my body needs?

4. Calculate your BMR, there's a ton of formulas out there to do it. How much do you weigh, height, age, daily activities, etc...

5. Take your birthday. Assign it a numerical value based on that day (ie: Jan 1 =1, Dec 31=365). Multiply by 27. Find the square root. And then bite the bullet and track your calories for a week.

6. Originally Posted by Jorge Sanchez
Take your birthday. Assign it a numerical value based on that day (ie: Jan 1 =1, Dec 31=365). Multiply by 27. Find the square root. And then bite the bullet and track your calories for a week.
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7. Originally Posted by Jorge Sanchez
Take your birthday. Assign it a numerical value based on that day (ie: Jan 1 =1, Dec 31=365). Multiply by 27. Find the square root. And then bite the bullet and track your calories for a week.

That was GREAT. And that is how dumb questions are answered here at WBB.

8. i too am curious at what the most accurate way to find your BMR is...

at my club (lifetime fitness) there is this big hype about how they strap a big ole mask to your face and watch you run... (VO2 Max or somethin) and they say that the BMR they give you is the most accurate you can get...

i would never do it because: 1) you need to buy your own mask (\$90) 2) its like \$150 a session

is this v02 max thing aimed twards serious athletes? why woudl they (or anybody) need it? and why is it SO EXPENCIVE???

9. i guess it is for people who don't want to do calculation?

10. Yeah you don't need to do that VO2 max crap. I'd venture and say that it isn't necessary to know how many calories you usually eat. To cut all you have to do is just eat less...

I never knew really how many calories total that I'd eat while I was cutting, I could just tell how many less than normal I was usually eating. Uh does that even make sense?

11. So can anyone answer the question...'How do I figure out my matenince cals.?'

12. Search google for a maintenance calories calculator..they're everywhere..

type it like this verbatim.. "maintenance calories calculator" "free"

BMR is basal metabolic rate..do not use that..that's the calories required to maintain your bodyweight if you were 100% basal (meaning: motionless) for 24 hours.

Unless you guys have a different meaning for BMR?

13. Originally Posted by Gutz981
So can anyone answer the question...'How do I figure out my matenince cals.?'
Track everything you eat. Find out if you are gaining or losing weight on a weely basis. Adjust calories as needed.

14. You could also use www.fitday.com and it's free to use. Just sign up and go into your Home page and click Make my Journal Public, then click on the link above that and scroll down and it tells you your maintenance calories. It's just an approximation though. The best way is trial-and-error method.

15. 2983.5 does that sound about right for me? 5'5" 155 pounds...

16. wow, its like 1000 under what you need gutz

17. Originally Posted by Gutz981
2983.5 does that sound about right for me? 5'5" 155 pounds...
I came up with 2951.2, so I think you've got it. To bulk, up it by 500 and see how hat works out for you. Adjust one way or the other if necessary.

18. built has a hell of a cutting set check it out.....

19. http://www.freedieting.com/tools/cal...alculator.htm# - seems like a decent calculator, but I'm not a doctor...i just play one in the bedroom.

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