I am 329, and have no idea as to my BF %. I would imagine that it is quite high.
Would I *need* to know that before I think about how many calories I need?
I have a really simplistic understanding of it caloric intake(deficit and surplus)
Since I am 329:
So, as long as I keep it below 3948, I am at a deficit, right? That's how I understand it. Isn't that the amount of calories my body requires to maintain this tremendous weight, and that it will burn with just me doing nothing?
I do no cardio
[I wanted to start, but I want to get my diet straightened out first. And when I do start it will be light cardio
(walking, neighborhood cruising bicycling). Nothing intense.]
I lift twice a week, I added some more lifts to my work out last time also, it still does not take long though.
I am thinking that I should be consuming 2500-3000 calories per day. What do you guys think of this?
(Also, should I be "cutting" at all? I know that most will agree with me that I should, but I have heard it argued that one should put on the desired muscle mass *first*, before cutting, because then when one lost weight, and decided they wanted to bulk, they would just have to cut down again. Furthermore, by bulking first and increasing your muscle mass that will increase your metabolism and help you lose fat faster anyway)
Thanks for reading.