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Calories in Vs Calories out

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2011/03/10 19:16:02 (permalink)

Calories in Vs Calories out

okay, as i am on a bulk this dosen't really affect me, but this has always been something that BAMBOOZLED ME!

When on a cut, lets say for example you are consuming 2000 calories a day, so for 6 day week diet that would equal 12,000 calories.

How do you burn 12,000 calories a week? 30 min cardio usually burns 500 calories approx. iknow muscle burns cals to on a day to day basis but you can't exactly keep a track of that.

so in lemans terms, i find the 'cals in vs cals out' term a load of ****!

Can someone pleeeeease some this up for me. And for the people who are on a cut.

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    Gruffy
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    Re:Calories in Vs Calories out 2011/03/10 19:23:54 (permalink)
    You would be surprised at how many calories you are burning during the rest of the day. At your weight, probably 150 per hour while sat on the sofa watching TV. Probably 80 an hour while sleeping. It all adds up.
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    Gruffy
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    Re:Calories in Vs Calories out 2011/03/10 19:25:14 (permalink)
    Is your query more about how to measure the 'calories out' day-to-day?
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    Re:Calories in Vs Calories out 2011/03/10 19:38:39 (permalink)
    Living.
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    banksy
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    Re:Calories in Vs Calories out 2011/03/10 20:42:34 (permalink)
    yes, i think you missed the point. It was more of 'How to measure' - ' how will you know how many cals you are burning'
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    Re:Calories in Vs Calories out 2011/03/10 20:44:35 (permalink)
    Experimenting, see what you eat and when you gain.
    I dont gain when i eat between 2500 and 3000 kcals.
    anything more and I steadily gain weight.
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    Re:Calories in Vs Calories out 2011/03/10 21:08:30 (permalink)
    As above. Assuming your activity levels are relatively consistent it's a case of looking at your calories alongside your weight. You can fairly quickly work out what your own maintenance calories are - ie. how many calories you burn during the day.
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    Re:Calories in Vs Calories out 2011/03/10 21:15:44 (permalink)
    Check the post i made about my diet plan please.

    http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/tm.aspx?high=&m=4358762&mpage=1#4359067
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    Re:Calories in Vs Calories out 2011/03/11 08:12:43 (permalink)
    I had V02 tests done the other year and my Basic Metabolic rate (basically energy used at rest) was 1600 Kcal. So anything more strenuous than lying about and I'm going to use more than 1600 kcal a day

    I'm not sure how else you can get this measured.
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    Re:Calories in Vs Calories out 2011/03/11 08:21:30 (permalink)
    banksy

    yes, i think you missed the point. It was more of 'How to measure' - ' how will you know how many cals you are burning'


    You don't need to know. There are some kcal calculators out there but its a guestamate and at best a starting point. Even gas measurments in a lab will have error and may be even be significantly off.
     
    Put in place a diet inline with your goals. Monitor the results. Change if you don't progress towards you goals.
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    Re:Calories in Vs Calories out 2011/03/11 13:51:23 (permalink)
    Agree with iaink i can eat up to 5000 cals and not put weight on what you need to remember is that your metabolism is normally a few day behind as such so you may eat 4000 cals on a wednesday 3000 on a thur and notce a weight increse on a friday get a diet sort and monitor and make changes when needed
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