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2008/05/21 22:50:36 (permalink)

Calories needed

The formula "bodyweight in lbs x 18 = your maintaince calories needed per day....
is this true? and also right?
as i think if i needed the amount which is calulated id be putting weight on if anything

can someone explain if this ways right?

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    RE: Calories needed 2008/05/22 00:22:41 (permalink)
    there is no right calculation, you may dig the road all day long whilst I sit at a desk. I may run 2miles in the morning, you may not.

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    RE: Calories needed 2008/05/25 12:04:21 (permalink)
    Like he said it's trial and error to find your exact maintenance calories a day. The calculations which are given are only good for a starting point. I'd try eating that many calories a day and then monitor your weight to see if it is increasing or decreasing. If it is you know you need to adjust calories you intake. Here's another calculator with more variables: http://www.johnberardi.com/updates/july262002/na_masscalculator.htm
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    RE: Calories needed 2008/05/25 13:55:57 (permalink)
    I suppose you could use it as a very very rough guide, there are better formulas out there that take a lot of factors into account and are not rocket science to complete (harris benedict). Using your method of a multiplier number x bw in lbs it's often said that to lose fat you need 12-13 x bw lbs for fat loss - I'm currently on 15 x bw in lbs and losing the pudge quite nicely so it doesn't always work out as you would hope!

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