ill go with the higher stats u gave
total fat =152x0.25=38 .:. leanbodyweight =152-38=114
your maintenance calories = Your bodyweight (lbs) X 15 = 152x15=2280
if you wanted to be even more scientific you could calculate your BMR ( http://html.ketv.com/sh/idi/health/calcs/bmrcalc.html
) and x it by your activity level factor ( http://building-muscle-now.com/weight-lifting-diet.html
) which then in turn would calculate how many calories you would burn if you sat in bed all day
if i was you tho id ignore all the technical mumbo jumbo and stop worrying about calories or what not. dont go by calories as a calorie has different means in the UK and US.
basically i would start at around 150-170 carbs a day and see if any weight is lost, if so stick to the same amount until you stop losing weight and reduce the carbs from there. obviously you need to be doing suficient cardio ie morning pre breakfast 3-5 times a week.
i also read your other post, instead of a 20min jog do > 35mins on the bike and get your heart rate in the fat burning zone, 60% (menu usually on bike)
i know you've injured your hand but cant you do any weights? great for fat burning and muscle building/maintaining. you can always hold the bar in the palm of your hand on things like benching, or you could even do weights with 1 arm
if you need any more help just pm
post edited by danburb - 2008/05/14 23:51:27