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2011/04/08 10:31:44 (permalink)
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maintenence cals

Hey chaps, just wondering how you calculate maintenence calories? Also to work out the cals of your intake do you follow protein and carbs multiplied by four, and multiply your fats by nine? That is what i heard somewhere. I just want to know if that is correct?

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    Tuffy
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    Re:maintenence cals 2011/04/08 10:33:59 (permalink)
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    Not sure about how to calculate maintenence cals but you are right about the 4 x g for carbs and protein and 9 x g fat for your calories.
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    Re:maintenence cals 2011/04/08 10:44:21 (permalink)
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    Cheers for that mate
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    Re:maintenence cals 2011/04/08 11:17:26 (permalink)
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    http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/
     
    I use this then multiply it by '1.6'.
     
    That number may very depending on your lifestyle however, but I find this a good base to start playing with my intake.
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    Re:maintenence cals 2011/04/08 11:34:04 (permalink)
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    The only way to calculate maintenance calories is by trial and error. There are far too many variables to do it accurately any other way. Use the formulas and whatnot to give you a guide baseline and then monitor and adjust. You'll know it's maintenance for your current activity levels when your weight is flat. Knowing that 500cals per day equals 1lb in bodyweight per week you can make small adjustments to work out your maintenance calories.
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