How do you guys figure out your maintenance calories? I know the standard way for estimating is multiplying your body weight by 15. Just wanna see everyone else’s method!
That’s the only way I know . Just have to change Marco’s when cut less carbs more fat . When bulk use regular carbs .
Good question, I’ve always just gone by the scale and seeing what it’s doing. But I know there’s got to be a better way
Many ways. Easiest is use the TDEE calculator.
I’ve tried using the tdee calculator and it just seems off to me for my Bodyweight and height it says my maintenance should be 3900 calories
I think people over complicate it. You have to start somewhere. i walk around between 180 and 192. When i started lifting i dieted down to 118 and figured that as my base. At that weight i ate 200 grams protein 200 grams of carbs and 2 servings of fats ed. After that it just became math. To gain weight add food. To lose take away food
It’s one of the most accurate around. Simplified it, multiple your weight by 10-15 depending on if you want to lose bulk etc.
So your weight by 12 or 13 would give you an estimate
Damn. I would put on good weight at 3900.
I don’t know how my maintenance can be 3900 lol that’s a lot. But I took my body weight and times it by 12 and got the number 3200ish so I’m gonna go to 3500 for my lean bull in a few months @DogsofWar
3200 is right at where I gain weight.
Here’s a question for ya about maintenance calories, my cut is about to end in 1 week. I’ve been in a Caloric deficit of 2500 a day, when I start my cruise should I stay at that 2500 or go up to maintenance
My opinion is to bump up slowly to give yourself a chance to see how you react. Bump it 300 calories for a week and see how you do. Then just adjust weekly until you hit your sweet spot. This is what has worked for me.