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    Caloric intake and fasting calculations?

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    Hey guys, would just like a bit of help here. I think I have it but I could be totally wrong.

    I'm 5 ft 7 and weight 162lbs. Baseline BMR is 1,792 and my RMR is 1,703.

    Taking into my moderate activity levels (strength train 3x a week, 30 minute to and from walk to work) they are 2,778 and 2,640 respectively.

    I would probably burn somewhere in the region of 200-300 calories with my walks and I have no idea how many calories I burn with my gymnastic strength training (1hr of pullups, dips, pistol squats)

    I eat roughly 1900 calories a day , strength train 3x a week. I'm currently doing a 2x24 hour IF protocol (Eat Stop Eat) and it's working great so far.


    • Normal weekly calories : 7x1900= 13300
    • Actual calories per week (taking into account my 2 day fast) : 13300 - 3800 = 9500
    • Divide the deficit total by 7 days = 543 calories deficit each day.
    • This 3800 calories roughly means 1lb of fat a week burned which is ideal.




    I'm just wondering, am I being a bit crazy with my numbers? Am I eating too little? I might have a cheat meal once a week but that'll stay roughly within my calories too, because I will adjust other meals and my macros to fit around it.
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    I do think you're eating too little, yeah.
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    I personally do not think you are eating too little. A 500 cal deficit per day is good for fat loss.

    More though, do you feel ok? Do you have good energy? Are you tired all the time? Are you hungry a lot between meals or do you feel satisfied? Those are probably better indicators of whether or not you are eating too little.

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    Gymnastic strength training, at your weight, just as a very rough guess would be about 600 calories per hour, or in that area.

    You could probably eat a little more.



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    I've gotten that estimate too but I cannot be too sure! I'm feeling good. I'm slightly peckish but I think that's due to my meals being irregular in size and not balanced (overall they are though).
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    Well one issue to consider is that often when someone works out a lot and expends energy that way, that they then veg-out at other times, so it's possible your overall expenditure isn't as high as you think.

    How active are you when not exercising/walking?



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