# >Your food consumption should provide 500 to 1,000 calories less than your total weight-maintenance calories

>Your food consumption should provide 500 to 1,000 calories less than your total weight-maintenance calories
>First, multiply your current weight by 15 — that's roughly the number of calories per pound of body weight needed to maintain your current weight if you are moderately active.

Ok, dope. I weigh 140lbs. 140 x 15 = 2100. 2100 - 1000 is 1100.

>However, calorie intake should not fall below 1,200 a day in women or 1,500 a day in men
What

1. 4 months ago
Anonymous

You don't actually need 1500 calories a day, it's just an arbitrary value where you should still be able to meet your nutrient needs.
You'd probably feel better off if you did stick to 1500 but then just burn an extra 400 or more.

2. 4 months ago
Anonymous

All of these numbers are guessing at best and you need to figure out your TDEE manually. Lose weight by being more active not reducing calories massively to nothing.

• 4 months ago
Anonymous

Everyone should figure out their actual TDEE manually. At 5'5" 123lbs my maintenance cals were 2300 without even being that active.

Define "manually". Does using the calculator at http://www.fitnessfrog.com/calculators/tdee-calculator.html like from the sticky count as manually?

• 4 months ago
Anonymous

this. i started out cutting at like 1800 to lose weight, got down to 145 lbs before i decided to stop. turns out that was massive overkill, i’ve been eating like 2500 for the last month plus and haven’t gained back a single pound

3. 4 months ago
Anonymous

If you only weigh 140lbs why are you trying to lose weight?

It doesnt make sense unless you're 4ft tall

• 4 months ago
Anonymous

im a manlet and skinny fat

• 4 months ago
Anonymous

Ok so turn the fat into muscle by lifting. If you lose your body fat without doing that you will look like a garden gnome in auschwitz.

• 4 months ago
Anonymous

>just convert one type of tissue to another type of tissue

• 4 months ago
Anonymous

is that not how it works? lifting reduces your body fat %

• 4 months ago
Anonymous

???
Explain

• 4 months ago
Anonymous

more body with same fat means bf% is lower.

• 4 months ago
Anonymous

I love how it took 3 responses for anyone to say this.

• 4 months ago
Anonymous

moron, i'm 175cm and 15%bf at 62kg

• 4 months ago
Anonymous

That's awful. You should lift.

4. 4 months ago
Anonymous

this is retarded and im not reading all that

you shouldn't just eat an arbitrary amount
what if its your day off and you dont do shit that day? take a net loss? 3-5 times a month?
LARD

5. 4 months ago
Anonymous

I don’t count calories, I just eat until it hurts once a day
Has done wonders for gains and bf%

6. 4 months ago
Anonymous

Yeah? Are you fucking retarded or what? It said 500 TO 1000 calories. If you weigh 140lbs, you probably should not / don't need to go for the extreme upper limit 1000 calorie deficit fucking moron. It's for people who weigh 300lbs,

The leaner and smaller you are, the slower and smaller your deficit should be. It's just not realistic to keep losing 2% of bodyfat every month once you get into that 10-12% territory. But when you are 30% bf fuck yeah you can drop 2% every month.

7. 4 months ago
Anonymous

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One day they'll perma your bitchass and all will be right with the world.

8. 4 months ago
Anonymous

>doesn't know metabolism can adjust to preserve calories

Just fast

• 4 months ago
Anonymous

No amount of metabolism adjustment will overcome a 1000kcal deficit dipshit. Keep exercising.

9. 4 months ago
Anonymous

should i eat less or exercise more to get rid my skinnyfat belly

• 4 months ago
Anonymous

Eat less. You might want to build some core muscle first, but the fat layer is unrelated to that.

• 4 months ago
Anonymous

skinnyfat is tricky because fat is not that metabolically demanding especially if you have no muscle mass, you need to lift at maintenance calories

10. 4 months ago
Anonymous

>However, calorie intake should not fall below 1,200 a day in women or 1,500 a day in men
>What
Legal ass covering. Get a better estimate of your TDEE first, though.

11. 4 months ago
Anonymous

Everyone should figure out their actual TDEE manually. At 5'5" 123lbs my maintenance cals were 2300 without even being that active.

12. 4 months ago
Anonymous

I'm 5'7 and 130lbs so my TDEE is apparently 1,815. So I only need 2k too gain weight

13. 4 months ago
Anonymous

>If only it were that simple!
>proceeds to needlessly complicate the matter

14. 4 months ago
Anonymous

Do you not know what the word "to" means, you fucking brainlet?

15. 4 months ago
Anonymous

>First, multiply your current weight by 15 — that's roughly the number of calories per pound of body weight needed to maintain your current weight if you are moderately active.

Ok well this is wrong. Im 210 lbs and that would be 3150 calories. My maintenance is around 2500-2600. I eat 2k to cut and 3k to bulk.

• 4 months ago
Anonymous

>if you are moderately active

16. 4 months ago
Anonymous

Never to listen to anybody in medicine and journalism if you lift weights. What they know does not apply to you. You have to eat more because you're growing muscle and it can't turn into fat because you're using it to grow muscle.