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Calories in BCAAs AnthonyDee 1 4 monthsAnthonyDee (1): I think this is the first article I've seen that provides research on the caloric content of BCAAs and explains why supplement companies label their products the way they do!
Counting Egg Calories robinxchrom 9 2 yearsezvmoneybeast (1348): Open thread to view post.
summer job ended, did I adjust macros right? Kecaldesian 4 2 yearsBeans (4204): Open thread to view post.
Calories burned csizemore21 17 2 yearscsizemore21 (799): @SOLARSUPLEX not a bad idea,@wannabemuscular yeah man we can't have any body accessories at all, @FiremanSi what's doubtful? I'm not dumb with tracking lol, I mean iv put on 40 pounds of mass and not much fat in a pretty short time. I track pretty much everything everyday
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Female calories robinxchrom 2 2 yearsBeans (4204): This is the calculator I usually use. You can enter your info, then use the Harris Benedict multiplier provided in the link below the calculator.
Macros - Eating out kozzletoff 8 2 yearsTamere02 (1474): rarely eat out at restaurants but when I go on nights out and now I will either eat out before or after a drinking+ clubbing session I just leave around 1200-1500 kcals and make sure to hit my fibre target for the day. I'm sure I haven't reached my kcal target doing this but whats one day not hitting the right amount in a week?
Correct macros? docriley21 5 2 yearsFrostshock (13324): Open thread to view post.
PLEASE HELP. MeganRosehart 13 3 yearswannabemuscular (32058): Sounds better. Remember, it's a starting point. If you're maintaining weight and don't feel you're gaining as you want, slowly add calories. Like 100 per week or so. And on the flip side, if you're gaining too fast, pull back on the calories a bit or add more cardio. Oh, and nice midsection!
Macros seansaeed12 2 3 yearsPerfidy (3094): There's this really conveniently placed thread at the top of the forums:
If you are eating 1g/BW while bulking... ajm87 4 3 yearsJordanWFitness (829): I re evaluate my calories during a bulk bi weekly or when my weight stalls. That would rework my macros but I wouldn't be taking away from carbs typically if I'm bulking calories as a whole increase.
Which calorie calculator is better? hollyhopeful5678 6 3 yearshollyhopeful5678 (1693): Thanks all! Hungry me = grumpy household.
Calorie intake question ryan_929 11 3 yearsryan_929 (478): That's exactly the answer I needed, thanks
counting calories ? Fincheey 6 3 yearsFiremanSi (42145): @Fincheey No worries dude.
First time calculating my caloric needs BreakingJoe Jump to first page44Jump to last page 3 yearsajm87 (409): not questioning him, just asking him questions if that makes sense? lol im following his advice and eating 2840 cals, 120g protein, 80g fat, 410 carbs.
**MFP USERS GTFIH.. WANT PRECISE MACROS !!! FiremanSi 9 3 yearsFiremanSi (42145): @Frostshock Was delighted with this.. it's the simple things. haha.
College and Lifting, advice please! Sedlo18 8 3 yearsKphan18 (61): Train hard, diet harder, study even harder but get involved with the social side of theings
Eating Healthy your New Years Resolution? jgg0123 1 3 yearsjgg0123 (1): Let LIFESTYLE MEALS help! For a month’s supply of food, the cost would be $275 (normally $400) and this includes: · 60 meals total (15 delivered every Sunday or Monday for 4 weeks) starting January 5th or 6th. · Each weekly delivery comes frozen with 5 of each: breakfasts, lunches and dinners. · Consists of low-sugar and sodium meals with high fiber and protein. · Cost per meal comes to $4.58 · ...
calories burned walking Sach 5 3 yearsHamer93 (9553): Surely depends on how fast you walk? Walking is too generic term. Are you walking on a treadmill? Walking up over hills? Etc etc
Whats your calorie deficit when cutting? jayc0 14 3 yearseknight (56434): Just sayin... Welcome to the boards, nonetheless. -3X
A How To: Calculating YOUR Macros Kansas___Boyyyyy 27 3 yearsthe1 (33834): great write up bro
need diet help dazzler95 8 4 yearsFiremanSi (42145): I've tried both way of not fat before and after and having both.... no difference for me personally. Just focused on hitting my caloric goal for the day.
Best calorie calculator? jarda 4 4 yearsmattd534 (3208):
Whats my energy level Hamer93 6 4 yearsFiremanSi (42145): Bout 50-60euro tops... ebay or amazon.
How do you guys count ur calories? Kevinlam 8 4 yearswannabemuscular (32058): Open thread to view post.
How many calories do you EAT!!!!! mattd534 Jump to first page35Jump to last page 4 yearsHewy007 (2980): unreal
Confused on calories in vs calories out slowurroll 9 4 yearseknight (56434): ^^ this. Plus, most people don't realize that 75-80% of your RMR is based on normal bodily functions (ie, neurological, immune, CV, etc) and has nothing to do with how often or hard you train, your body composition, or anything else. -3X
How much calories am I losing? manletofsteel298 9 4 yearsjja0016 (829): lmao
Counting calories is meaningless. Baggy 4 4 yearscolt45 (124): mate! newspapers are full of bullshit
Keeping track of Macros TriggaTony 7 4 yearsFiremanSi (42145): ^^This. I used it day in day out. Even with custom u can only use percentages but i know what i have to hit and i keep to that.
Which formula do you use for cal intake? ajm87 6 4 yearsHewy007 (2980): pretty awesome
eyeballing calories- how to do it! fLx_ 22 4 yearseknight (56434): Some food for thought: "Energy intake and energy expenditure: a controlled study comparing dietitians and non-dietitians." J Am Diet Assoc. 2002 Oct;102(10):1428-32. Abstract BACKGROUND: Underreporting of food intake has been commonly observed. We hypothesized that experience with recording dietary information might increase the accuracy of the records. To test this hypothesis, we compared energy intake and energy expenditure in...
Starting tracking macros/cals maxsampson 7 4 yearsDevil82 (1240): @maxsampson just get one that's not that pricey, good display, tare function. and make sure the scale registers the same on all different corners. So take a small key or something, place it in different corners and spots on the scale, make sure the readings stays the same.
Anyone use My Macros Plus? Swift 7 4 yearsDanimal_88 (9757): @eknight Thanks man!! It definitely seems like a great tool to use to have even more control over your body. My only real concern from purchasing is that I know who anal I am about this stuff and I think that if I implement anymore ways to track things it might consume my life more than it already has lol
Height, weight, and number of cals per day? mikew Jump to first page75Jump to last page 4 yearsBRANDON_12 (1528): 189ish 5'10 3300 cals bulking
Anyone stop tracking macros completely? ripeanus Jump to first page45Jump to last page 4 yearsLexy81 (28): I've added up calories and its 2000, I've done it all on my fitness pal il upload a screen shot of it start trying to get my head around macros tomorrow! I'm not being restrictive cos I love what I'm eating!
how to get macros of bone in jja0016 13 4 yearsmikew (11169): @oceanair killing it in this thread!!! Ha ha ha ha. @jja0016 does this link help - I'd figure the serving size at 6-8 oz.
to those who use myfitnesspal oshag_hennessey 5 4 yearsoshag_hennessey (25): oh okay. appreciate the help from both of you
How Do you? BigEazyE_RSD 18 4 yearsKansas___Boyyyyy (3322): robinson isnt thick either we used to hang out at a bar in lawrence, dude is way tall though
Calorie Counting ceerope2128 6 4 years4real (3319): @Thisisscotty Thats generaly how long it takes to digest and get all macros n micros outa fondu i belive not sure. Am i tight EK?
Athlete: how to account for burned kcal? BigEazyE_RSD 18 4 yearsKD310 (1): i personally have no comlaints with the UP it tracks my activity for the day, monitors my sleep, and it has there own myfitnesspal built all built into the app in your phone, and the fuel only has half of that but is more flashy and more flashy lights on it. if that matters lol
calories?? dhoward 10 4 yearsDirkenhiemer (12145): You are one cheeky motherfucker. I knew there was a reason I liked you!
accurate site eingold 2 4 yearstrumotivation (25): people have recommended this site to me on this forum, not sure how accurate but they swear by it
cardio during cut KingLeonidasXIV 4 4 yearsFiremanSi (42145): Dude i normally do HIIT if there's a high chance i'll get bored: for 25mins 3mins HR: 120 2mins HR: 130 1mins HR: 140-160 x 3 But recently i've been tinkering with LISS (Low intensity steady state cardio... i.e. walkin like a bitch. I do 25mins full incline of 15degrees at a pace of bout 4-5mph i think.. medium walking pace basically. Ment to be a good type of cardio for burning cals and...
Does Maintenance Cals Change when Cutting??? FiremanSi 5 4 yearsFiremanSi (42145): Yeah your spot on about watching your body and how it responds by just altering ur carbs. U've just said exactly what i was thinking.. but just couldn't get the words together. thanks man. It makes sense..
Question about bulking/cutting stamp 6 4 yearsDamon1962 (529): @Stupot316 Interesting point bringing up the metabolic factor. From my general understanding and practical experience, I agree that metabolism, metabolic manipulation and flexibility all play a role in one's diet. However, in a controlled and smart cut/bulk, one's metabolism should not be too wrecked or have drastic swings and that should allow for greater chance of linear changes due to calories in and calories out. Your added term...
calories per day johon6 30 4 yearsnastybeast (31): Hey someone mind explaining to me why would we lose muscle on a cut and when does it happen?
Calculating your personal TDEE Millennium1 8 4 yearsMillennium1 (586): @Dukenhiemer - Which begs the question why am I unable to lose weight? I was eating more per day and wasn't losing weight then either. Adding cardio and cutting cals were results of not dropping weight week to week. Its a frustrating problem. It should be a simple matter of eating less than I'm putting out but I can't seem to figure out how much to eat and still lose weight. I keep slowly reducing cals and yet I'm not getting anywhere.
How to track my Macro easily Broschette 12 4 yearsHighdeas (1635): lol love it
Please help macros/calories 4real 1 4 years4real (3319): Hey guys. Using online calculators my maintenance is 2000 cal personally id say its a bit higher could you guys help confirm this Bulk 300c/125p/55f. 200 cal surplus Cut. 138c/150p/50f 400 cal deficit. My stats are age 14 wieght 125 pounds hieght 166cm full body split 3x a week body fat ~12 and advice is greatly appriciated
New Video: How to Use Calorie Calculators RohanFLB 3 4 yearsThedude67 (3088): I'm willing to bet more people would watch ur vids if they were a lot shorter...
macro counting cassious 2 4 yearsjohon6 (1393): use myfitnesspal dude, just weigh your food, stick in what you eat and BOSH it spits out everything for you :)
BMR WTF ! johon6 6 4 yearsajones46 (11698): That. The BMR calculators will get you in the ballpark, but you'll have to find the 'actual' number yourself.
Diet question leokozian 9 4 yearsleokozian (250): @dwatson thank you, you answered my question :)
How do you count your calories? FaithSullivan 14 4 yearsSwoleAnimal (5971): When I go out to random places sometimes I just go ahead and estimate 500-1000 calories. Usually meals fall within this range and you can kind of guess on portions. Of course, if I was cutting I'd like to be a bit more precise.
BMR ceerope2128 17 4 yearseknight (56434): Running your numbers I get maintenance at ~3100 kcals, not 3500. If you dieted for 18 months with any kind of severe restriction it's possible (likely) that- as you noted above, and I was hinting for OP- you've had some metabolic down regulation. I should have actually been more specific in saying that BMR calculators are accurate within 3% for most healthy people. You'd need to use an adjusted bw for obese people and throw them (the formulas)...
Is this right? Markovich 26 4 yearsDragonian (4951): A bodybuilding version of the greatest stepbrothers quote of all time, will certainly be using this one again maxreps4u
Calorie intake calculations jforellana00 3 4 yearsRicky7Sanchez (1): I need some advice. I am currently 167 pounds and average around 3000 calories per day. I am naturally very skinny so this was my bulking phase. I am very displeased because i am currently 16 percent body fat and lost my lower abs. WHat is a good calorie intake for me? I eat very clean.
calorie storage/burning brianconnolly Jump to first page31Jump to last page 4 yearsbrianconnolly (1): i have several books to be honest and they all say 3500 cals equate to a pound.. and because pounds and grams are both measurements of weight obviously calories and grams can be compared... its not me neatly boxing stuff, im just trying to compare stuff in grams rather than pounds. off to bed now with anatomy and physioligy for dummies :) cheers eknight
Confused on cutting diet calorie amount Endure91 13 4 yearsEndure91 (1): Thanks alot buddy I been researching like every single night it all comes together well (y) no time to waste
Help with calculating daily intakes kgreene110 3 4 yearskgreene110 (4): Smart ass haha
Bmr Jayatfc11 3 4 yearsJayatfc11 (274): @eknight, do I subtract deficit from bmr mine is 2184 or calories burned 3604
finally doing it! GettingThere 9 4 yearsMaarten (4299): Achievement unlocked!
Question about logging food?? Thedude67 4 4 yearsThedude67 (3088): Nice! I'll check it out for sure...Been using, it's not as user friendly as this app sounds...
People who count macro's tamere01 20 4 yearsLBC47 (40): I like Fat secret's "Calorie Counter" for iphone. It is very clear on macros and has the best database I think and you can set your RDI or daily calories you want to hit. It's never failed me on scanning an item either.
Best way to explain macros Jayatfc11 9 4 yearsjonrivs49 (3001): Macronutrients. base on its name MACRO means Big. Nutrients you get from whole foods. Micro. small.. small nutrients vitamins and minerals..
Cals Burned on PHAT TheBangBus 6 4 yearsstewie (442): It's not as scientific as you might think. I used a polar heart rate monitor, which calculates calories burned using weight, fitness level, heart rate, age etc. I calculated both power and hypertrophy days twice and used the average. Polar has been shown to be fairly accurate in calculating calories burned.
Best Caloric Needs calculator ionatan 14 4 yearsDVG17 (1): I do have carbs just less than my protein intake
Need help with cutting kcal nikksi 3 4 yearsnikksi (1): okey, thanks for the help!
Macros-- weekly vs. daily? latresonthemenga 4 4 yearsIn4gainZ (454): That doesn't matter, if you will put the amount of macros you need you can do it in even 20 years just hope you will still have some T on your body. There is AAAA Reason why people focus on Daily macros, the biggest reason why is because you need the nutrients for the body to start recovering NOW so you will be ready to your next workout and get most of it. If you need 5k calories a day, get every day 4k calories and then on Saturday get 11k...
Calculating Macros with Excel nosquatch 1 4 yearsnosquatch (25): Step by step tutorial for beginners who want to calculate their daily caloric and macronutrient requirements:
Teenager counting calories + DOMS SORENESS YoBrah 4 4 yearsionatan (31): Use myfitnesspal for everything you put in your mouth, except fruits and veggies. Buy an electric kitchen scale, each time you eat lets say chicken, put in on the scale, for example 200g of chicken, and then put it in myfitnesspal. If you wanna lose weight, I recommed taking your bodyweight x 12 or 13. Thats the calories you should be consuming. Do 30-45minutes of cardio 3-5 times a week. Eat 1g per lb of bodyweight of protein, the rest...
help please tamere01 3 4 yearstamere01 (7126): cheers.
Bulk/Cutting Calculator (link) JJ3065 1 4 yearsJJ3065 (6900): clickable text I cant remember if I ever posted this or if anybody else ever did. This is a bulk/maintain/cut calculator. Take a look at it, play with, and please comment as to its 'validity'. Much appreciated.
Should I train at maintenance if Im running? cassious 17 5 yearsigg (2626): twice per week? deffs dont agree with this. LISS is fine atleast every other day
Just count cals! Thewasp 3 5 yearsLinus (154): No need to worry about what you eat tbh. It's the amount, ask pete!
calorie macros and calories issue? MachineKid 1 5 yearsMachineKid (1): I used some on-line calorie calculators and worked an average for me to bulk. I'm good at being consistent but I have found I', struggling to bulk, looking at 1lb per week gains I have none as of yet for two and half weeks. I'm 196lbs 10% BDF I have 235g Protein, 400g carbs, 110gs fat = 3500 cals second week of thi time increase carbs to 150 = 3650 cals no change. am I working this out wrong as online calculators worked out I...
Calorie deficit quick question Thewasp 3 5 yearsThewasp (67): Calorie counter? I just had ice cream with a friend, but i want to be at my goal and i passed it, so i might do more jump rope, also i did hiit thia morning. So does that mean i can eat more?
Online Calorie Counter JJ3065 Jump to first page32Jump to last page 5 yearsJJ3065 (6900): Sweet input, real constructive stuff. thats too high speed soldier
How do you guys track your weight accurately Jordan336 6 5 yearsJordan336 (7): I already use a scale lol
How active would you say I am? Jordan336 5 5 yearsAmy0582 (373): OP, I would say lightly active. As someone else stated, be pretty conservative with the amount of activity. I usually put active and I work 8+ hours a day, chasing 4 year olds around, cleaning etc. Seriously, almost never stop. Then I walk at least a half hour a day and train (weights or cardio) 6 days a week. I'd rather underestimate than overestimate with that though. Remember, online calculators are a rough estimate!
started my cutting diet Wbauman 8 5 yearsWbauman (952): Well one week today. I'm down 2 lbs. Taking it one day at a time. Weighed same time and same conditions. Maybe some water weight. We will see next week.
Clean bulk Archdacko 5 5 yearsalexmuller (5452): There you go.
Cutting Sergeboxer13 4 5 yearsdiscipline (37): subtract from calorie maintenance level(BMR x activity level= calorie maintenance)
How do you Scale out your Cluck Cluck?? SRorhrbac0808 5 5 yearsDukenhiemer (23893): Cooked!
layne nortons cutting diet confusion andy17 8 5 yearsandy17 (1): well im 181 pounds at 16-17% bf been training hard for about 2 years i used to be really fat when i was younger like 90kgs and x% bf who knows so im taking everything serious and trying to lose that subborn lay of fat im scared with since losing weight :@ fucking gay, so i've always calculated endomorph.. figured it would be more appropriate?
calorie counting? misc 6 5 yearsWaxyLizard (756):
What makes us fat or all calories aren't equ BaiTu 2 5 yearsJusu (618): Saw this a couple days ago... by Layne Norton "Is a Calorie Truly Just a Calorie? Posted In: Contest Prep “To say that obesity is caused by merely consuming too many calories is like saying that the only cause of the American Revolution was the Boston Tea Party.” ~Adelle Davis This quote gets to the core of a basic question that is the topic of much discussion in...
have you all been living like this? tarotale 12 5 yearsbrian12 (9495): set up a meal plan - a list of the meals you like and the ingredients you need. And write down the macro's and calorie total. Then you just use that list as a reference and you don't need to count calories everyday! It is only hard for a month or two - then you can do it quite accurately on instinct^^
Your thoughts on this article westmj1 5 5 years360_fiver (76): Someone posted this a while ago. Basically he eats McDonald's every day for a month in order to try and get rid of the myths that super size me created. He sticks in his caloric limit, he exercises and he manages to lose weight while only eating McDonald's.
man, does calorie count all that matter? tarotale 16 5 yearstarotale (433): @360, dude excellent idea. i think serious bulkers and cutters have the simplest diets anyways. @the1: dude idk man lol, 10lb of chicken equals about 10bucks at walmart, besides, I am going to find protein sources from other cheaper sources too, like tilapia which contains 20 pieces in a package for about 11bucks, then we got eggs, and protein supplements. anyways, I need scales really bad, can't do shit without the kitchen scale.
Macros and calorie? fitnessiQ 2 5 yearsadam82a (3100): Calculate your maintenance calories. There are a number of tools on the internet which will help you with that. Then go for 300-500 calories above or under depending on if you are cutting or bulking. The suggested macro ratio on this forum seems to be 50c, 30p, 20f
Help with daily calorie needs.confused? sexpanther 4 5 yearsEminentChill (49): Everyone has a very personalized/individual experience regarding food. F the calculator at this point. If you're eating 2300-2400 calories but STILL not losing, seems to me like the only thing to do is drop down to like 2100-2200 calories by cutting out some carbs. Trial and error brotha.
How much calories do I need per day? DFMaster240 5 5 yearsDFMaster240 (577): Yo guys it said i need about 3235 calories a day to gain weight, does that look about right? i am 15 150lbs, i am 5'11. Oh and do i need to change the calorie number on my rest days or should i keep the number same?
Question about kcal burned from working out? mattcrouch1502 11 5 yearsmattcrouch1502 (31): yeah i am tracking my strength and keeping pics for motivation. and this site and forum is a awesome resource.
Where do the calories in Vodka come from? chestme4321 10 5 yearslift4life (595): clickable text
How many calories should you take in per day RossJohn 10 5 yearsbrian12 (9495): According to Layne Norton Calculating Metabolic Rate and Caloric Intake JANUARY 28, 2011 BY LYLE MCDONALD LEAVE A COMMENT Q: I am unclear on the determinants of metabolic rate and how to determine how many calories I should be taking in to either maintain my bodyweight, lose fat or gain muscle. What determines metabolic rate and how can I determine mine? Lyle McDonald: There are three major factors which determine how many calories we need...