We’re often asked “How many calories should I be eating?” Between RMR and BMR and net calories and total calories and deficits it can all be a little overwhelming and confusing. We know. Here’s how to quickly figure out how many calories you should be eating.
Sedentary: You work in an office or at home and sit for most of the day. Current weight in pounds x 12 = Calories needed to maintain weight.
Moderately Active: You walk or are on your feet for most of the day (i.e server in a restaurant) or are doing one of our entry level programs. Current weight in pounds x 13 = Calories needed to maintain weight.
One of the big questions is what and how much to eat when doing an intense, muscle building program like Chalean Extreme, Les Mills Pump, or even Body Beast. This is very important, because if you do not eat enough, or you don’t give your body enough protein, it will begin to break down your MUSCLE to use as fuel!!! I’m no sooth-sayer, but my thought is that if you’re taking the time and spending your energies on an intense fat loss, muscle-building workout program, then chances are you aren’t in it to loose muscle. Follow the instructions below to set up your eating plan to help your body burn fat, build muscle and increase your metabolism naturally when you do combined strength-training and cardio workouts!
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These are two varying methods to find your BMR Basic Metabolic Rate and TDEE Total Daily Energy Expenditure. If you are already very fit, I believe the first method works well. If you are just beginning your fitness journey or … Continue reading