November 28, 2014 at 12:45 pm #176Bryan (LIUP)Keymaster
“I am incredibly active for my job and because most of our down time is spent doing something active or getting hammered because of the lack of activities on the island. I lift every single day, with the basic isometric splits i.e back and bi, chest and tris, leg day is twice a week. I log anywhere between 15-35 miles a week running (I keep my miles to a sub 7 pace) and swim in either the pool or ocean two or three times a week. I know what you’re thinking, that this is too much to see positive results or that my body doesn’t have time to heal, but just for discussions sake I need help figuring out what my caloric consumption needs to be to continue to burn fat without causing my body to go catabolic and start burning muscles as a energy source.”
I won’t comment on your activity level, but as for caloric consumption, I need a few details:
- body fat %, if you have it
Once I have that I can definitely give you a number.
November 28, 2014 at 7:51 pm #194Gabriel_GillespieParticipant
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I also do a pretty consistent job of getting one gram of protein per lb of lean muscle. I don’t eat fried or fatty foods, my diet is pretty clean. The bulk of my carbs comes from oatmeal or rice I make. I’m just concerned I’m under eating to maintain fat loss and just chasing my tail over here.
ThanksNovember 29, 2014 at 12:46 pm #196Andrew WaltersParticipant
How do you calculate body fat %?November 29, 2014 at 9:58 pm #198Gabriel_GillespieParticipant
I got measured at nine percent by my personal trainer when I was back in Texas about six months ago, and I’ve leaned out a good amount since then, so I ball parked my number. He used capiliers and an app on his Iphone to determine my percentage. I’m going to use a DEXA scan when I go home next.November 30, 2014 at 9:18 pm #199Bryan (LIUP)Keymaster
Gabriel — considering how much you’re exercising, your maintenance level is right around 3,800 calories/day. Eat at that level, see how you feel/respond, and then adjust from there.
Andrew — any trainer or fitness pro at your gym should be able to take it for you, either with calipers or a BEI machine. I’d honestly just get your own Omron body fat monitor to have at home, it’s so much more useful than a scale and only runs ~$30 bucks. Really easy to use on your own without much error.
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