I had an idea that maybe the thing to do is to start eating for where I want to be weight and body comp wise, but when I started running the numbers via different BMR calculations, I realized that for a given LBM, BMR doesn’t vary much.
The Katch-McArdle calculation gives the same result for a given LBM regardless of total bodyweight. The Harris-Mifflin equation results in a difference of roughly 250cal for 237@24% vs 195@8%.
GIVEN that this is even a little bit accurate, AND that the biggest problem I’ve ever had is transitioning to a healthy maintenance diet, I had an idea.
MAYBE it makes more sense to start now eating right, enough protein, not too much fat, moderate carbs, calorie levels set by LBM, so as to develop the habit, and then adding activity/exercise beyond that which I’d normally engage in order to create a caloric deficit.
Then, as the body comp changes, I can scale back the activity and keep those things that I want to be a long-term part of my life, and that’s mostly just lifting heavy stuff.
I don’t post much, every couple of years I get a random idea. Any thoughts are appreciated.