https://fnic.nal.usda.gov/fnic/dri-calculator/ says 3534 calories
health-calc.com says 4091 calories
And Baylor university calorie calculator says 3589 calories
However things like bodybuilding.com say like 2300
And calculator.com says like 2500 so the rangers are anywhere from 2300ish to 4000 calories!!!
So which one do I go with?
I know the typical answer is to try each and if you gain weight you’re in surplus etc… but it’s really hard seeing what’s fat weight or food weight or water weight or glycogen etc…
So is there a certain calculator that I should follow?
I think I’ve mentioned my stats but here it is again
16 year old
Hits above 10k steps at least daily
Goes to gym for 1.5 hours for 5/6 days a week
5 foot 10 inches
Could anyone guestimate?
Because sure having a tdee of 4000 calories would be amazing but some of these websites may be inaccurate or frauds so I just wanted your guys’ opinions.