What method do you use to calculate maintenance calories?
I'm now 190lbs @ 12.5% BF - looking to get under 10% BF
I used to use the harris benedict formula - but in my opinion this equation overestimates maintenance calories (around 3000 for 190lbs)
I see Lyle McDonald uses a basic LBS*15 for men (but says that it can vary between (14 -16)*lbs
I used to weigh 120lbs at 6 foot, and got up to 204lbs, and I am now cutting for the first time ever; So this is the first time I've been worried about accurate calorie calculations.
I'm planning to eat around 2480 calories/day to shred excess bodyfat (2850 maintenance - 365). I will cycle this. On training days I will eat 2750 (4 days/week), non-training 2100.
Does this look like a good starting point?