I have been going through some processes to determine my current maintenance calories as I have reached a point where I am sick of pretending to train and eat properly and now want to actually do it properly…
I have used a 4 different calculations to determine my maintenance calories and so far they vary signiicantly.
The method in Massive Eating gives me a figure of about 3800 kcal a day and one of the other ones have been as low as 2100 kcal with the average at about 2800 kcal.
I am 6’2" and currently weigh 209 with about 18% bf. My main goal at the moment is to reduce my body fat % but I want to do it right, so getting the diet sorted out is my main priority. From reading the articles here I reckon that I can get the diet sorted out pretty well once I know my maintenance calories.
I guess after all of my babble I am more confused now as I have a range of maintenance calories from 2100 to 3800.
My question is Have people here used Berardi’s calculations for maintenance calories and does that work for you?