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Supplement Calories


#1

How much "weight" should I give my pre and post workout supplements in my daily caloric intake. The pre workout is 210 calories and post is 300 calories. Should I be knocking that off the top as 500 toward my day? I do count my protein shakes toward my day just curious about the others.......................Thanks.......BTW, I am new to lifting, was dieting and running strictly for about 4 mos. then in December started lifting. My routine is pretty strict, 5 days on/2 days off,........ back/bi(2 times per week) chest/tri(2 tpw) shoulders/legs/forearms(1 tpw) cardio/abs(every day I'm @ the gym) trying to stay around 2000-2500 calories a day and my main goal is fat-loss and definition, hopefully a little size will be a by-product of training hard


#2

Why don't you go 2 weeks not counting it then 2 weeks while counting it. You should have your answer by then, on whether you like it or not.


#3

I think the real question is why are you training your legs and shoulders 1 time per week and everything else 2x a week?

If you intake 500 calories around your workout then those are 500 calories towards your daily total. Why is that so complicated?


#4

Unless youre spitting the shakes out instead of swallowing them you should count the calories in them.


#5

Lol, best answer.

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