How many calories do I need in a day to maintain weight?

Thread: How many calories do I need in a day to maintain weight?

1. How many calories do I need in a day to maintain weight?

I'm confused...

There are so many online calculators and all of them gives different results...

According to calculators at bodybuilding.com I need 3200 cals...
According to myfitnesspal.com I need 1800 cals...
And according to diet-blog.com I need 2200 cals...

WTF?!

2. Dude these are guidelines only. It's down to your own body's metabolism.

Choose a starting point and adjust based on results.

3. ^^^what the Capt'n said^^^

4. Use this one:
BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) Daily Calorie Calculator | Muscle & Strength
Make sure your activity level is *spot on* and you'll get a fairly good number. Minus 20-25% for cutting, add ~15% for bulking. Let us know if you have any questions.

5. it depends that how much you burn during exercise

You need to check BMI for your body if you are under weight eat about 3000 cals and if you are over weight according to that reduce to 2000-2200 cals!

7. Originally Posted by theCaptn'
Dude these are guidelines only. It's down to your own body's metabolism.

Choose a starting point and adjust based on results.
Exactly

8. Eat until you can't eat anymore...and then eat some more.

9. I use the calculator at fatlossboss.com/calculator

but yeah - these calculators ESTIMATE. It's very hard to know without accurate activity levels... It's one of those trial and error things :S

10. just eat healthy and do not over eat do not waste your time with calculations and do not step on the scale every day ..you are not a top model...i would rather think about my training rather than my weight.

11. To maintain aweight. Eat healthy foods that rich in vitamins and minerals, Do exercises daily, Eat fruits and vegetables, Drink more water.

12. Well, the calorie calculator allows people to count how many calories they should eat per per day in order to decrease weight in a particulate time period. Burn 200 calories through activity, to result in a 2000-calorie diet.

13. Originally Posted by theCaptn'
Dude these are guidelines only. It's down to your own body's metabolism.

Choose a starting point and adjust based on results.

I definitely agree with this ^^^^^