I think this is all pointless, but to add to this confusion:
If you could actually just straight burn off fat, it would take 454 grams which is 4086 cals of pure fat. So I guess it would be safe to say in order to burn 1 pound of fat off in a week you must burn more than 4000 calories more than you take in for the week. Problably need some overhead there because the chances of just straight burning off fat and not glycogen aren't good.
It does not surprise me how many people trying to lose fat but are not succeeding or are finding it difficult - especially newbies!!
There are so many misconceptions, but once these are realized it doesn't necessarily get any easier. There is so much advice out there, much of which is conflicting and can send one into confusion and even worse to throw in the towel.
I have a link here that is well worth a look. It is designed for both the novice and the pro. It has put everything into perspective for me and has given me new focus.
One thing to remember - We are all different - What works for one, does not necessarily work for another!
how does that BMR thing work when people have varying metabolisms.
using my weight of 70 kg my bmr was around 1600 cal
me being moderately active (1.55) and adding the max amount 600 for weight gain yielded 3100 cals.
man i need a hellllllllll of a lot more than that. i donno if i even have gained body fat ever. i remember this one time when i pounded 2 mass gainer shakes (1000cal 253carb 53protein) ON TOP of my "diet" per day for a month and a bit. but i got a gut.... didnt really gain quality mass. maybe i just have shitty genetics.... ah well.
can anyone post their stats (weight/height) and what their daily intake needs to be to gain weight?