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RNC
11/15/09 7:05:22AM
I'm doing a mix of cardio and weight training, with a goal to lose fat and build muscle.

My question is, is there a set amount of calories my body should be taking in after the calories I burned have been subtracted.

For instance, if I take in 1700 calories a day and I burn 1200 calories working out, is the 500 calories left sufficient?

I can be more specific with the diet if needed.

sbulldavid
11/15/09 10:28:17AM
If you are strength training you need to be eating more than what you are saying. I'm know expert but I would guess 3000-3500 calories based on my experiences and what I've read. Always remember that diet and rest are just as important as your training, there's no shortcuts.
UFCmma666
11/15/09 9:15:00PM
i see or here this all the time there is no such thing as losing fat and building muscle you must isolate lose fat or build muscle period id say one week heavy cardio and next week intense lifting etc all the while jus keeping a basic diet no sodas candy fried processed foods just healthy complete meals with all food groups is essential
RNC
11/16/09 9:41:17PM
Actually, I see or hear that all of the time. Whenever some one mentions burning fat and building muscle at the same time, another person always responds "there is no such thing as burning fat and building muscle at the same time, and I always see or hear people saying that!"

I've been lifting weights and running almost everyday for two weeks. I've decreased my body fat percentage by 4% and increased my bench press by 10lbs. What would you call that? It's certainly not not burning fat and building muscle.

So while there maybe no such thing as burning fat and building muscle at the same time in a single exersize, and even this I am not so sure of, you can most certainly lose fat and build muscle in the same week.

Regardless, I didn't come here to talk about that. I just wanted to know if there is a minimum number of calories your body requires everyday to stay healthy. It seems like no one knows so I'll venture elsewhere. But either way, thanks for the response.
UFCmma666
11/17/09 1:51:49AM

Posted by RNC

Actually, I see or hear that all of the time. Whenever some one mentions burning fat and building muscle at the same time, another person always responds "there is no such thing as burning fat and building muscle at the same time, and I always see or hear people saying that!"

I've been lifting weights and running almost everyday for two weeks. I've decreased my body fat percentage by 4% and increased my bench press by 10lbs. What would you call that? It's certainly not not burning fat and building muscle.

So while there maybe no such thing as burning fat and building muscle at the same time in a single exersize, and even this I am not so sure of, you can most certainly lose fat and build muscle in the same week.

Regardless, I didn't come here to talk about that. I just wanted to know if there is a minimum number of calories your body requires everyday to stay healthy. It seems like no one knows so I'll venture elsewhere. But either way, thanks for the response.



ok sorry that i tried to help you oh great one if you dont want advice dont ask for it and act like a snob when you get it
pride
11/17/09 12:01:42PM
check some bodybuilding/health websites.
bayonetxwork
11/17/09 1:32:30PM

Posted by UFCmma666

i see or here this all the time there is no such thing as losing fat and building muscle you must isolate lose fat or build muscle period id say one week heavy cardio and next week intense lifting etc all the while jus keeping a basic diet no sodas candy fried processed foods just healthy complete meals with all food groups is essential




check out the ketogenic diet
jocka
11/24/09 12:27:16PM
Don't want to sounds like a jack@SS here but there are thousands of websites that can help you. Some of them are very well made and will actually tell you the amount of proteins/fat/carbs and calories you should eat depending on your weight.

Just use google and research the subject.
scobes15
11/24/09 4:58:26PM
I work at a gym and don't have much knowledge about MMA, but a bunch of my members have been telling me I should learn more about it. The best thing I've seen in trying to learn about a good MMA diet is www.thedolcediet.com.
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