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Calorie intake for Body Beast
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I just calculate my calorie intake for the Build phase of Body Beast that I'll start next monday. The number that I got is 3406 cals/day. In the book, I know they say to round UP to the nearest calorie level which would mean 3600 cals/day. I'm going to use MyFitness Pal to calculate my calorie intake everyday and I'm not really gonna use the portion charts that they talk about in the book. My question is: Do I still need to round UP my calories to 3600 or do I use 3406 for MyFitness Pal?

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RE: Calorie intake for Body Beast
9/6/12 10:59 PM as a reply to BenoitRouleau.
Round up. I just did my calculation last night. I'll be at 3k. It's gonna be interesting to see how we can eat all that!
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RE: Calorie intake for Body Beast
9/7/12 9:06 AM as a reply to BenoitRouleau.
If you're using MFP to track and you're calculating all your own calories rather than following a meal or portion plan, then you can just aim for the target number if you want. It'll be a hard number to make at first, anyway.

BenoitRouleau:
I just calculate my calorie intake for the Build phase of Body Beast that I'll start next monday. The number that I got is 3406 cals/day. In the book, I know they say to round UP to the nearest calorie level which would mean 3600 cals/day. I'm going to use MyFitness Pal to calculate my calorie intake everyday and I'm not really gonna use the portion charts that they talk about in the book. My question is: Do I still need to round UP my calories to 3600 or do I use 3406 for MyFitness Pal?

Thank you
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RE: Calorie intake for Body Beast
11/6/12 5:05 PM as a reply to SoBeFitNow.
Hi, I have been having trouble calculating what should be my calorie intake for body beast.On my fitness pal my calorie intake in 1200. Should I just stick with that? Because for body beast it says I should have 947. I haven't started body beast yet.
Thanks!
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RE: Calorie intake for Body Beast
11/7/12 8:53 AM as a reply to SoBeFitNow.
a really easy way to get to your calorie count is to make the beast shakes...I can't remember which, but one of them is like 900 calories
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RE: Calorie intake for Body Beast
11/7/12 10:08 AM as a reply to CeciliaVicious.
How tall are you, Cecilia, and what do you weigh? Hard for me that Body Beast is saying you only need 947 calories per day.


CeciliaVicious:
Hi, I have been having trouble calculating what should be my calorie intake for body beast.On my fitness pal my calorie intake in 1200. Should I just stick with that? Because for body beast it says I should have 947. I haven't started body beast yet.
Thanks!
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RE: Calorie intake for Body Beast
11/7/12 11:30 AM as a reply to BenoitRouleau.
My theory in the build and bulk phases is to round up. The idea is to gain weight. You will pick up a little fat along the way but as long as your calories are clean it will be minimal considering how much weight you actually gain.

After 9+ weeks of eating at a large surplus and bulking up the new muscle you have added will make it much easier to shed fat in the beast phase. With the reduction of creatine along with less food in your belly you will feel the results immediately in the beast phase.

The only circumstance where I would not suggest rounding up is if you are eating far less than that amount entering the program. Then it would be wise to start off lower for the first 2 weeks or so and not shock your body with too large of a calorie increase.

Zander
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RE: Calorie intake for Body Beast
11/8/12 11:27 AM as a reply to ZJepsen.
Why would you reduce the creatine in the Beast phase Zander (I take 5g/day now)
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RE: Calorie intake for Body Beast
11/8/12 12:20 PM as a reply to BenoitRouleau.
The Body Beast book recommends lowering your creatine from 10g a day to 5g a day. I'm trying something different. I extended my Beast phase to 4 weeks, and I'm doing 10g for the first 3 weeks, and then cycling completely off for the last week.
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RE: Calorie intake for Body Beast
11/15/12 8:10 PM as a reply to AdStaffAndrew.
I know, that's why I don't think I'm doing it right, because even when I wanted to lose weight I ate more calories than that.

I weigh 135. And I'm 5'5.
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RE: Calorie intake for Body Beast
11/30/12 8:08 PM as a reply to ZJepsen.
ZJepsen:
My theory in the build and bulk phases is to round up. The idea is to gain weight. You will pick up a little fat along the way but as long as your calories are clean it will be minimal considering how much weight you actually gain.

Did you just say that eating clean calories won't cause fat gain?

After 9+ weeks of eating at a large surplus and bulking up the new muscle you have added will make it much easier to shed fat in the beast phase. With the reduction of creatine along with less food in your belly you will feel the results immediately in the beast phase.

Two questions. 1. Just how much muscle do you think you are going to add in 90 days. 2. Do you know how many calories muscle burn per lb?

The only circumstance where I would not suggest rounding up is if you are eating far less than that amount entering the program. Then it would be wise to start off lower for the first 2 weeks or so and not shock your body with too large of a calorie increase.

Zander
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