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level 1 nutrition phase 1 doesn't seem like much?
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I'm a 26 male 5"11 145lbs i did caculations in the book that came with dvds. My energy amout is 2340 according to the book. So i should beon level 1 nutrition eating 1800 calories. That does not seem right at all.
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1/3/13 7:38 AM as a reply to russ47.
russ47:
I'm a 26 male 5"11 145lbs i did caculations in the book that came with dvds. My energy amout is 2340 according to the book. So i should beon level 1 nutrition eating 1800 calories. That does not seem right at all.


Well, are you trying to lose weight? If so, you need to eat less than you burn, and it may be less than you're used to eating.

Try it for a few weeks and see how you feel.
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1/3/13 8:16 AM as a reply to russ47.
We are almost identical, I am 5' 9" and 145 I am calculated to take in 1800 calories a day while doing Combat, I have been doing Beachbody programs for about a year and that is a little low for me personally. At your weight I am thinking that you are not trying to lose weight. If the is the case then I would go with the number you crunched out 2340, that will keep you at the weight you are at while still allowing for fat burn to trim you out. I have not lost a pound in 6 months but have lost 2 inches off my waist by maintaining my diet and calorie level. If you are trying to gain a little bit of mass I would shoot for around 2600 to 2700 calories and just monitor your fat levels.

Hope this helps,

Justin
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1/3/13 11:51 PM as a reply to CoachBumpusBurn.
CoachBumpusBurn:
We are almost identical, I am 5' 9" and 145 I am calculated to take in 1800 calories a day while doing Combat, I have been doing Beachbody programs for about a year and that is a little low for me personally. At your weight I am thinking that you are not trying to lose weight. If the is the case then I would go with the number you crunched out 2340, that will keep you at the weight you are at while still allowing for fat burn to trim you out. I have not lost a pound in 6 months but have lost 2 inches off my waist by maintaining my diet and calorie level. If you are trying to gain a little bit of mass I would shoot for around 2600 to 2700 calories and just monitor your fat levels.

Hope this helps,

Justin
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I don't need lose weight beside the belly fat over my abs. The 2340 is the energy amount number it says in the book
Take weight × 10. So 145 × 10 is 1450 that's my Rmr. Then it says take Rmr × 20% so 1450×%20 is 290. That is my daliy activity burn. Then it say take 1450 (rmr) + 290 (daliy activity burn) + 600 (calories burned from p90x workout) that totals out to be 2340 total energy amount
Its says then people with 1,800-2,399 energy should eat 1,800 calories a day level 1
But it then says people with 2,400-2,999 should eat 2,400 calories a day at level 2?

Im only 60 energy points from level 2. I dont understand how theres a 600 calorie bump from lvl 1 and lvl 2
I'm only 60 points off at the higher end of level 1 so I'm thinking since i'm at the higher end i should splitt difference between 1,800 and 2,400 and eat 2,100 since im at the higher end. Just makes no sense to me and i dont know what i should do?
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1/4/13 10:15 AM as a reply to russ47.
Russ, at your height and weight you're not trying to lose weight. You might be trying to transform your body a bit, but overall you don't have weight to lose. The formulas you're using are factoring in a calorie deficit. I advise you to pick the calorie level closest to your actual daily needs. You might experiment with zig-zagging a bit over and below that number until you find what is right for you.
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1/4/13 10:29 AM as a reply to AdStaffAndrew.
AdStaffAndrew:
Russ, at your height and weight you're not trying to lose weight. You might be trying to transform your body a bit, but overall you don't have weight to lose. The formulas you're using are factoring in a calorie deficit. I advise you to pick the calorie level closest to your actual daily needs. You might experiment with zig-zagging a bit over and below that number until you find what is right for you.


Only weight i need to lose is my belly fat. I'm going by what the nutrition plan book says. You have me confused now!? So how many calories are you saying i should take
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1/4/13 7:36 PM as a reply to russ47.
This is where it's important to distinguish between "weight" and "fat". First, I understand why the nutrition guide is confusing to you. In general it's geared toward people who are overweight and are looking to lose some real weight. But you are actually a little below ideal body weight for a man your size. You don't need to bring your weight from 145 down to 135 lbs. Then you'd be very underweight. Instead, what we want to do in your case is transform your body while either maintaining your current weight or putting on a little muscle.

Many people call this "skinny-fat". It's a very common body type, actually. Here's my advice, and others may strongly disagree with me. If you start doing P90X at a non-deficit calorie level, meaning just what your body needs or a little higher, the combination of exercise and nutrition will help you put on some muscle. That, in turn, will shift your metabolism into a higher gear and help your body consume the love handles and put that energy into growing some stronger muscles. You might also want to experiment with zig-zagging your calories a little until you arrive at a level that works for you.
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1/5/13 5:36 AM as a reply to AdStaffAndrew.
AdStaffAndrew:
This is where it's important to distinguish between "weight" and "fat". First, I understand why the nutrition guide is confusing to you. In general it's geared toward people who are overweight and are looking to lose some real weight. But you are actually a little below ideal body weight for a man your size. You don't need to bring your weight from 145 down to 135 lbs. Then you'd be very underweight. Instead, what we want to do in your case is transform your body while either maintaining your current weight or putting on a little muscle.

Many people call this "skinny-fat". It's a very common body type, actually. Here's my advice, and others may strongly disagree with me. If you start doing P90X at a non-deficit calorie level, meaning just what your body needs or a little higher, the combination of exercise and nutrition will help you put on some muscle. That, in turn, will shift your metabolism into a higher gear and help your body consume the love handles and put that energy into growing some stronger muscles. You might also want to experiment with zig-zagging your calories a little until you arrive at a level that works for you.


So how many calories should i be eating then and what are the macros for the fat shredder phase i cant find it anywhere is it %50protien %30carb and %20fat. Im starting monday so i need to figure this out asap so i can make my food menu for the week im going to grocery store tomorrow so i can buy everything for a whole week.
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1/5/13 2:04 PM as a reply to russ47.
You are correct, the macros for the fat shredder are 50/30/20 protein/carbs/fat I say do that with a 2200 to 2400 calorie a day intake and you should be good. I have to agree with everything that Andrew said above as well. Sounds like you are ready to make the most out of your 90 days and I think you are off to a good start.

Justin
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1/7/13 12:24 PM as a reply to CoachBumpusBurn.
I entered your info into the Beachbody Caloric Needs Calculator and it told me you should be eating 2700 calories per day to stay at the same weight but tone up. You might want to go there and enter your own data since I had to guess at a couple things. That's a lot higher than the number you originally came up with.
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1/7/13 3:40 PM as a reply to AdStaffAndrew.
That seems wayyyyy to high! I used scoobys calculator at scoobysworkshop. At %20 calorie reduction says eat 2233 calories. Thats what I'm doing. Today was my first day i can barley even eat all this food now. I prolly wont even finish it all today. It's way to much!
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