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Focus T25 Diet Question
Focus T25 Diet Question
7/9/13 7:09 AM
Please forgive if this question has been asked/answered before!

I just started Focus T25. Per the diet plan questionnaire , I am supposed to be eating 1600 calories per day. I was just wondering if someone could explain to me why I am at the 1600 intake as opposed to the 1200 intake.

I am female, weigh 157 pounds, and I believe I'm sedentary outside of my workout.

Am I supposed to consume at the higher level because I burn more calories during a workout because of my weight?

I have no problem following the guidelines, I just want to make sure I'm not doing myself an injustice by eating more than I should.
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RE: Focus T25 Diet Question
7/9/13 7:28 AM as a reply to klherring.
Give me your weight/height/age, and I will do your calories.

Coach Alberto
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RE: Focus T25 Diet Question
7/9/13 7:37 AM as a reply to klherring.
Yes you could possibly burn more calories but in my opinion you would be better off splitting the difference and eating 1400. You can always make adjustments as you progress but the coaches I work with usually start women at 1200-1400 calories and only go above that when they are burning more than 500 calories a workout. This is extremely difficult to do in 25 mins. I've seen most people so far hitting 300-450... Larry Shelton - EnduraFIT
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RE: Focus T25 Diet Question
7/9/13 7:55 AM as a reply to CoachAlbertoRo.
CoachAlbertoRo:
Give me your weight/height/age, and I will do your calories.

Coach Alberto


I'm 63", 157lbs, and 27 years old.
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RE: Focus T25 Diet Question
7/9/13 8:05 AM as a reply to klherring.
Here's something else that makes me unsure. I use a BodyMedia Fit monitor. The guidelines for that are a 1000 calorie deficit every day (for a healthy loss of 2lbs a week.) Yesterday, with my workout, my monitor had me burning 2579 calories for the day (I ate 1585 calories). So consuming 1600 calories makes more sense from that standpoint.

I guess, I'm just going to have to see how this first week plays out and adjust accordingly.
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RE: Focus T25 Diet Question
7/9/13 9:45 AM as a reply to klherring.
Ah! Yes with that information I would try to keep the deficit below 1000. I would also focus on eating protein. I can explain this more if you are not familiar with the fat shredder macro guidelines.
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RE: Focus T25 Diet Question
7/9/13 9:48 AM as a reply to Endurafit.
You would try to keep the deficit less that 1000? Is that too high a deficit for me to be successful? I believe the Fat Shredder Macro Guidelines are part of the P90X program correct? I have never done any other Beachbody program, so I am not familiar with them.
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RE: Focus T25 Diet Question
7/9/13 9:49 AM as a reply to klherring.
Go with what the book tells you. The T25 numbers are already pretty aggressive, IMO, so you don't want to be undereating. A 1,000 calorie deficit is on the outer edge of what I think is desireable. You don't want to exceed that.

klherring:
Here's something else that makes me unsure. I use a BodyMedia Fit monitor. The guidelines for that are a 1000 calorie deficit every day (for a healthy loss of 2lbs a week.) Yesterday, with my workout, my monitor had me burning 2579 calories for the day (I ate 1585 calories). So consuming 1600 calories makes more sense from that standpoint.

I guess, I'm just going to have to see how this first week plays out and adjust accordingly.
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RE: Focus T25 Diet Question
7/9/13 10:39 AM as a reply to klherring.
Yes. Keep the deficit below 1000. I would shoot for anywhere between 500-800. Like Andrew mentioned 1000 is on the outer edge and could actually be detrimental to your results if your metabolism decides to slow down because your body feel like its not getting enough food.

The Fat shredder is from P90X its basically focusing the percentage amounts of proteins/carbs/ and fats you are eating. In general you want to eat clean whole foods or foods with one ingredient. Chicken is chicken, apples are apples. Doritos are made up of like 50 ingredients so not a good choice. Also focus on trying to eat high amounts of protein. Carbs are easy to eat and fats usually fall into place.
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