Originally Posted by ked76
I would like to figure out what to do next after the break. I read Flexible dieting and it seems that I would be in CAT1 weight, CAT2 exercise. I was thing 10cal/pd would be a good deficit based upon the books and posts, but that is what the RFL Moving to maintenance has me eating. Would it be advisable to cut back to 8cal/pound or is the PSMF maintenance calc underestimating my calories? I chose sedentary as my activity level since I work at a desk.
When you chose sedentary as your activity level it gave you a 10 cal/lb multiplier (the same you used when you did your own calculations) which is why you'd get the same exact numbers. Exercise category and bodyweight multipliers are different. Exercise category only affects the refeeds.