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Unread 04-02-2009, 05:44 AM
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Default Lean Mass or Total Weight to Set Calories - Q&A

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Unread 04-02-2009, 09:34 AM
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Lyle, you're really proficient lately, sup?
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I've been updating the site at least 2X/week for months now. I'm not sure I"m particularly more prodigous. Maybe more consistent.
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Looking ahead to the new year....
In this article it says that its not a good idea to base caloric intake on a goal weight, unless your goal is 10-20% less than current weight.

I'm at 124, I'd like to get to 120-. that really is only a 5% reduction in weight, if that. Currently, I have only been dieting at 12xBW. I lost 3-4 lbs, and I'm at a standstill after 8 weeks. I'm down in clothing size, but weight really fluctuates with cycle. I've read the article regarding that as well, so I'm trying to track trends along the month in weight.
I'm taking a diet break now and resuming in the New year with the rest of the world.

My goal is to achieve additional loss by May, June the latest for my July wedding. Not so much of a rush, but I'll also be training for a half marathon for May 3rd, which I don't know how dieting will work during that training. Almost thinking I should diet for 8 weeks after new year, bring it up to maintenance for 8-12 weeks of training, then have 6 weeks of dieting prior to the wedding.

Question truly is, is it ok to pick a middle ground to base my caloric intake on, say...120lbs x 10-12.
According to Bodyfat estimation thread, estimates were around 20%, leaving lean mass around 100lbs.
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Read it again.
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Unread 12-22-2009, 05:36 PM
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Is this the main idea I should be taking away from this:

And since this is true whether or not you use lean body mass or total weight, I tend to just use faster estimates using total weight and then adjust from there. Outside of extreme situations, this typically works well enough and since you have to adjust things anyhow, I don’t see much of a benefit to using the more complicated approaches.
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Hi Lyle,

Why are you not keen on using goal weight to set calories?
I used goal weight when I was losing weight and it was quite a lot more than 10%- what kind of odd things are you referring to?

Thanks.

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I think this article is abundantly clear and self-explanatory without you needing me to reiterate it for you.
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