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Is this too little calories?

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I am 20, 6'1, and weigh 75kg.

I want to get a bit leaner, and do calisthenics + Hatha yoga for exercise.

My job is also very laborous and work close to full time.

 

I did a calculator that determined 2126 calories is a good intake for me to lose 0.9% bodyweight per week. 

This seems pretty low to me.

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If your goal is to lose weight rapidly, then no, not at all. Losing 2 lbs a week or less is pretty healthy and sustainable. 0.9% of your body weight is like 1.45 lbs a week.

Give it a try and if you're feeling weak or unwell then you can always up your calories by 500 or so and see how you feel. It will just slow down weight loss progress.

When I'm trying to lose weight I aim for 1,000 - 1,500 calories a day, although I'm 5'6" and have a sedentary job.

People do 24, 48, 72 hour fasts where they eat 0 calories for multiple days. Depends how long you plan to do it for and how sustainable you want it to be.

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Counting calories is silly. Just eat less than you normally would.


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@Mada_

3 hours ago, Mada_ said:

I am 20, 6'1, and weigh 75kg.

I want to get a bit leaner, and do calisthenics + Hatha yoga for exercise.

My job is also very laborous and work close to full time.

 

I did a calculator that determined 2126 calories is a good intake for me to lose 0.9% bodyweight per week. 

This seems pretty low to me.

It's on the low side but not too low. It depends on how fast you wanna lose the weight. 

I was taking 1500 calories at one point and I was a lot heavier than you. 

Counting calories is not silly because it can teach how many calories each food has. I was shocked when I discovered how many calories are found in fats for example. 

But it's not sustainable to be counting calories forever. It is only worth it for couple of months until you get a good sense how many calories are in each meal. 

After that you should understand when you are over eating or not. 

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Bro, you are 6 1 and only 75kg? Sounds like you are very skinny to me! Why are you trying to get leaner? You will naturally look leaner by putting on muscle. It will accentuate your body features.

 

Seriously, I am the same height as you and weigh 95kg but I do have very low levels of myostatin and a lot of muscle.

 

What exactly are you trying to get at here? What are your goals? I know that BMI is considered a fad but it may be useful for you to look at this scale. Maybe even look at the fat free mass index scale. That's much better. 

 

 

 

 

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@Leo Gura It's not silly. It's very damn useful. But more so for bodybuilders, athletes, powerlifters etc... 

 

It can definitely be useful for the general folk too especially if they are an ectomorph as this individual seems to be.

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@Mada_ I wouldn’t bother counting calories. I got obsessed with doing that in college, really just isn’t necessary.

There are far, far better ways to lose weight.

For instance, what’s your eating window? Are you regularly fasting and eating low glycemic foods? How about practicing heat / cold exposure? Functional breathing patterns?

If you’ve got all that down, you’ll never have to worry about counting calories or your weight again.


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