How much Kcal do I need?

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  1. tchappy

    tchappy White Belt

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    I’m training 3 times a week, (MMA, Muay Thai) at a total of 6h. I go to school everyday for 9h.

    I’m 16 years old, 74kg and 181cm.

    I recently started to eat more (goal is 80kg and more strength) but the weight doesn’t move at all.

    How much kcal should I eat per day would you say?
     
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  3. lts5025

    lts5025 "What the **** is a Dim Mack?"

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    3000 kcal a day
     
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    At 16 this should be doable without putting on too much chub.
     
  5. tchappy

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    Alrighty, that’s a nice round number. Thanks guys!
     
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  7. EL CORINTHIAN

    EL CORINTHIAN Brown Belt

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    I would err on the side of caution and probably go down to 2800-3000. The general way people figure out maintenance is 15 x Bodyweight for individuals who are training. This is a pretty good estimate and most people tend to use this.

    For reference ever since i was around 23 years old and training with weights 6 days a week i always used 14xbodyweight and it kept me at maintenance.

    @tchappy A rough estimation of your maintenance is about 2500-2600, factoring your age and the type of training you are doing i would probably peg you at around 2800-3000. ALWAYS start on the lower side and see what happens with your weight. Eventually you will stabilize.
     
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  8. Myprotein

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    Great post above. Only true way to find out is to stick to a set level for a period of time, monitor weight in the same conditions then adjust.
     

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