I like using the Katch Mcardle method to calculate TDEE:
- Lean Body Mass = (Weight(kg) x (100-(Body Fat)))/100
- BMR = 370 + (21.6 x Lean Body Mass(kg) )
- Multiply by Physical Activity Level:
- 1.4 Maintenance/sedentary
- Light Activity 1.5
- Light Moderate 1.7
- Moderate 1.8
- Heavy 2.1 (1.9 Women)
- Very heavy 2.3 (2.2 women) High Neat, Active job and training day (intense - weights not pilates)
Signs of underrating: Low libido, inability to fall asleep or stay asleep, moody, brittle hair and nails, decrease in strength, low energy, poor focus or memory, no drive or motivation,
Overeating and underrating: Hormonal imbalances and energy imbalances, B vitamins and inability to shuttle fat into cell.
Macros:1.8-2.4 protein per LBM
Macros of fats and carbs depending how you feel
Micronutrients determine how healthy you are
Carbs post workout and induce sleep, post workout up to 8-10hrs after rather than immediately. However post workout in parasympathetic state you are more insulin sensitive.
isocaloric can have more micronutrient variety - greater spread and helps regulate minimum .8 per kilo of body weight (women may respond better to higher fats) 50/50 is easiest to do for calories. Lower level protein for hypertrophy and higher level for fat loss, TEF. HCL when increasing protein more than normal biofeedback for digestion.
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