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Genie80 05-13-2013 02:53 AM

JUDDD... doing 4:3, Help with Calories please...
For standard rotations my calorie goals are 1958/392 (See below) Because I have a pretty busy social life on a Friday Saturday I decided instead of sticking to standard rotations I'd have Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday as DD's & Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturdays as UD's but I am wondering what my calorie goals should be in that case.
I've been sticking to 1940/500 for the past few weeks.

Any ideas would be appreciated xx


SlowSure 05-13-2013 03:17 AM

I don't quite understand what you want to do. Those numbers would do you for a 4:3 unless you want to amend them to end up with the same number of calories over 4 weeks that you would if you were doing EOD?

In 28 days, you would normally have 14 DDs and 14 UDs. 4:3 means you have 12s DD and 16 UDs. I don't know if it's worth the disruption to you to reduce both your DD and UD calorie allowances or just to settle for a potentially slower, but more sustainable, loss (sustainable because it suits your social life and you're more likely to keep to it, IYSWIM)?

ETA: You have an allowance of 32,900kcals over 28 days. You could do
  • DDs 300kcals UDs 1831kcals
  • DDs 320kcals UDs 1816kcals
  • DDs 340kcals UDs 1800kcals
  • DDs 350kcals UDs 1794kcals
if you wanted to keep it to that.

Genie80 05-13-2013 03:27 AM

I never thought of it like that, I'm happier for any loss to be slower I just want to be able to keep at it without having slip ups which is why I decided to amend it.

DeltaBigBoy 05-13-2013 03:47 AM

28 day total
32,900 Calculator
37,040 Your 1940/500

You'd have to consume 155 calories on your DDs, if my math is correct, if u wanted to keep with the calculators numbers for the month. You could always add a couple DDs to the month on your non social days. I do double down days some and have no issues with it. I think everything I have ever read on fasting suggests your body's metabo doesn't start slowing down until after 72 hours. As long as u've got an UD after a double DD you should be fine. I'm Leary of eating less on UDs. I tend to over feed a little on UDs and have good results but I also don't eat on DDs. You could try that to if u didn't want to add DDs to the less important days.

Ignore if this isn't what u were asking advice on. Lol

DeltaBigBoy 05-13-2013 03:52 AM

If your not familiar with "basal metabolic rate" and "total daily energy expenditure(TDEE) I would strongly recommend reading a little about them on the Internet. It's a great help to understanding how things work and helps you make adjustments.

Genie80 05-13-2013 04:28 AM

Thanks Scott, I'll look into that x

Flossyliz 05-13-2013 12:38 PM

I'm not good at number crunching but you could just carry on doing what you're doing - as long as you don't exceed your UD allowance.

On the other hand, why not lower your DD cals to 400? That would help to compensate for the DD deficit.

Genie80 05-15-2013 03:14 PM


Originally Posted by Flossyliz (Post 16422718)
On the other hand, why not lower your DD cals to 400? That would help to compensate for the DD deficit.

Managed to keep it around that mark yesterday = 414c I'm gonna aim for the same tomorrow and we'll see what the scale says on Friday x

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