Reply To: Terrified of those cals (3000)

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Andrew Fancher
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Alextico,

My opinion is to follow the app and check in your weight every Sunday morning, or whatever weigh in time/day works for you as long as it’s consistent. Give the recommendations at least two weeks before making your changes. If you have maintained or gained weight, simply update the checkin weight and the app should lower your calories. Make small jumps, instead of 3000 however bring it down to 2900 and give that a go for a couple weeks.

Can confirm personally (although we are all different) that 2100 cals daily and training intensely 3 days a week would have a major negative impact on my training performance. Would I lose weight? Yes. But I would also lose much more muscle than I like. Currently I eat around 2600-2700 cals on gym days and 2400-2500 on off days. BF% is coming down very slowly but strength and performance in the gym is holding strong.

I’m 6’2” and BW is around the mid 280s btw