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1. ## calculating caloric needs

Just wondering if anywone here incorporates a mathematical approach to figuring out how many calories to consume. Specifically using the Harris-Benedict Equation and then multiplying that by an activity factor. I was just interested to see if anyone employs this tactic and then simply adjusts caloric intake once you have a chance to see how your body responds. Also, what type of activity factor would you use when on gear.

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Originally Posted by sinista63
Just wondering if anywone here incorporates a mathematical approach to figuring out how many calories to consume. Specifically using the Harris-Benedict Equation and then multiplying that by an activity factor. I was just interested to see if anyone employs this tactic and then simply adjusts caloric intake once you have a chance to see how your body responds. Also, what type of activity factor would you use when on gear.
Not familiar w/that equation, however I do use a macronutrient formula (NOT calories) which incorporates stats/error/activity level/and other informative fields, that kick out case specific programs for SGX and SUP2. I also invented it of course, so I know what to look for and what exactly to adjust based upon how my clients respond to the initial numbers I give them. To someone else it would appear as a foreign language before it's dumped into presentation style format.

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3. Originally Posted by SwoleCat
Not familiar w/that equation, however I do use a macronutrient formula (NOT calories) which incorporates stats/error/activity level/and other informative fields, that kick out case specific programs for SGX and SUP2. I also invented it of course, so I know what to look for and what exactly to adjust based upon how my clients respond to the initial numbers I give them. To someone else it would appear as a foreign language before it's dumped into presentation style format.

~SC~

So you just enter the variables and it spits out grams of Carbs, Pro, and Lipids?

4. Originally Posted by SwoleCat
Not familiar w/that equation, however I do use a macronutrient formula (NOT calories) which incorporates stats/error/activity level/and other informative fields, that kick out case specific programs for SGX and SUP2. I also invented it of course, so I know what to look for and what exactly to adjust based upon how my clients respond to the initial numbers I give them. To someone else it would appear as a foreign language before it's dumped into presentation style format.

~SC~
Oh... and the Harris-Benedict equation is frequently utilized by healthcare professionals in deciding on nutrition requirements of patients (usually when hospitalized). I guess there have been trials that have compared the Harris-Benedict equation to actual metabolic rate testing and it was shown that the Harris-Benedict is actually pretty accurate in estimating a patient's caloric needs.

5. Originally Posted by sinista63
Oh... and the Harris-Benedict equation is frequently utilized by healthcare professionals in deciding on nutrition requirements of patients (usually when hospitalized). I guess there have been trials that have compared the Harris-Benedict equation to actual metabolic rate testing and it was shown that the Harris-Benedict is actually pretty accurate in estimating a patient's caloric needs.
The key word in the use if this equation is "patient". As an athlete, caloric needs can't be estimated by any equation which ulitmately calculates things by a resting/needs only basis. When incorporating strenuous activity for growth or increasing lean body mass, decreasing body fat, ratios are ultimately different.

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Originally Posted by sinista63
So you just enter the variables and it spits out grams of Carbs, Pro, and Lipids?

Precisely! (Remember, spits out the #'s for my programs, so it's not a traditional breakdown of carb ridden meals as is the "norm") I'm talking my SwoleGenix and SwoledUp2 aka "OnSwole" formulas.

It's track record is **** impeccable as well!

Took me years, but oh so worth it!

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