In the latest issue of Men’s Health magazine, nutrition advisor Alan Aragon gave some multiplication suggestions for calculating your daily amount of expected calories based on how many days you hit the gym a week. For some people, working out every day can have a negative effect as everyone’s body is different. For me, I lost 40 pounds last year just from a diet change and didn’t get much gain from hitting the gym.
So the idea is to take your desired weight and mulitply it by each of the following levels:
- 0 Workouts a week = Desired Weight * 10
- 1 to 2 Workouts a week = Desired Weight * 12
- 2 to 4 Workouts a week = Desired Weight * 14
- 5+ Workouts a week = Desired Weight * 16
For example, I’m shooting for 230 pounds, so if I continue my current regiment then I would not eat more than 2,300 calories a day. If I were to work out hard once a day, then I would not eat more than 3680 calories a day.
Hope this helps you guys out there!