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  • MFP, Logging Exercise and Macros

    Hi all,

    New to the forum, did my best to search for answers to this question but could not find anything. So any guidance would be appreciated.

    My question is about logging exercise in MyFitnessPal and your diet. I am attempting to apply the nutritional principles from the To Be a Beast article as a 200lb 5ft8 male looking to recomp a little (might be sitting at ~25% body fat). This puts me in the 2550kCal range for 230g P, 250g C and 70g F.

    But just below that table Jordan as noted these numbers do not take into account a range of factors including training volume. But I do not know what activity volume they assume at all.

    So as a dude who has a sedentary desk job and works out 4-5x/week (currently Bridge 3.0 including the GPP) is the above all I should aim for on a daily basis or should I be increasing my intake accordingly on days I train?

    For example, I have a FitBit Versa that can sync to MFP and automatically log exercise to MFP (although I am skeptical of these numbers), MFP will then recommend an increase in my nutritional intake according to the macro percentages I have set. So I could increase my macros proportally to my activity level with this as a guide if that is appropriate. I am concerned this would result in me eating too much to lose a little fat without threatening my muscle mass or strength.

    And should I adjust the TBAB numbers cited above according to my LBM/goal weight?

  • #2
    Originally posted by Anwyll View Post
    Hi all,

    New to the forum, did my best to search for answers to this question but could not find anything. So any guidance would be appreciated.

    My question is about logging exercise in MyFitnessPal and your diet. I am attempting to apply the nutritional principles from the To Be a Beast article as a 200lb 5ft8 male looking to recomp a little (might be sitting at ~25% body fat). This puts me in the 2550kCal range for 230g P, 250g C and 70g F.

    But just below that table Jordan as noted these numbers do not take into account a range of factors including training volume. But I do not know what activity volume they assume at all.

    So as a dude who has a sedentary desk job and works out 4-5x/week (currently Bridge 3.0 including the GPP) is the above all I should aim for on a daily basis or should I be increasing my intake accordingly on days I train?
    I wouldn't
    Originally posted by Anwyll View Post
    For example, I have a FitBit Versa that can sync to MFP and automatically log exercise to MFP (although I am skeptical of these numbers), MFP will then recommend an increase in my nutritional intake according to the macro percentages I have set. So I could increase my macros proportally to my activity level with this as a guide if that is appropriate. I am concerned this would result in me eating too much to lose a little fat without threatening my muscle mass or strength.

    And should I adjust the TBAB numbers cited above according to my LBM/goal weight?
    You should be skeptical of those numbers, because they are BS.

    You should use how your weight and waist are trending to guide your intake and nothing more.

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    • #3
      I disabled the exercise calorie thing on MFP. According to it I should have been ingesting 400 to 500 calories a day extra from the walk to the station i the morning, the ride to work from the main station to my place of work, the walking around during the day, and then the return ride and walk home. Ja, not really. I just use MFP as a check to ensure my calories eaten stay in my self determined range. I was on 2,300 calories (without exercise thingy above) and when I stopped losing body fat (from weight and waist) I lowered my calories to 2,150.

      MFP should be seen as a glorified spreadsheet. The rest (calories from exercise, water tracking, blah, blah, blah) are just marketing features (dare I say bugs).
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      • #4
        Thanks, you both confirmed where I was leaning but I just wanted to be sure I was taking the right approach.

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