Howdy all! First post so be nice!
Background info: 6", 83kg Male, 36, 10hrs a week exercise, office job.
Using several Calorie calculators, I guess I need around 2700 cal a day to maintain weight.
If I burn around 700 calories a day through exercise, I would then assume if I eat 2700 + 700 calories a day then I should maintain my weight.
I am trying to lose about 5kg for peak fitness, and understand I need to reduce intake per week by around 7700 cal to lose ONE kg.
So, if I drop my intake to 2000 cal a day, and ensure I average around 700 a day in exercise, then I am essentially 2700 + 700 - 2000 = 1400 cal a day in deficit. Looking at the week, I am 9800 cal in deficit, which should be around ONE kg. Correct? Basic math gives the intake I should stick to.
If the above is right, ny question is this. Thur morning, I weighed myself, 80.9kg. During the day I did NO EXERCISE and ate around 1300 calories before dinner. Went to Hog's Breath and had steak and chips and coke - could be NO MORE than around 1500 cal for dinner. Total for the day around 2800. This morning, same conditions (first thing, empty bladder, same clothes), I weighed 82kg. If it takes 7700 cal to burn off 1kg weight, how can I put on OVER 1kg in weight when I have eaten just over my normal daily intake?
Sorry about the long post, just trying to understand how that can happen.