sirtuin Posted July 28, 2015 Report Share Posted July 28, 2015 I have a BMI ~20 at 5'10" / 140lbs. My body fat percentage is possibly as low as 8%? As far as I can tell with rough tracking on cronometer, my current caloric intake is around 1900-2100kcal -- Right now, I exercise for around 30-45m 3-4x a week, although, I would like to increase this as the weather improves, which will likely require more calories. I like the idea of practicing mild caloric restriction and protein / methionine restriction. However, I would also like to gain some muscle mass, or at least maintain a high level of lean mass. I'm not particularly active, so I wouldn't want to drop activity lower. Is there a way to balance these competing goals of mild CR / protein restriction vs gaining muscle mass / strength & staying physically active (perhaps eating lower protein / calories most days, and higher calories / protein on exercise days?) What sort of protein intake (grams) / caloric intake does the average CR practitioner consume? Gaining muscle mass seems to require eating at a caloric surplus with a high quantity of protein and it seems like eating fewer calories would drop body fat even lower, where I don't have too much to burn there. If I have a low body fat percentage at a 2,000kcal intake, am I already practicing caloric restriction for my activity level? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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