Physique Development Podcast

The Ins and Outs of Calorie Calculators | PD Podcast Ep.63

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Calorie calculators are not one-size-fits-all, just as the human body is not just an equation. In today's episode, Alex, Austin, and Sue dive into common mistakes of calorie calculators, which factors calorie calculators use to determine daily energy expenditure, and things calculators don't take into consideration.

Listen in as they also dive into our Physique Development Nutrition Calculator and how to use it in conjunction with the app to maximize its functionality. Be sure to listen through to the end, where they touch on NEW features of the PDTC.

As always, it is our goal not only to supply you, the listener, with valuable insights on the topics or questions but also to plant some seeds for further research and thought. Without further ado, let's get into today's episode.


(0:00) Intro

(0:08) Common mistakes and pitfalls when using calorie calculators

(8:52) Defining total daily energy balance (calories in vs calories out)

(11:57) Factors calorie calculators use to determine total daily energy expenditure - BMR, TEF, & physical activity (NEAT & EAT)

(17:31) Additional factors affecting calorie expenditure that calculators don't take into consideration

(24:19) Using the PD Nutrition Calculator (+ tips to maximize its effectiveness)

(35:38) Highlighting the new PDTC features

(40:29) Wrap-up

Additional Resources:

PD Podcast Ep.61 - (specifically question #6 starting at 15:41)

Program Design Series Part 1 (Volume) -

Program Design Series Part 2 (Intensity) -

Program Design Series Part 3 (Frequency) -

Program Design Series Part 4 (Exercise Selection) -

Program Design Series Part 5 (Training Progressions) -

Program Design Series Part 6 (Fatigue Management) -

Check out the PD Nutrition Calculator -

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