are my calories too high?
Hey everyone. I'm a 22 year old male, about 5'8" and roughly 147lbs. I know I don't weigh a whole lot, but I have about 17% body fat and i'm looking to lower it for the summer.
I am pretty active. I work out 3 times a week doing 45 minutes of cardio (15 min run at 7mph, 30 min brisk walk at 4.5mph) and moderate weight lifting. According to various exercise sites, I burn nearly 320 calories each session. I am also pretty active at school, considering my classes are all across campus, I do a lot of walking.
Most websites say that my maintenance calorie intake is about 2500. Does this seem too high for someone my size? if I'm burning ~300 calories through exercise, that means I should cut out 200 more and eat 2300 calories to lose fat? Does this sound like an accurate amount of calories?