Apr 20, 2017 Well I generally track calories, macros and weight daily. I will say I honestly believe that allot more research needs to be done on the calorie needs of office workers. I know for a stone cold fact that at about 2200 I will maintain. Thats with 30-40min of AM cardio and 1.5hrs of fairly intense weights at night. The impact of sitting at a desk without getting up hardly at all for 8hrs a day is way more major on some people; I truly believe this. Not to mention 30-45 min commute AM and PM so your talking 9-10hrs of complete inactivity. Humans are not supposed to exist like that. My inlaws have an awesome cottage in a real rural area. When I'm there I'll eat 4000-5000 calories per day while drinking beer n booze at night. The difference is I am NOT working out but I am very active for 8-10hrs per day. Just doing that and not even working out and i can double my caloric intake and maintain. I often think of how much more i could eat if i worked a labor job. Then I wonder if I would still have the drive to go hit weights the way I do now.