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what is my activity when calculating my tdee

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    Hi guys, first off sorry if this is a stupid question aha

    I am going to be starting the gym next week and was wondering what to use as my activity when finding out my rough tdee (ie should I use light activity or moderate)

    I will be doing a full body workout program so I'll be lifting weights 3 times a week (I am a beginner so starting with the bar for squat + bench, 30/40 for deadlift) and I also average 2.8 miles walking per day 6 times a week for commuting to work/gym/uni (my job involves sitting down mostly)

    So what should I class my activity as when calculating my tdee?

    Thanks for the help

    moderate probably

    yeh moderate i reckon, thats a fair amount of walking + gym

    doesnt really matter though, tdee calculators are crap. as you say, use it is a rough guide. when you actually start losing/gaining weight, you'll get a feel for how to up or drop your cals to estimate your tdee
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