I'm 5'7, 122 lbs, and 22 years old. I exercise every day for 45-60 minutes. Generally throughout my day I burn about 2100 to 2450 calories. My suggested calorie consumption is 1850 calories. Is this right if I'm not trying to lose weight? I want to maintain my body and be healthy. I've heard that you should consume the amount of calories burned. Which way is correct?
Last edited by mod-anon; 06-15-2010 at 01:26 PM.
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How do you know how many calories you burn in a day? Do you know exactly how many calories you consume? Is your weight holding steady at 122 lbs.? If you're not losing weight and not gaining weight, that's all you really need to know. If you start losing weight, raise your calories a little. If you start gaining weight, lower your calories a little. That's what I do and it works for me.
I DO know exactly how many calories I consume as I watch them every day. As far as knowing what I burn, I use a website that calculates an estimate for me of the amount. I JUST started counting my calories though because eating healthy wasn't doing enough as far as not gaining. I just ate more if I ate healthy, but now I have no idea what I'm doing as far as my weight is concerned and I DO NOT want to lose ANY weight...or, obviously gain any. I was hoping for an actual estimation as to whether I should keep it at the number that I burn or under. But thank you!