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Old 01-06-2013, 03:05 PM   #1
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Maintenance calories?

I'm currently at a point in my weight loss where I am in maintenance mode but I'm trying to figure out how many calories/exercise are appropriate for me to maintain my current weight. I generally run or use an elliptical for 60 minutes 6-7 days a week. I have a hard time taking rest days as I fear falling off and not knowing how many calories to eat on the rest day. Can I or should I scale back my exercise? Any input?

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Old 01-08-2013, 08:52 AM   #2
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Re: Maintenance calories?

You are still building muscle on your rest day so I don't see any need to make big changes on that day.

Having said that, 60 minutes of running per day seems excessive to me, unless you do it because you like running. Although, if you're addicted to lots of starches you might need that much exercise. If you want to cut back on the running, all you need to do is cut back on the higher calorie foods, like starches and sugar etc.. You basically have to experiment with different levels while keeping track of your weight.

Yes, I would recommend scaling back your exercise gradually and do the same with the higher calorie foods, like fats and starches. When you do this, add more fresh fruit and vegetables.

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Old 01-25-2013, 11:25 AM   #3
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Re: Maintenance calories?

To keep an eye on your calorie count use a phone app.
To know the calorie count to hold your weight. Buy some, weight scales which work on your body fat and other readings to work it out.

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Old 02-14-2013, 01:09 AM   #4
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Re: Maintenance calories?


I think it is very importance that how to maintain our body very healthy.You have to care more about your diet.Please avoid fast food.You had better do regular exercise and yoga.


Old 02-14-2013, 01:29 AM   #5
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Re: Maintenance calories?

Well weight loss is really essential.

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