How do you maintain once you reach your weight goal?

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cwilson7873

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Posted: 15 Jun 2013, 21:11
I reached my weight goal but have already put 2 pounds back on. What is a good maintenance calorie level? My diet level was 2200 calories.
kingkeld

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Posted: 16 Jun 2013, 00:41
Maintenance calorie intake varies from person to person. It all depends on age, sex, height, weight, activity level - just like when you lose weight.

I'm maintaining my weight, I am done with losing weight. However, it will always go a little up and down, there is no way you can avoid that.

If I were you, go back to your weight loss intake, drop a kilo or two until you're happy with the weight, then add an extra hundred calories per day and see where that takes you. If you still lose weight, add another hundred. Give it a week or two before you raise your RDI per time. THis should give you an idea of how many calories you can/should consume.

Maintenance is tricky business. It's a fine balance. Just keep doing good - you'll get it. Smile
"Losing weight is never about eating as little as possible"
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From October 4th 2010 to April 3rd 2012 I lost half my body weight - 80 kilos/170 lbs. Since then, I have had two cosmetic surgeries to remove excess skin. I have now quadrupled my strength, gained several kilos in muscle mass, and today I focus on building muscle, optimizing my diet, and living healthy. I am stronger, healthier, thinner, happier!
Spacey47

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Posted: 16 Jun 2013, 07:04
I have maintained fairly comfortably since last November.

I dont go by weight anymore but how I look and how my clothes and in particular my belts fit me.

over xmas for example my belts got a little snugger that triggered me to eat a bit less and within days I was back

wearing a belt every day is like a constant reminder feedback loop of where you are at and where you want to be

much better and more accurate than a scale in terms of your body's composition in my book



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