Eating Exercise Calories

  • Over the past 2 years I've managed to lose 50lbs and have finally reached my goal weight. I workout 90 minutes a day 6 days a week and I'm trying to settle into maintenance. I've never been one to eat all my allowed calories but now that I'm maintaining do I have to eat them or can I continue you eating 1300 calories a day?

    ashleystone   by: ashleystone
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    splashangel  over 2 years ago by: splashangel

    Congratulations on the weight loss! You need to find out how many cals it will take for you to maintain the weight you are at. You can track your excercise just the same as if you were still trying to lose. I doubt 1300 calories is enough but I don't know your stats. Opinions vary some, but, the route I go is if Your suppose to take in 1500 calories to maintain weight and you burn 200, then eat another 200. Again,great way to endure and accomplish your goals!

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    gwynneshoaf  over 2 years ago by: gwynneshoaf

    Great job, Ashley! You are definitely an inspiring success story for everyone on this site. I would definitely calculate the amount of calories you need for your new weight. Now that you are in maintenance mode, you may be able to go by "feel" instead of getting stuck on a calorie count. If you feel great, are able to stay active, and don't lose more weight, you may not need to eat any more calories. Keep it up, girl!!

    • ashleystone
      ashleystone over 2 years ago

      Thanks! The biggest reason I still track calories is because it keeps me accountable for the things I put in my mouth and helps me keep healthy choices at the top of my list!

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