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Al19067
02-25-2009, 06:47 PM
How do u find out ur maintence calories

king8329
02-25-2009, 07:53 PM
How do u find out ur maintence calories

Track what you normally eat for a week using a site like fitday. You should see by the end of that week a trend. If not, add up the entire week and divivde by 7. Should give you a pretty good base idea.

tom183
02-26-2009, 04:57 AM
Weigh yourself. Record everything you eat for a week (be thorough). Figure out how many calories you were getting in. As said above, fitday.com is a good website for this. Weigh yourself again. If your weight reamined the same then you were eating your maintenance calories or close to it.
Consistency in the weighing process is important. Make sure you weight yourself at the same time of day (first thing in the morning after you go to the toilet is probably the most accurate), use the same set of scales, are standing on the same surface etc...

VikingWarlord
02-26-2009, 05:33 AM
It really should be longer than a week to see accurate trending. A month is good but most people aren't that patient. 2 weeks is a workable compromise.