Originally Posted by sarita75
Awesome explanation! Thank you!
Another question. Has anyone been told approximately how many calories to eat in Maintenance?
Women: 655 + (4.35 x weight in pounds) + (4.7 x height in inches) - (4.7 x age in years)
Men: 66 + (6.23 x weight in pounds) + (12.7 x height in inches) - (6.8 x age in years)
Next, take that number and multiply it by the number that corresponds to your daily activity level:
Sedentary (little or no exercise) - 1.2
Lightly active (light exercise/work 1-3 days per week) - 1.375
Moderately active (moderate exercise/work 3-5 days per week) - 1.55
Very active (hard exercise/work 6-7 days a week) - 1.725
Extra active (very hard exercise/work 6-7 days a week) - 1.9
The final number you have is the number of calories you need per day to maintain your current weight. If you want to gain weight, you'll need to consume more calories, or burn fewer calories; and if you want to lose weight, you'll need to eat fewer calories or burn more calories by increasing your physical activity.