When to start the maintenance transition
So my maintenance plan is to get to a certain weight (this is where I need help) and then start adding 50-100 cals about every 4 weeks until I'm at about 1800 (this is where I think I'll be most comfortable). I want to do it this way as opposed to going to a specific goal weight because I want my body to *naturally* determine it's maintenance range and I want to maintain at about 1800 regardless of what weight that is. Because I lose at a pretty high calorie range and I'm adding back so slowly I think I'll probably lose another 5 lbs during this process. So at what weight should I start the process. I'd be happy at any of the following maintenance ranges 145-150, 140-145 or 135-140. Should I just start the process once I reach 150 and wherever I end up is where I end up? Or should I push a little harder towards the middle of my ranges and start at 145? Has anyone else done it this way, had a goal weight range and a goal maintenance cal range. How did you do it?
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