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Old 01-30-2012, 04:07 PM   #7
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Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Virginia
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S/C/G: 350/184/180

Height: 6'


assuming your weight is what it is on your avatar there, then 2000 calories a day is about maintenance for you, or maybe even a little above.
My usual calorie limit is 1500-1600. Since I was stalled at that weight I decided to up it to 2000 the past week without changing my excerise or anything else. Just to see if maybe I can get things to move along as i've heard that it'll sometimes help. I kept the same weight even while increasing my intake by 3500 calories for the week. Last year on days when I did add up my calories I found that I could still maintain by eating 2500, although some days I would eat more, when I was holding steady at 212.

To the OP, did you track your calories those other times when you broke through your plateaus?
No I did not. I didn't start tracking calories everyday until I hit 200. The week I broke that number, after being there for 6-7 weeks when trying to lose, was christmas. And I didn't pay any attention. The few times I did track before hitting 200, I would add everything up at the end of the day just to get an estimate of how much I was eating. But never during any plateau's For my cardio excerises I do try and switch up the amount of every activity everyday. Say one day I'll be on the treadmill and i'll jog at a steady pace for 15-20 minuntes. The next day I may just walk while i'll spend alot of my energy working hard on another machine. I'll try and switch it up and add different machines and new excerises in though

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