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Old 02-05-2013, 10:57 PM   #6
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S/C/G: 195/145/145

Height: 5'11"


Originally Posted by GotothegymOKAY View Post
I am so confused.

I calculated that at 145 to lose a pound a week, you are allowed 1500 calories.

But to maintain at 135, you are allowed 1900.

I don't understand!
To lose weight, you have to eat less than your body needs (so it will use your fat stores for energy). To maintain, you have to eat as much as your body needs. Hence the difference in calories.

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