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Old 04-16-2018, 06:03 PM   #1  
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I average around 159-161.

Iíll eat pretty much whatever I want until I get to 161. Then Iíll eat less for a couple days until Iím back at 159.

So I usually eat whatever for 5 days and then low cal for 2 days.

Iím not sure this is healthy to do, I just really like eating unhealthy food and honestly, I donít know how else to maintain.

Itís working. I havenít gained any new weight.

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Old 04-16-2018, 10:34 PM   #2  
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It sounds OK to me, as long as you can continue to be consistent.

The danger is if you start skipping the two low-cal days, or they start to drift upward; also, if you overeat so much on the higher-cal days that two low-cal days don't reverse the trend.

Everyone has to find his or her own way to maintain. It's good to include foods you like to eat, as long as you keep in mind that some restriction will have to happen.

Good luck! Good for you for maintaining!
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If it works, it works! A range of 3lbs is pretty small, it's within the normal range of weight fluctuations. I think you're fine.
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I average around 159-161.

Iíll eat pretty much whatever I want until I get to 161. Then Iíll eat less for a couple days until Iím back at 159.

So I usually eat whatever for 5 days and then low cal for 2 days.

Iím not sure this is healthy to do, I just really like eating unhealthy food and honestly, I donít know how else to maintain.

Itís working. I havenít gained any new weight.
Sounds fine to me. I use the Dukan staircase, so I increase calories and carbs through the week. The week starts with a protein only day, followed by a protein and vegetable day, followed by fruit etc. I think you need to confuse your metabolism by juggling things up. I also like a small window (weight range) for maintenance.
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Old 06-01-2018, 12:05 AM   #5  
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So I usually eat whatever for 5 days and then low cal for 2 days.

I’m not sure this is healthy to do, I just really like eating unhealthy food and honestly, I don’t know how else to maintain.
If you only care about maintaining, and don't care about your health, and if you're ok with being hungry, I guess what you're doing is ok.

If I understand correctly, you're eating unhealthy 5 days a week, and eating a smaller amount of unhealthy food 2 days a week, and not getting enough nutrients on any of those days. Eating healthy 7 days a week would be a better choice. You'll be able to maintain without being hungry, and you'll probably feel better too.

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The week starts with a protein only day, followed by a protein and vegetable day, followed by fruit etc. I think you need to confuse your metabolism by juggling things up.
That doesn't sound like a good idea. You should be eating both protein and vegetables every day. You also need fat in your diet.
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