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What is your average weight maintaining calorie goal?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 12, 2013 at 10:04 AM

On how many calories do you maintain your weight? Does the calculators apply to you? (pls tell your height weight :) )

I am asking because I see some differences in how paleo affects my metabolism. It is also not about the carbs always. :)

Thank ya! :) Angelica

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on June 20, 2013
at 01:30 AM

All depends on your frame & genetic musculature. Am small boned, with a dancers muscles.

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on June 19, 2013
at 10:49 PM

OH, you literally meant 'a couple.' Phew. Either way, makes my final goal of 150 at 5'7" seem a bit high.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on June 19, 2013
at 10:41 PM

My weight as a personal trainer, very fit at age 36 was 122, for reference.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on June 19, 2013
at 10:40 PM

Just some perimenopausal belly fat. Like I said just a couple of pounds.

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on June 19, 2013
at 10:22 PM

You have fat to lose at 5'6" and 125 lbs? Whoah.

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on June 20, 2013
at 06:55 PM

I'm 5'5" 155# and I maintain around 2100 cals a day when I lift a couple times a week. It's something I just learned pretty recently though- I guess my metabolism got sluggish from only having about 1700/day doing paleo for about 2.5 years, and I'd been maintaining a little under 145#. Then I overindulged this past holiday season and packed on 10lbs because I guess I was overeating too quickly for my metabolism to catch up. Now that I've figured out my actual calorie needs and my weight has been stable a couple months, I'm going to ramp up my workouts a bit and get back down to 145ish, but should be able to maintain that while eating more than before. I encourage some others on this thread to be careful to not fall into the same trap I did- I now believe that for most ladies who are fairly active (even petite ones), if you're maintaining at under 2000 cals, your metabolism may not be where it should be.

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on June 20, 2013
at 07:33 PM

Most of my life I have never counted calories. 5 foot 5. Like to keep weight under 126 pounds. I've some to lost to get back down to that at the moment. When I'm not trying to lose and am active I seem to need about 1800 a day of calories I think. I don't really like to focus on calories. I counted one day last week and that was 1000 - 1200. I don't feel hungry as I'm eating 3 large meals a day of protein and veg.

Although I want to lose some weight my main reason to eat paleo is it makes me feel good and keeps me healthy so even if I never lost any weight I always eat like this.

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on June 20, 2013
at 04:26 PM

That's great :D I am glad you answered and am looking forward for other responses :)

I am female, 5'7, 135 pounds and maintain my weight on 2000-2500 cal a day. Any less makes me lose weight! I train 4-6 times a week.... :)

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on June 19, 2013
at 10:17 PM

I don't count calories. Keeping my carbs below 40 g/day and consciously eating a bit less than "full" and I am dropping my last couple of pounds, slowly, but surely.

When I reach maintenance, I will just eat until I am truly full.

5"6", 125 lbs

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(1097)

on June 19, 2013
at 10:22 PM

You have fat to lose at 5'6" and 125 lbs? Whoah.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on June 20, 2013
at 01:30 AM

All depends on your frame & genetic musculature. Am small boned, with a dancers muscles.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on June 19, 2013
at 10:40 PM

Just some perimenopausal belly fat. Like I said just a couple of pounds.

Medium avatar

(1097)

on June 19, 2013
at 10:49 PM

OH, you literally meant 'a couple.' Phew. Either way, makes my final goal of 150 at 5'7" seem a bit high.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on June 19, 2013
at 10:41 PM

My weight as a personal trainer, very fit at age 36 was 122, for reference.

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on June 19, 2013
at 09:02 PM

5'1", female, 24, 115-120 pounds. I eat 1500 cals a day. I get super hunger if I eat less, no matter what the macros area. To lose that final 10lbs I would have to stick to 1000-1200 a day consistently.

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on June 19, 2013
at 07:11 PM

To maintain it looks like I need about 1700-1800 calories a day, currently. Probably more like 1650-1750 when I reach goal weight.

But that's just bmr. Including daily activities and exercise I probably need more like 2300-2400 to maintain. Which is great! Now, to afford that much food...

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on June 19, 2013
at 06:57 PM

When I started out on the Paleo diet, I found myself eating between 1800-2000 calories per day, and I lost 7 kg (15.5 lbs). I'm sitting about about 58 kg (128 lbs) now for about 5'5" tall.

After about a month or so, my caloric intake naturally lowered to between 1400-1800 calories, without any effort. My weight stabalized and hasn't moved since (about 3 months).

I've recently decided to try and lower my body fat pourcentage, in an effort to see a bit of ab definition, and so have been trying to keep my macros at about 15/25/60 (carbs/pro/fat). Since watching this ratio, my caloric intake has once again dropped - to about 900-1400 per day.

I eat when I'm hungry and until I'm full. I snack. I eat chocolate. I just have found I need fewer calories than I thought.

So far (it's only been a week), I've lost 1 cm on my thighs and a lot of stomach bloat I didn't know I had. I'm hoping the abs will show up next...

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on June 12, 2013
at 11:06 AM

I'm 5'1'', 98-102 lbs, female, and I aim for around 1000-1200 calories a day, under 100g and at least 60g protein. Twice a week I'll go over that and have usually around 1300-1400 calories a day. I'm pretty lean with a good amount of muscle. If I go over that for about a week, I start to get bloated looking and the scale goes up!

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