Posted by: Lauren | 2007/03/22

Want to maintain weight

Hi there

I've reached my goal of 65kg and am 1.77cm tall. I would not like to regain the weight I've lost but am not sure how many calories a day I can comsume to maintain my weight.

Can you tell me if my logic is correct?

I have a BMR of 1482 calories. I exercise 4 times a week at gym for 40 mins which gives me a moderate activitu level so I'm allowed an extra 780 calories 4 days a week, and say 486 for 3 days a week for the days I don't exercise (these gigures are from a diet book)?

So on the days I exercise I'm allowed 1482+780 calories? Is this right?


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Dear Lauren
The BMI you have reached of 20,8 is lower than the ideal of 22 for which you would weigh 68 kg, so you can certainly ingest 2 200 cal a day.
Best regards

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