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Ladies 21-25: How many Calories do you currently eat to maintain?


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Hello!

I was just wondering how many calories the ladies within my age group consume on average after weight loss to maintain. I understand that everyone maintains at a different level, nonetheless I am still curious. Starting next week I will begin maintaining. SO your answers are definitely appreciated.

Thank you. DD

Current weight?

Highest Weight?

Current Maintenance Calories?

I am 5'5.5, 21, Female 147lbs

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Hey DD :)

I'm 20 (almost 21, so I guess I count :P), 5'4'', currently 138lbs (down from 150ish), and when I reach 134 I'm going on temporary maintenance (before getting down to 129 for lightweight rowing in March). In order to maintain, I should be eating about 2000 cals/day, but I do a lot of exercise! It really all depends on your activity level etc. What you need to do is calculate your BMR, which tells you the minimum calories you need per day to survive if you sleep 24hrs a day, then you multiply by a factor dependent on your activity level, and that's the number you need for maintenance :) Use this: http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/ bmr-formula.php and then click the link for the "harris  benedict equation" to add in your activity factor. Should work :) 

Hi there! I'm 22 and am in a constant battle to maintain my weight. My body fluctuates about 5-10 pounds constantly, I'm finding maintenance difficult. However, I try to stick around 1700 calories to maintain my weight, and choose mainly high protein options.

Female

Height: 5'2''

Weight: 115 lbs (down from 130...but up from 105 which I was this summer)

I used to work out every single day for over an hour and I was eating very well, and looked great at about 107. But I broke my foot a couple months ago and haven't been able to go to the gym, and all the weight came right back!! I'm back up to about 115 and am extremely unhappy. I'm finally back at the gym, so I could use some motivation to get back into shape1

 

Mi

Hi!

I'm a 21 years old female, small-framed and a bit under 5'11".

I don't weigh myself (I try to focus on what I feel comfortable with and what looks and feels good on me rather than on what the number on the scale says), but, the last time I did, it was 147.7 lbs (67 kg). I've lost a bit since then, so I'd say I weigh around 143 lbs (65 kg). I would have to eat a bit over 1800 kcal in order to maintain when I'm sedentary (and, being a full time student, I usually am)... So I have my maintenance level set on 1800-ish and log every extra activity (exercise, casual walks, sightseeing while traveling, housework etc.) to get my maintenance level for the day.

Oh, and my highest weight was a bit under 170 lbs.

I'm 25 years old, 5" 0.5, maintaining 110-113 lbs for about five months on approximately 2200 cals/day. My highest weight was about 160 (which didn't look nearly as big as you'd expect on someone my height - I must have really high bone density or something).

I'm a full-time student, so I spend a lot of time sitting around in lectures and writing essays, but my busy school/volunteering schedule has me rushing around with heavy bags full of textbooks all the time, so I'm not sedentary by any means! I also bike commute to school and back pretty much every day, about 1.5 hours/day, and frequently bike on the weekends as well, so I'm quite active. My weight has actually crept down a pound or two since the beginning of the semester, so I know I could actually maintain on more than 2200. My appetite has spiked recently, maybe because of the colder weather, so for the past couple weeks my average daily intake is probably closer to 2300 or 2400, and still no gain. I expect the holidays will bring another calorie increase - we'll see how much my metabolism can take before I start gaining, I guess!

 

 

Hello Ladies!

I thank you all so much for taking the time out to respond. It is crazy how much variance there is in weight maintenance! Well I began my maintenance journey a couple of weeks ago and have put on a few pounds already lol.. but I hope that it is just water.. I have also have ridiculous fluctuation, never less than 5-7 pounds a day...  Well we will see how it goes.

Thank you again,

DD

I have not lost weight, but currently I am maintaining 117 lbs at a height of 5'6" with an average of 1400 calories per day. I am 21 years old.  Sometimes I eat a little more, especially on days I exercise.

Original Post by dd0427353:

Hello!

I was just wondering how many calories the ladies within my age group consume on average after weight loss to maintain. I understand that everyone maintains at a different level, nonetheless I am still curious. Starting next week I will begin maintaining. SO your answers are definitely appreciated.

Thank you. DD

Current weight?

Highest Weight?

Current Maintenance Calories?

I am 5'5.5, 21, Female 147lbs

Curre nt weight:125

Highest Weight: 150

Not yet mantining planning on 1800-2000 maintaing (about 1 month away!)

5'2  and 25 years

Current weight: 225 

Highest Weight: 276 (it may have been higher, there was scale avoidance)

Current Maintenance Calories: about 2800-3200 (depends on workout)

I'm 5'9, 24 yrs,  and I workout an average of 5 days 

My workouts include the elliptical, stair stepper, stationary bike, rowing machine, and treadmill. The equipment I use varies depending on the day. I burn between 600-1000+ calories during my workouts.

I aim for 2,000 cals a day. Last week I went over 5 out of 7 days and I still lost about 2.5lbs so this tells me I may be burning more than I think I am. I am careful not to exceed the 1,000 cal difference in calories in/out so that when it comes time for maintenance I don't struggle with binging.

My ultimate goal is 150-160 lbs and I will continue to workout as I do now. My maintenance then should be around 2,300-2,600.

 

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