Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by Accord, Nov 8, 2005.
How do I figure out how many calories are considered "maintenance" for me?
Weight in pounds x 10 + weight (lbs) x
3 (if inactive)
5 (if moderately active)
10 (if extremely active)
For example, an inactive 180 pound woman should eat (180 x 10) + (180 x 3) or 2,340 calories a day to maintain her weight - neither gain nor lose weight.
i've always heard:
(weight) x 12, 15, or 18 (lose weight, maintain, gain) for moderately active...
probably just another way of doing it..
i did it your way and it came out as 15 for me to maintain.. so, same thing