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Hi All,<br><br><br><br>
I wonder if anyone has any advice for me - I am a 20 year old vegan gal who runs for 30 minutes most days and walks around an hour a day as well. I weigh around 117 pounds now, and have had problems in the past with my weight falling too low. I am now at a place where I am happy with my weight, but I am so used to weight gain eating that I'm not sure how many calories I ought to eat just to maintain my weight...I was thinking over 2000 because of my activity level, but does anyone have a better idea?<br><br><br><br>
Thanks for any help!
 

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Hi All,<br><br><br><br>
I wonder if anyone has any advice for me - I am a 20 year old vegan gal who runs for 30 minutes most days and walks around an hour a day as well. I weigh around 117 pounds now, and have had problems in the past with my weight falling too low. I am now at a place where I am happy with my weight, but I am so used to weight gain eating that I'm not sure how many calories I ought to eat just to maintain my weight...I was thinking over 2000 because of my activity level, but does anyone have a better idea?<br><br><br><br>
Thanks for any help!</div>
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You are pretty accurate with being over 2000 calories. I would shoot for 2200 a day, based on my experience with my weight management clients. Of the 2200 calories try 55% carbs, 25% fat and 20% protein. I beleive you will be fine.<br><br>
Remember this is a pretty good guesstamite and not a prescription. I truly believe you will feel much better and be able to maintain your current weight as long as you keep up with the sme activity.<br><br><br><br>
GOOD LUCK!
 

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Help me, someone! Help me! I would love a protein/fat/carb breakdown guesstimate, too!<br><br><br><br>
I'm about 125lb, but I'm short. I should weigh about 105-110. I'm one of those veggies who had a rocking good body and actually gained <b>massive</b> weight when I stopped eating meat years ago probably b/c I replaced meat with bread, basically (moving to Alaska might have had something to do with it, too). I avoid eating as many simple sugars now, but the weight has stayed on. I think my diet is pretty healthy, but who knows?<br><br><br><br>
I do yoga every day, I bike about 15 miles 2 or 3xs a week, and I have 2 big dogs that take me on long walks every day. I think I eat about 1400 calories a day. Is that too much or too little?<br><br><br><br>
Since I've been doing the vegan thing (8 weeks ago), I've dropped about 5 lbs, but I'm not sure if it's b/c I've dumped the dairy or b/c I've upped the greens. I ordered a juicer yesterday, and I'm hoping that even more greens will mean more weight loss.<br><br><br><br>
Any suggestions anyone could give would be great. Don't want to be a fat vegetarian anymore!
 

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How tall are you, Miss Pickle? I weigh more than you and I can't manage to eat 2000 cal in a day, let alone more. But I'm just under 5'. Why don't you try 1800 to start, and see how you feel? Keep track of what you eat with fitday.com and track your weight changes, and if you're losing on that, increase 100 cal a week until you maintain.
 

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How tall are you, Miss Pickle? I weigh more than you and I can't manage to eat 2000 cal in a day, let alone more. But I'm just under 5'. Why don't you try 1800 to start, and see how you feel? Keep track of what you eat with fitday.com and track your weight changes, and if you're losing on that, increase 100 cal a week until you maintain.</div>
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Please do not use height as a means of nutritional intake. Concentrate on exercise activity, activity level, age, current weight, goal etc<br><br>
Think of wrestlers..if they were to take this advice they would be eating very, very little. Caloric intake is based on an the needs mentioned above.
 

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I am 5'7...so at 5'7 and 117 pounds, with my activity level, over 2000 seems like a good idea, but I'm just not sure.
 

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I am 5'7...so at 5'7 and 117 pounds, with my activity level, over 2000 seems like a good idea, but I'm just not sure.</div>
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I would only do what YOU are comfortable with. I would go to at least 2000 adn keep the same percentages I gave you earlier. that is the most important part. If you cannot figure out the total number of grams based on the %'s I gave you I can help you out.<br><br>
Remember, this is to maintain, not lose. If you told me you wanted to lose 8 pounds you would get less calories and the 5's would be different. TO maintain you need more calories and more fat than you would to lose.<br><br>
Trust me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> I have MANY clients and members doing the same and acheiving fabulous results!
 

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Hey Barry, how many calories should I be eating. I lost about 5 pounds after switching to a vegetarian (mostly vegan) diet but I'm kinda at a standstill now. I'm 31 years old, 5'4" and weigh about 170 pounds. I started out at 220 a few years ago and I've been struggling with these last 30 or so pounds for a long time. I workout 4-6 days a week (mix of cardio and weight training.) I don't log my calories every day but when I do, I average 1600-1700 a day. Any tips for me?
 
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