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A 32-year-old member asked:

what amount of calories should i be consuming on my exercise plan to maintain my current weight?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Exercise: You need to estimate calories from your exercise and then add your daily need for life/work to estimate daily need for you. If you do heavy physical labor you burn more than a desk job. For low activity people adding estimated exercise to 1500 cal can be a very rough estimate. Most estimates are rough at best anyway.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Can you please tell me, should 1500 calories and exercise maintain weight?

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Dr. Chad Zooker
Sports Medicine 17 years experience
Depends...: First you should google BMR (basal metabolic rate) calculator and enter your height, weight and activity level. This will tell you the amount of calories you need to eat in a day in order to maintain your exact current weight. If it is 1500, then yes. If it is higher, then 1500/day will cause you to lose weight.

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