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How many calories does it sound like I need to maintain 150 lbs?
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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Bariatrics
In brief: Prob 15-1800 cal/d
We have done metabolic testing.
Most obese patients have had a lower metabolism of about 10 calories per pound. So, if you were 200 pounds, that is a maintenance of 2000 cal per day. Thinner patients have had a higher metabolism of 12-13 calories per lb. (24-2600 cal/day). Keep metabolism higher with regular exercise and small frequent meals.

In brief: Prob 15-1800 cal/d
We have done metabolic testing.
Most obese patients have had a lower metabolism of about 10 calories per pound. So, if you were 200 pounds, that is a maintenance of 2000 cal per day. Thinner patients have had a higher metabolism of 12-13 calories per lb. (24-2600 cal/day). Keep metabolism higher with regular exercise and small frequent meals.
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