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5'4-5'5 women what are your maintenance calories?

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  • sydlovessciencesydlovesscience Posts: 7Member Member Posts: 7Member Member
    I'm 5'5 and around 121 and for me maintenance is under 1750, i can go over it and be fine, which is rare because most days i am around 1300-1400
  • mmnv79mmnv79 Posts: 519Member Member Posts: 519Member Member
    I don't know how old are you, but that's what the online calculator I use says for your stats.

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  • collectingbluescollectingblues Posts: 2,311Member, Premium Member Posts: 2,311Member, Premium Member
    I'm 5'4", slightly heavier than you, and maintenance is about 2200 or so. I'm very active, and fairly muscular -- both of which are huge drivers.
  • admaarieadmaarie Posts: 4,241Member Member Posts: 4,241Member Member
    I’m 5’5, maintenance at 2150 but I mainly go over because I’m always on my feet all day (teacher) so I’m always pretty hungry so I range between 2100-2300 most days. I lift 4x a week, I walk a lot and always on my feet at work as I mentioned!
  • trjjoytrjjoy Posts: 651Member Member Posts: 651Member Member
    I'm breastfeeding a toddler and she's very active so I'm constantly running around after her and picking her up etc etc etc. I'm losing weight on 2000-odd calories per day. I don't know what my maintenance calories are because I'm only logging now that I want to lose weight.
  • dulinhdulinh Posts: 91Member Member Posts: 91Member Member
    I'm 5'4.5" 123lb 40yo. I've been tracking and calculating my maintenance calories each month since January. My range is 1572 -1982 with an average of 1845. My average is decreasing each month - I suspect due to weight loss over the year (started the year at 133) and switching from a cardio-based routine to strength-based routine.

    My goal this month is to move a bit more because I find that 1700 calories avg/day works for me. Trying to stay under 1600 cal/day is tough!
  • kimny72kimny72 Posts: 12,011Member Member Posts: 12,011Member Member
    I'm 5'4 (and 1/2!) 125lbs and usually lightly active. I'm eating around 1700-1800 to maintain. I know I could be more active and probably push that up to a nice solid 1900, but I haven't done it yet :blush:
  • FatgonegirlFatgonegirl Posts: 32Member Member Posts: 32Member Member
    Hi, I'm 5'4 age 55 and 9st 4lbs (59kg, 130lb) I maintain at around 1700/1800 give or take. I find it harder to be more accurate than that. I find it very interesting to know what other women about my size can maintain on. It seems there is a wide variety of answers.
  • StarBrightStarBrightStarBrightStarBright Posts: 96Member Member Posts: 96Member Member
    5'5", 145 pounds, 37 years old, lightly active (walk a few miles a day) and essentially maintain at around 1500. 1500 is hard for me so I usually spend a couple of months eating around 1400 to try to lose, get hungry, eat around 1600 for a couple months and gain and start the whole cycle over again. Every 4 months, like clockwork for two years now :) It is what it is.
  • lulu_bear88lulu_bear88 Posts: 8Member Member Posts: 8Member Member
    16-18's range but that also depends on activity
  • DaisyHamiltonDaisyHamilton Posts: 576Member Member Posts: 576Member Member
    At 154 pounds, my maintenance right now is around 1900ish. But I'm still losing. 5ft4.5in and 24 y/o
  • w8goal4lifew8goal4life Posts: 886Member Member Posts: 886Member Member
    5'6" 115 lbs. I exercise in one form or another about 30 minutes per day, track daily and maintain on 1400 calories. Sometimes I eat back exercise calories and sometimes not. Slower metabolism at advanced years. Wouldn't it be wonderful to maintain on 1500+ calories per day!
  • claireychn074claireychn074 Posts: 134Member, Premium Member Posts: 134Member, Premium Member
    Can I join in? Okay technically I’m 5’3 but in my heart I am a LOT taller. Weigh 118pounds, 44 yrs old and maintain on about 2100. I lift 5 times a week and do some hiit.
  • etherealanwaretherealanwar Posts: 303Member Member Posts: 303Member Member
    Wow, ladies with 2000+ calorie maintenance have it awesome! I'm not at my goal weight, currently weigh 156.8lbs and my maintenance is 1890. My goal weight (first one atleast) is 135 lbs and mfp claims my maintenance will be a measly 1680....primarily because I am sedentary for the majority of the day and only go on a 30min walk on lunch breaks.

    Question, how active are you ladies with 2000+ maintenance? I'm wondering what I will need to do to get my tdee that high once I reach maintenance.
  • kimny72kimny72 Posts: 12,011Member Member Posts: 12,011Member Member
    Wow, ladies with 2000+ calorie maintenance have it awesome! I'm not at my goal weight, currently weigh 156.8lbs and my maintenance is 1890. My goal weight (first one atleast) is 135 lbs and mfp claims my maintenance will be a measly 1680....primarily because I am sedentary for the majority of the day and only go on a 30min walk on lunch breaks.

    Question, how active are you ladies with 2000+ maintenance? I'm wondering what I will need to do to get my tdee that high once I reach maintenance.

    My TDEE is not over 2000, but this thread has some great suggestions in the meantime:

    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10610953/neat-improvement-strategies-to-improve-weight-loss/p1
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