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emilybd623emilybd623 Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
I want to start a recomp after losing about 45lbs. I'm 5'3" and 111lbs. MFP recommends 1520cals to maintain weight but this seems low? I'm quite sedentary but was losing on 1400.

I'm also brand new to maintaining and don't know what's the best way for me to recomp? Should I start a solid exercise plan or hire a trainer?



  • whmscllwhmscll Posts: 2,193Member Member Posts: 2,193Member Member
    MFP gives me 1450 for maintenance.

    For recomp you need to lift at a level that is heavy for you and progressively add small amounts of weight continuously or add reps or both while eating enough protein (I think it is .8-.10 grams per pound of LEAN weight). If you’re unfamiliar with how to lift (especially compound lifts like deadlifts and barbell squats) definitely hire a trainer for a while.
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