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  • That is great. If you are doing what you enjoy and its working for you them be all means continue. But there is also other ways. So your maintenance is around 2000-2200 and you have to exercise enough to burn 1k calories (alot) My maintenance is around 2800 and i only workout 3x/week for 45min-1hr (I probably only burn…
  • if you can find any reliable way to accurately measure energy consumed by exercise as all the machines and trainers give you bogus numbers. The amount you burn depends on lots of factors like height, weight, age, gender, muscle mass, muscle adaptation etc... I know people like to look on their cardio machine and it gives…
  • buy a food scale and use it to measure out your food in grams to get accurate calories. Never count exercise calories towards what you can eat. You burn very little calories from exercising, just consider the calories you burn as a bonus. if you are near the 1200 calorie mark, do not go below. 1200 calories is the calorie…
  • First don't use scales, calipers , anything bio-impedence or whatever. They are not accurate. Those can be off by more than 10% even when used correctly. Even the best ways would be using a dexa scan and bodpod but even those have error rates around 5%. Best way is to take pictures in good lighting in a relaxed/non-flexed…
  • You should only be losing 1-2lbs/week max. A weight loss faster than this leads to losing more lean muscle and water/glycogen from your muscles and not actually fat. If you are losing more than 2lbs/week for more then 2-3 weeks (excess water is gone by this point) you need to eat more to slow weight loss down. Lets say you…
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