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Curious About Your Maintenance Calories?

Curious about your maintenance calories? If not you should be. It is the beginning and end to all roads body composition, manipulation and a general feeling of badassery. ⠀ 📉Ready to cut? Find your maintenance to achieve optimal results without spinning your wheels.⠀ 📈Want to build? Knowing your maintenance will allow you to temper your nutrition just enough to balance that healthy gain.⠀ 🤸‍♂️Interested in firing on all cylinders and achieving super sharp mental clarity? Maintenance is where it’s at. ⠀ Once I started consuming quantities beyond that reckless estimation of 1200-1500 calories per day for *most* active women, I came out of a fog I never knew I was in.⠀ 🏋️‍♀️OH - and anecdotally, you can still crush those goals in the gym and see some body recomp over the course of time if you’re patient in maintenance. And also #pizza I highly recommend following several coaches in this space to find who you vibe with. You’ll get accountability, education and support in a way no one else can offer. But if that’s not currently an option for you, read on....⠀ I love this calculator to determine my Total Daily Energy Expenditure (TDEE = energy burned in 24 hours, from sleeping to sprinting), and find it to be pretty spot on for me: You’ll need to know your body fat percentage for precision, but if you don’t have access to a place like @dexafit.msntry making an honest self-assessment based on the photos you'll find on So as you begin to make decisions about your goals and what is right for you, I encourage you to level up the knowledge on your personal biometrics, to right-set any fitness dogma that may have infiltrated your head in the the past 25 years 🤪⠀

September 15, 2019

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