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      02-07-2011, 04:53 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by FDfranklin View Post
I know not specifically, I guess my intention of this thread was just to get low calorie meals that don't taste like cardboard
Walden Farms makes some good stuff.

http://www.waldenfarms.com/

Try this to see what your caloric maintenance is:

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Estimating Requirements
The simplest method of estimating needs is to base your intake on a standard 'calories per unit of weight (usually kilograms)'. Typically:
- 26 to 30 kcals/kg/day for normal, healthy individuals with sedentary lifestyles doing little physical activity [12.0-14 kcal/pound]
- 31 to 37 kcal/kg/day for those involved in light to moderate activity 3-5 x a week with moderately active lifestyles [14-16 kcal/ pound]
- 38 to 40 kcals/kg/day for those involved in vigorous activity and highly active jobs [16-18 kcal/ pound].
For those involved in HEAVY training (eg: athletes) - the demand is even greater:
- 41 to 50 kcals/kg/day for those involved in moderate to heavy training (for example: 15-20 hrs/ week training) [18.5-22 kcal/ pound]
- 50 or above kcals/kg/day for those involved in heavy to extreme training [> 22 kcal/ pound]


Subtract ~500 calories from your maintenance number and you will see lbs drop.
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