I think you have made a healthy decision, life is more than a number on a scale. I think that good nutrition and keeping track of your caloric intake indicates a healthier attitude then being a certain size or weight. But, I do think having a range of where you want to be is also good. For example, a goal to have a BMI in the normal range. (yes, I know BMI isn't perfect).
So, once your body adapts to a healthy caloric intake, good nutrition and regular exercise will you quit losing?
Everything we read says anytime you have a calorie deficit you will lose weight. So if your BMR says you need 2000 calories and you exercise for 500 calories you have a 2500 calorie deficit. If you eat 2200 calories you will have a 300 calorie deficit so will lose 1 pound approx. every 10 days.
I think that there are other variables at work. Metabolism, age, muscle percentage/body composition etc. According to the literature, if you lose weight, work out, build muscle etc your BMR should increase and you should be able to eat more without gaining weight.
I tired this. I lost weight eating 1500 calories a day. Now at goal, supposedly my BMR says I can have 1900 - 2600 calories a day because of my work outs etc. That was too much for me, I started gaining weight. I can eat 1500 to 1700 calories a day and be okay.
Most of us here on Spark have found that we don't lose weight when we don't eat enough. So we make it a point to eat at least the minimum of target range.
I guess that was the long way around to saying that I don't think you will continue to lose weight once you reach your goal. I think you will stop losing if you don't eat enough and I think you will also stop losing if you eat too much. I think that as you reach your goal you will need to experiment to see what calorie range continues to work for you based on your lifestyle.
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