Hi everyone- My name is Theresa and my weight has fluctuated since I hit my teens. I'm 35 now, but between having 2 kids in the last 5 years, the weight I had lost previously of course I gained back with pregnancy. So, I feel like the last 5 years I've been losing and gaining- back and forth. I am making this my LAST time. I am ready to maintain. I'm healthy BMI now and while I may still try to lose a few more extra pounds this fall, I'm thinking that for the most part I should start getting into maintenance mode. While another couple pounds gone would be great, I have to start looking at what is realistic, long term.
Anyway, I joined this group hoping to find some tips and advice on HOW to maintain. I plan on doing some internet research too and seeing if there are any books I can pick up at the library. Right now I still track all of my calories and exercise, each day. I know my biggest helper will be KEEPING UP my exercise, which in times past I tend to drop by the wayside. I know that is essential now to keeping the weight off. And definitely some healthier eating habits.
One of my main questions right now, is how to alter my calories each day? Currently I eat about 1500 a day. Should I increase gradually? I did find a calculator that has recommendations on how many cal's I can eat per day to maintain, but not sure if I up the intake all at once, will my body be ok, ie- not start gaining?
Thanks for any advice!!
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