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Actually, if you run a consistent 10-15% calorie deficit you should lose, albeit slowly, even if your daily calorie intake is calibrated to your daily exercise. The real issue is how accurate the calculations are. Using a device like the Fitbit or the Bodymedia armband should help.
I use myfitnesspal to track and it does this. I ignore it there too for the most part. Eating your calories you burn kinda defeats the purpose of trying to lose weight BUT it is nice if you are working maintenance and want to make sure you are covered for eating off plan.
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Kierae - happily maintaining since 1/2009
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Sounds interesting. As usual I am wary though. LOL.
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