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cherrylips cherrylips
Mon, Jun 22, 2009 21:06
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when is enough actually enough and what to do afterwards
Hi I am a 33 year old woman
I try to work out regularly, I jog any where from 30 minutes to an hour and a half. I am 5'4 woman

I have lost 40 pounds, I currently weigh 145, I know this is a healthy bmi, but at what point should I stop trying to lose weight and go to the maintenance portion of my lifestyle change

and when I do the maintenance part how many calories is a good number to maintain my weight

james1 james1
Wed, Jun 24, 2009 01:06
Thats a tricky question and really no right answer. You have to find what works for you and and what point are you satisfied with your own progress. It kind of a trial and error process and finding what works for you. Dont change your diet completely but eat the way you have and reward yourself when you want. Cut back some on your workout but dont quit ... you might add in strength training since you did not mention it. Most who are into the training thing train for events and kinda cycle through them each year from season on to season off and stay pretty healthy. Anyway hope that was some help, but might not have been.

lelogosdemoi lelogosdemoi
Charlotte NC
Wed, Jun 24, 2009 09:06
Your body will tell you
Your body will tell you when you have reached your maintenance weight because you will stop losing weight with the workout you're doing. Everyone has an ideal range and once you reach it is is EXTREMELY difficult to go lower - usually you have to do a combination of strength and cardio, get really strict about your diet, and increase the level of exertion and/or time spent workingout to break your natural plateau. I'm 5'4 and will be 30 in July. My ideal range is 130-135 and it is super hard for me to break 130 - I have done it in the past by working out twice a day.

Your ideal weight depends on how curvy you are and genetics, height is only one factor. You will definitely know when you reach it though.

If you add weight training to your regimen you will need to spend less time on cardio - and see more differences in the shape of your body.

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