# How many calories a day to maintain weight lost??

#### Minnie Me

##### Full Member
S: 15st2lb C: 11st8lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 25.4 Loss: 3st8lb(23.58%)
Hi Guys,

I plan to stay on TFR for about another 3 weeks and then refeed for 2 weeks and then maintain. I just have a couple of questions...

When refeeding for 2 weeks do you do each day twice or complete days 1 to 7 and then start at day 1 again on the 2nd week?

When i start maintaining I was wondering how many calories a day should I stick to. I was thinking if I still want to lose a few lbs then I should have 1200 a day and when I'm happy with my weight would 2000 be enough or too much?

All advice appreciated, I plan on using my fitness pal to count the calories.

#### JanD

##### maintaining since June'09
S: 15st9.5lb C: 10st13.6lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 24.8 Loss: 4st9.9lb(30.02%)
Usually people doing 2 weeks of refeed do days 1-7 and then repeat days 4-7 and do the same for the remaining few days.

There are several sites where you can calculate your BMR (basal metabolic rate (I think) ) which tells you how many calories you need to sts or lose weight based on your height, weight, age, sex and activity. I'll have a look and come back with a link or two if noone else has given you one (if you'll pardon the expression ) in the meantime xx

#### JanD

##### maintaining since June'09
S: 15st9.5lb C: 10st13.6lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 24.8 Loss: 4st9.9lb(30.02%)
BMR Calculator

This should do it for you - if you're not clear come back and we may be able to help some more? x

#### kered

##### Gold Member
Well done on your loss up to now, and good luck for refeeding/maintaining.

#### Minnie Me

##### Full Member
S: 15st2lb C: 11st8lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 25.4 Loss: 3st8lb(23.58%)
BMR Calculator

This should do it for you - if you're not clear come back and we may be able to help some more? x
Thanks a million Jan, I'll go look at that now.

#### Minnie Me

##### Full Member
S: 15st2lb C: 11st8lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 25.4 Loss: 3st8lb(23.58%)
Well done on your loss up to now, and good luck for refeeding/maintaining.
Wow Mary, your pictures are amazing. Very motivating! i would love to stick with this until I got to 11 stone but I'm finding it really tough at the moment, Will see how the next few weeks go, it really is one day at a time!

#### kered

##### Gold Member
Thank you very much.

Absolutely right to take it one day at a time, best way forward. Keep at it hon. xx

#### irish molly

##### Maintaing LT loss on GL
S: 21st0lb C: 12st12lb G: 12st12lb BMI: 27.4 Loss: 8st2lb(38.78%)
Also look at myfitnesspal.com. You can work out how many cals to maintain, lose a pound, two pounds etc a week.
Good luck, you can do it.