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Hi all...new to the forum. I'm 10 year out and have gained 65 lbs. I've been working at getting it back off...exercising and logging my food. I'm hitting 60g of Protein (doc at surgery said hit 90). I'm only getting 800-900 calories a day. It seems that I would do better with more calories and protein...but it's hard to eat that many and do it in a healthy manor. I'm open to suggestions. I don't want to go the shake route. I've had my fair share of those nasty things! How many calories and grams of protein do you have a day?

Thanks,

Val

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once you hit maintenance, it becomes a really individual thing. It depends on so many things - gender, age, activity level, metabolic rate. I can maintain my weight if I stay in the 1500-1700 range, but I know women who can eat 2000 and others that have to eat 1200 - and some 1000 or less. I'll start losing if I consistently stay at the bottom of my range or drop a little below it. I couldn't sustain eating 800-900 calories for long at this point, but some people can..

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I eat 1400-1600 to maintain. 60g protien a day, at least half from plant sources. Almost as important to me is getting 25g of dietary Fiber a day and eliminating animal fat. I don't eat refined sugar or flour to speak of, but I eat a lot of fruit, veggies, nuts, Beans, oats, mushrooms, etc. I like to eat. I eat a lot. But the right stuff now. (for the most part)

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