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Old 10-25-2012, 08:07 AM   #17
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Start Date: off and on since 2004, on to stay since March 2011
I am very lucky and, at this point in my life, don't need to restrict my calories beyond what my appetite naturally restricts me to. (I realize that may change with age, menopause, other things.) But I have counted my calories a few times out of curiosity, so I thought I'd share in case you'd find that helpful.

1800-1900 calories
7-10% carbohydrate (typically 35 grams per day)
15-20% protein
the rest from fat

I'm 38 years old, 5' 8.5" tall, slender build, usually wear a size 4 (though that can vary a lot by brand) and weigh somewhere around 132 (not sure because I don't weigh myself any more except when I see a doctor). I got up to 148 at my heaviest, and I've been able to lose and maintain to my current size and weight by eating as described above. I was originally hoping to get my weight back down into my 120's, where I was before my daughter was born, and I probably could do that if I restricted carbs/calories even more. But I decided that I'm happy at this size, and I'm happy eating this way, so why push it?

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