This is an unusual post in that I want to maintain my weight, not increase or lose it! I have been on a diet since the start of this year and have been very successful in losing 4 stone to reach my target weight. To achieve that I have been limiting myself to around 1100-1200 cals/day and increasing my exercise with regular walks. This has enabled me to regularly lose between 1.5 and 2 lbs every week consistently. So far so good you may say! However having reached my goal I now want to maintain it. I don't particularly want to lose any more and I certainly don't want to put any on but how to go about this. You may say just increase your daily intake. However when I start to do this, even by a couple of hundred cals (to around 1400), I start to put on a couple of pounds! Now I've read that I should be eating around 2000 cals a day and I was rather hoping that, having got to my ideal weight, I could start increasing my diet to more like that amount. When I've tried calculating my resting metabolism I seem to get a figure of around 1500 so I would have thought that eating around 1500-2000 cals wouldn't cause a problem but, as I say, it seems to be that by increasing my food intake (same foods, just bigger portions) is having an adverse affect on weight. Does anyone have any ideas?
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