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Old 03-19-2012, 10:51 AM   #17 (permalink)
RoselynDandy
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Hey there, 1600 calories is probably appropriate for your metabolism, especially if you have a significant amount of muscle already. If you're trying to lose weight you could integrate some cardio at the gym because that would definately help boost your calorie burn. Just never, ever, eat less than 1200 calories a day, it will put your body into starvation mode and you'll either lose the important fat feeding your organs or your muscles will start to atrophe. I've heard of calorie restricting underneath 1200, but I can't imagine actually getting around the body's natural defenses. Btw, i'm 23 5'5 and 145 lbs and I eat around 1300 a day.
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