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Old 05-12-2012, 01:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
handcycle2005
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You burn calories just staying alive. If you sat still(or even slept), you still burn calories. That's your basal metabolic rate. Add to that the calories you burn through activity, anything from standing washing dishes to active exercise. Add those together, that's how many calories you need to eat to have zero weight gain or loss.
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