Managing your caloric intake should be the first thing you do if your goal is to improve your body composition. The first step is establishing what your “maintenance calories” are, which can be confusing. While there are tons of free calculators available, trial and error as well as precise tracking of your intake is ultimately necessary in order to determine this #. In short, you want to establish whether or not the calories you’re consuming are either making you gain weight, making you lose weight, or maintain your weight. This can be determined based on your weekly weight average.
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