Maintenance calories are the amount of calories that your body needs to keep you at the same weight.
Your body uses a certain amount of calories in a day. In order to stay the same weight you are currently you need to eat the same amount of calories that you are burning. This value is your maintenance calorie number.
How to calculate your maintenance calories?
It is difficult to get an exact value because everyone is different but if you multiply your body weight in pounds by 15 you can get a rough idea.
If you eat your maintenance calories each day you wont put on a single pound….But you wont lose any either!
The idea is to eat less than your maintenance value that way you are losing weight whether you like it or not!
You should eat roughly 15% below this value to lose weight fast.