How Many Calories Do I Need?

By March 2, 2016 September 20th, 2016 Weight Loss

How Many Calories Do I Need?

How Many Calories Do I Need?

Are you still afraid of the starvation-mode myth??? I get asked all the time “Am I eating enough food?”.  When you follow a ketogenic lifestyle your T3 slows down which slows down your metabolism a bit. This is great as you don’t need as many calories each day and it has been shown in many animals that a little lower T3 is great for health.  So how many calories do I need?

How Many Calories Do I Need?
In this video Mark Sisson discusses how little calories he needs to maintain and keep muscle mass. He said he gets 1800 to about 2400 calories a day and he is very active and muscular man (he is a former athlete)! Check out this photo of him at 60 years old!

I feel incredible at age 60


CLICK HERE to hear him discuss it with Dr.Eenfeldt.




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“I started keto last May after trying other diets for 7 months. I know my starting weight was over 250—once I hit 250, I was too frightened to weigh myself again! I now weigh 154 thanks to Maria and keto. I had hit a 2 month plateau and tried cutting out dairy and nuts. No results. Then I cut out 99% of alternative sweetener use (felt almost addicted to fat bombs and baked goods) and joined Sugar Addicts Support Group (where I learned a lot about all of the alternative sweetener choices). The weight has started to drop again! I’m eating meats, veggies, eggs, and fats—very simple. Also using intermittent fasting and happy eating 2 meals a day.” – Pam

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Maria Emmerich

About Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


  • While it’s good for the environment that we dont need so many calories, as people who want to lose weight, they want to be able to have a high metabolism so they can burn them, do they not? So I don’t see lower T3 as such a good sign.

    • janet says:

      hi there, the video discusses your question really well. did you get to listen to the video???

      • He says that he can function just fine with a lower metabolism. But if you want to lose weight, you want to have a higher metabolism to burn off the calories. It just makes sense that way. I listened to the entire video but it doesn’t say that this really benefits weight loss.

  • Elise says:

    Dr. Fung explains why your metabolism speeds up while fasting:Watch “Therapeutic Fasting – Vail 2016” on YouTube

  • Susan says:

    Always great to hear from Mark. Thanks for sharing

  • Michelle says:

    I’m nursing my infant and I was wondering how many calories I should be eating? I’m already at my pre-pregnancy weight just to maintain and stay healthy.

  • Jan Lewis says:

    My T3 was a bit low last labs. The comment posted at the top said you need a faster metabolism to lose weight which is the prevailing opinion. Can you address this Maria? Thank you!