Originally Posted by Mosbonian
So Lewdog......honest question here:
You're still young, and able to easily keep the weight off because your metabolism works for you instead of against you. Think you will still have that same drive 23 years down the road?
Likely not at all. I will definitely be taking the calories down as I age. I have adjusted them quite a bit even here in my late 20's compared to when I was lifting at 20-21. I used to be able to eat anything and gain weight slowly if at all. I can't do that anymore. However, I lift weights 99% harder than most people and have a decent amount of muscle mass which burns more resting calories than anything else you can do. Realistically, many weighlifters have an easier time putting on muscle mass in their late 20's and early 30's, simply because they can eat less to get the calories surplus that is required to put on muscle.
This isn't rocket science. As your body changes, you adjust your calories to meet you goal. Want to gain weight (like I do every winter), eat more. Want to lose more (like I am now), eat less. Keep constantly exercising throughout.