It seems as though many of you guys workout quite hard, expelling like 600 calories per day. I was wondering if the lfrv lifestyle needs this much exercise in order to work. It is mentioned that one needs about 2000 calories to maintain a weight, but does that mean 2000 if you work out or 2000 if you do not? I am not working out so hard that i am using an extra 600 calories a day, yet I would like to lose weight and get to my natural weight. Also, does one maintain a natural weight through exercise and eating or just through eating this diet?