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I am in a wheelchair, how do I maintain a healthy lifestyle.

I am a quadriplegic in a wheelchair and am having a hard time maintaining a healthy lifestyle and weight.  I have gained fifty pound's since my accident in 2012.  I want to loose weight,  but find it difficult being in said wheelchair.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Here is the answer to this question.
In order to lose weight, you have to subtract calories.  Safe weight loss is 1-2 lbs/week, so in order to lose 1 lb/week, you'd have to drop 500 calories from your BMR each day (1 lb is equal to 3500 calories, so 500 calories X 7 days = 3500 calories or 1 lb).  OR you can drop 250 calories from your diet and increase exercise to use an additional 250 calories.

Changing up calorie counts and exercises will help prevent plateau.
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