Can your "maintenance" calorie # be a range?

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    Dr. Smooth dazed and confused

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    And if so, how large is normal? Reason I ask is that I've increased calorie intake from ~2500 (that's a guess b/c I wasn't logging/working out at the time) in Dec up to 3k, then 3100 for a month or so and now 3200 and I haven't gained but a few lbs. Obviously I haven't lost any either. I only work out 3 times a week, so there's no way I am burning 500-700 cals/day because of that.

    In 4 months I've gotten much stronger, but have only put on 5 or so lbs. I certainly don't eat clean enough for that to be all muscle. A few years ago, I went from ~145-185 lbs so I know it can be done and how to do it, but my weight seems to stick around 178-180 this time around. Anybody else experience this?
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