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11/20/09 1:41 P

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Thanks for the feedback Divas but the answer is as follows:

C. Your current BMI is 30 or more. The other three answers are all important factors in picking a realistic rate of weight loss that you can live with, but studies have shown that aiming to lose 2 pounds per week will probably cause problems for people whose current BMI is less than 30.
Your body has lots of mechanisms designed to keep you as close to being in energy balance as possible, even when both your daily activity level and your calorie intake are constantly changing. There are also those pesky and unavoidable limitations on how much body fat you can burn to make up for any calories lacking in your diet, as mentioned above.
When you combine all these factors, the bottom line here is that, if your total calorie intake consistently falls too far below what you would need to maintain your ďidealĒ weight, all those energy balancing mechanisms start kicking in and causing problems (like cannibalizing muscles and organs for energy instead of fat, and letting your hair fall out). This is whatís meant by the notion of ďstarvation mode.Ē
To avoid this, and still lose as much fat as possible, you have to keep your calorie intake lower than what it takes to maintain your current weight, but not more than about 250 calories lower than what it would take to maintain your ideal weight. Obviously, the more weight you have to lose, the bigger the difference between these two numbers will be, and the larger your calorie deficit can be without pushing you below the minimum you need to avoid problems. But once your BMI falls below 30, reducing calories by the 1000/day necessary to lose 2 pounds per week is probably going to put you below that minimum. Youíll need to set your goal date so that youíre aiming for a loss of about 1 pound per week (or even half a pound, once youíre within about 10 pounds of goal).



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11/19/09 12:13 P

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5. Aiming to lose 2 pounds per week will be a good goal for you, if:

a. You include both increased exercise and calorie reduction in your plan.
b. You donít get so hungry that you canít stick to your eating plan.
c. Your current BMI is 30 or more.
d. You recognize that this is the amount you should lose on average over time, and that the actual amount you lose will vary from week to week.


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