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If staying in calorie range is the most difficult part of your journey, try setting a lower weight-loss rate so you will have a higher calorie range. Adjusting your goal from 2 lb/week to 1 lb/week makes is so you can eat approximately 500 more calories per day!
This higher range is more like maintenance, anyway!
If you bite it, you write it! So simple. More important than staying within calorie range. Log everything you eat. Eventually you will start staying within the recommended range and you will lose weight. 9
When eating at a buffet style restaurant, the way to keep on track is section your plate in four sections or five, put low calorie vegetable in three sections and the other something you really want. This helps me stay on track and I know that I am eating my vegetables and low calories at that time, and is easier to stay within calorie range.244
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