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How To Calculate The Calories


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To lose weight, multiply your present weight by 11 and subtract 500 calories from the total. This is how many calories you can have each day to lose 1 pound per week. Recalculate every Saturday at weigh-in.

Use a spreadsheet to keep track of your daily calories. Plan which meal will be your "big" meal of the day and budget accordingly.
- Submitted by J44MCKIN 4/16/2010 in Weight Loss | 5 Comments
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BHAWLITZ2 4/22/2010 8:34:00 AM

    Don't forget that you also need to put into consideration how many calories you burn exercising. Then the total calories you can eat looks more realistic.
WEDDWT 4/16/2010 4:22:00 PM

    I did the math and this puts me too far below the minimum recommended daily amount of 1200 calories. Losing weight is not worth getting sick; I'd rather go slow.
MAC4902 5/26/2010 11:23:00 AM

    This is a handy guideline and easy to remember thanks
2JSMAMA 4/16/2010 9:14:00 PM

    I just realized I'm not eating enough calories! Wow! Thanks for the suggestion/info.
HOLLYLANDAN 4/16/2010 7:57:00 PM

    wow-i didn't know that-cool

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