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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.

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Use a spreadsheet to keep track of your daily calories. Plan which meal will be your "big" meal of the day and budget accordingly.

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  • 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. - by BHAWLITZ2
  • 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. - by WEDDWT
  • This is a handy guideline and easy to remember thanks - by MAC4902
  • 2JSMAMA
    I just realized I'm not eating enough calories! Wow! Thanks for the suggestion/info. - by 2JSMAMA
  • wow-i didn't know that-cool - by HOLLYLANDAN

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