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Old 03-30-2020, 05:12 AM   #19
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Congrats to everyone!

Here's my story.

A pound of fat is 3500 calories.

Take your weight x 12 if you are kinda active, x 13 if very active, this gives you the calories needed to maintain your current weight.

To lose 1 pound a week: 3500/7 = -500 calories per day.

So if you weigh 200 pounds and you're kinda active:

200x12= 2400 - 500 = 1900 calories per day.

You can wreck your health by eating unhealthy foods, but you could eat nothing but 1900 calories of Twinkies a day and still lose 1 pound a week.

I reduced my calorie intake by 1000 calories per day and in 10 months lost 70 pounds by last October. I'm still at my target weight today.

I use the free version of My Fitness Pal to track my calories and nutrition.
1998 Boxster with 7.8 DME, 2005 3.6 liter/325 hp, Variocam Plus, 996 Instrument panel
2001 Boxster original owner. I installed used motor at 89k.
1987 924S. 2002 996TT. PST-2
Owned and repaired Porsches since 1974. Porsche: It's not driving, it's therapy.

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