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Old 01-22-2014, 05:32 PM   #1
Locke
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Default How many calories are you guys eating?

Hello all,

I know that the weight loss experts say that you should eat enough calories so that you are safely losing 1-2 pounds per week. I've also read that for heavier people it is okay to cut calories more because your body's metabolism is different. Based on a metabolic calculator (not exact, I know) I burn about 3500 calories per day. So in order to lose 2 pounds a week I should be eating around 2500 calories per day. I've seen on the forum that there are people eating much lower than that who are in this weight range.

Now ultimately what I'd like to do is to eat intuitively and without having to count calories. I'm just wondering how many calories you 300 plussers are eating and have managed with long term. I feel like other times I've tried to eat 1200-1500 calories and I wasn't able to stick with it. Thanks for your thoughts.
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