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Old 08-06-2010, 08:08 AM   #14 (permalink)
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If your maintenance is 1700 try cutting down 400-500 calories. If you pick the right foods you won't have to fight a battle with hunger. Mixed nuts and eggs are good foods to keep you full for a long time.

Make sure you count those extra calories burned from exercise towards your calorie balance, it will allow you to eat more food, and 400 calories can be a decent meal.

Alcohol calories must be metabolized before food calories, and hinder absorption, so its best in moderation.

It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself. ~Muhammad Ali

You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures. ~Charles C. Noble
July 6th 2010: 225 lbs, 24% body fat
Nov 30th 2010: 181 lbs, 12% body fat
Dec 28th 2010: 177 lbs, 11% bf
Total weight loss 48 lbs.
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