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Old 01-28-2011, 02:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Firstly, what are your stats (age/ht/wt/lifestyle/exercise)?

Nextly (is that even a word? ) that looks at first glance like a whole lot of carbs. Carbs aren't "bad", but "simple" carbs and even more complex ones tend to burn off much faster than protein (hence the success of Atkins and low-carb diets). Also, you need protein to rebuild/retain muscle, especially if you are exercising.

I've had really good luck following the "Zone Diet" calorie mix of 40/30/30 carb/fat/protein. I'm not saying it's best for everyone, just that it seems to work for me.

I've been on 1500 cals since May of last year and you can be the judge as to the effectiveness of it from my stats below. I do have a "day off" every month, and I've not been perfect by any means. I seldom am "starving" and find this calorie level pretty comfortable.

Depending upon your stats, you might find a bit more "good" calories to be helpful, but that's up to you.

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May 4, 2010...... 440? lbs. (Start FitDay Size 60 Jeans)
June 19, 2010.... 393 lbs. (First Weigh-in)
June 19, 2011.... 229 lbs. (164 lbs. gone in one year :-)
Current Weight... 185 lbs. (Size 36 Jeans)

Next Goal 169 lbs. (07/04/12)
Ultimate Goal 165 lbs. (12/31/12)

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