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Old 06-27-2012, 12:11 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Wohali View Post
The Net Calories is too an extent how many calories left you can eat before you are at the estimated required amount for your age/size/gender. However, if you are trying to lose weight you want to keep the Net Calories at a minus number. Everyone is different depending on their needs & goals, but I think many keep it at -500 to -800 calories as theoretically you need to have that much deficit per day in order to lose an average of 2 lbs per week which is supposedly the safe level.
500 per day will get you, on average, a pound loss per week. For two pounds, you need a deficit of 1000 per day, or average of that.

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