Hi, Good thread, I have been wondering about this too. I think everyone's metabolism is unique and dependant on a wide range of different factors, from thyroid function to genetics. So it is hard to generalize. But I think what everyone posted are good guidelines. Makes sense about what Kathie said about consuming too few calories too. Stiking a balance is difficult. I am depending on the base metabolism calculation, and maintaining a calorie deficit of 500-1000/day. (although I did bump the base metabolism down a bit, to be sure). I am aiming for a loss of 2 lb/week, and have lost 1 lb/week in my first two week; this is without vigorous exercise, just walking.
Jan 8, 2010: 248 lb
April 23, 2010: 239 lb
Goal ~ June 30, 2010 ~ 200 lb
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