[lost 45 pounds...the safe way]
dont start your diet yet. Keep eating EXACTLY like you normally do.
Keep a food journal for three days writing down exactly what you eat and its calorie amount. Do this for three day and take an average.
The average calories are pretty close to the amount of calories you need to maintain your current weight. 3500-4000 calories is equal to 1 pound of body fat. You can probably cut back at least 500 calories a day (keep in mind drinks, condiments, gum even add to it) and lose an easy pound without exercise.
Exercise and vitamins and fluids are equally as important to lose the body fat in a safe way and have it stay off.
Remember that losing weight is as simple as calories in vs calories burned.
Last edited by happy_terd; 06-05-2010 at 11:33 PM.