Originally Posted by Monsoon X
How does one go about doing that?
I believe he is talking about a persons Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR). It is basicly the number of calories you would burn if you stayed in bed all day. Using this number you can multiply it by a factor (determined by your level of physical activity) to determine how many calories you actually burn in one day. This page here can help get a rough idea of what your BMR is.
By cutting you caloric intake by 500 everyday a person can typically loose 1 pound every week (3500 calories = 1 pound)
But if you are going to cut calories, I would first start with cutting fat/saturated fat, then carbs if you have to (you need the carbs for energy while exercising), all the while increasing your protein. I get around 1700 calories a day comprised of about 40 grams of fat, 180 grams of carbs, and 150 grams of protein and I have lost 7 lbs in the last month but increased my lean mass by 5 lbs.
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