Figuring out how many calories you need to lose weight.

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    Jan 09, 2010 7:26 PM GMT
    I've heard that you should take your goal weight and multiply it by 10. That number is the calories you should consume in a day.

    Does this sound logical?
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    Jan 10, 2010 1:07 AM GMT
    http://www.lifeclinic.com/focus/weight/calories.asp
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    Jan 10, 2010 10:02 AM GMT
    lenoxx saidhttp://www.lifeclinic.com/focus/weight/calories.asp


    Really didn't get much out of that. Anyone else?
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    Jan 10, 2010 10:08 AM GMT
    OntheWaytoMe said
    lenoxx saidhttp://www.lifeclinic.com/focus/weight/calories.asp


    Really didn't get much out of that. Anyone else?

    I got plenty out of that, if you read it and listened to it.

    Otherwise your original question, NO it's incorrect
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    Jan 10, 2010 10:17 AM GMT
    To lose weight you should use the GL (Glycemic Load) index of food. Your total GL's for the day should NOT exceed 90 (for women it's 45). This is a proven way to lose weight. Go to www.musclehack.com and see what Mark Mc Manus, bodybuilding expert has to say. His site is absolutely MAGIC!!!

    Glycemic Load is the amount of energy (sugar) going into your blood stream. The Glycemic Index only gives an indication of how FAST food converts into energy. The LOAD shows HOW MUCH energy goes into your blood in all.

    If you need more help ask and I'll give you more infor. Just GOOGLE "Glycemic LOAD" and you'll get all the info you need!! Good luck!!

    Paul
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    Jan 10, 2010 12:08 PM GMT
    To take off 1 pound per week, you need to create a "deficit" of 500 calories per day. You can do this by eating 250 fewer calories a day (for example, cut out a 20-ounce bottle of regular soda) and burning an extra 250 calories through physical activity (for example, walk for 2.5 miles). Another way to cut back on calories is to watch your portion sizes.

    Here is a calculator to determine how many calories you need a day to maintain your current weight depending on your physical activity.

    http://www.cancer.org/docroot/ped/content/ped_6_1x_calorie_calculator.asp

    I know that it seems unusual that the American Cancer Society would be discussing healthy weight loss. The reason is that obesity is a risk factor for cancer especially colon. Obesity has been linked to breast cancer, uterine cancer and esophageal cancer. Although debatable, there may also be a link to prostate cancer.