How to Lose Eight Pounds This Month (Page 2)

Set a Daily Calorie Goal

Set a Daily Calorie Goal

How many calories should you be eating per day if you’re aiming to lose two pounds a week? Use the following equation as a guide: Multiply your weight (in pounds) by 12. The resulting number is the calories needed to maintain your weight. To lose 1 pound a week, cut 500 calories a day. To lose 2 pounds a week, cut 1,000 calories a day. Then pick the menu plan that’s closest to calorie level that you calculated. (Note: If you calculate a number that’s less than 1,200 calories, follow the 1,200 calorie plan. Eating less than that, it’s hard to meet your daily nutrition requirements.)

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