doing the math;
one pound is 3500 calories, right?
Two pounds is 7000 calories.
Losing 2 Lb. per week would then involve
dropping 1000 calories per DAY, LESS than we NEED.
Not less than we usually eat.
or, BURNING 1000 calories more per day than we need.
or combination of both, like eating 500 calories less than we need and burning 500 more calories than we usually do, per day.
After we burn 500 calories in exercise we need to eat. hehe. but more importantly we need Mainly WATER, and some electrolytes. Celery* stalks or an orange is best in my opinion.
and NOT some health drinks promoted for just that, which are high calorie drinks.
Dehydration shows up as weight loss, but we are supposed to be 80% water.
AND we can actually DIE from electrolyte** loss from excessive exercise. !
*QUOTE from http://celerynutritions.com/archives/benefits-gotten-from-eating-celery.html
"Since celery has a high content of sodium, it is advisable to take it when a person wants to replace electrolytes in the body. It has also proven to be better than all the other electrolyte replacement drinks like Gatorade."
I found out what my daily requirements of calories is by tracking how many calories I eat, and checking my weight every morning. For me, depending on how active I am, I need 2000 to 2300 calories a day.
also I check http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm
trying all options including advanced options of Katch-McCardle method since I know my body fat percentage (or pretty close.)
Andrea Smeltzer died in her sleep at the age of 19 due to an
electrolyte imbalance that was caused by her bulimia, which
caused her heart to stop beating.
Officials with the coroner's office said 17-year-old Patrick Allen died from complications of an electrolyte imbalance including hyponatremia, due to excess liquid ingestion.
While Allen was consuming water, officials said he was sweating all of his sodium or salt out of his body and not replenishing that sodium -- which they said is needed by the body's organs in order to run, ABC23 reported.
ABC23 spoke to an area pediatrician who said a good way to replenish sodium lost in the body is to consume sports drinks or to take salt tablets -- especially for those working out for more than two or three hours and those sweating a lot in high temperatures.
However, for those working out for less than an hour or two and in more moderate temperatures, doctors said sports drinks can actually be unhealthy.