I have read (and experienced) 7000, but considering the many other factors that reflect weight loss in general, 7500 is probably just as good a guide line. I definitely use it to reflect on. Think of this. A 100g (about 3½ oz.) chocolate bar is 550 calories, give or take. That is a fat gain of 73 grams (more than 2 oz!) just for that, or - alternatively a weight loss of 73 grams if you choose to say no thanks. It really puts things in perspective.
I find it hard to say no to chocolate, but I find it a LOT easier to say no to a 73 grams gain (or less lost).
"Losing weight is never about eating as little as possible"
"Eating enough, moving more, not eating stupid s**t = losing weight."
"Do. Or do not. There is no trying."
- Master Yoda.
I started my weight loss journey on October 4th, 2010 - and this is what I have accomplished so far: