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Alright, so new years is almost here and we all know what that means, resolutions! I weigh 274 right now and my goal is to drop at least 50lbs ( more hopefully) before spring/summer. I know that one pound of fat is 3500 (or 3200?) calories, My intake will pretty soon drop down to maybe 800-1000 calories a day and at this point id be willing to walk on a treadmill for an hour and a half lol. Is it theoretically possible to lose a pound or so a day? because if so it would take me a month or two to reach my goal, and that makes me excited

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Do not drop below 1200 calories a day. It is very detrimental to go any lower.


Look into the book "Body for Life". Amazing book about large amounts of weightloss and keeping it off.


Treadmill is not enough. Cardio changes the number on the scale, it does not change your shape. You need resistance training to build up your muscles. More muscles means more calories being burned even while you are doing nothing.


Walk for 30 minutes a day and then do a full body moderate weight training regimen.


Also, talk with your doctor to see what exercises your body is healthy enough for. Check for heart and bone health.

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well unless you are under a doctors care no do not do that. remember it tiook a long time to put it on, and it is a journey to take it off. start slow and diet and exercise. just do what you can but it is a life long thing. i know i lost 100 lbs and have kept it off. good luck to you

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Sorry, but your plan is not realistic, and that is setting yourself up for failure. Eating 800-1000 calories a day will put your body into starvation mode, meaning it will hoard fat. Plus, if you currently weigh 274, then your calorie intake is WAY more than 800-1000 calories a day, and you would have to have a cast-iron will to stick to that 800-1000 calories a day. More likely- you will stick to it for a few days and then go on a binge of eating.


It's better to stick to a healthy plan where you are exercising 5 or 6 days a week and eating healthy. In the beginning you will drop a bunch of pounds, but it will level off to 1-3 per week.


A fifty pound weight loss is going to be the work of more months than 1 or 2.

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Well, I lost 40-50 pounds in a month, and I've kept it off and it's been 2 years now. But that's just my experience. People always say to stick to at least 1000 calories and I would go with that because the way I did it is not "healthy" and unless you want years of hell with a voice in your head telling you that eating is bad and you need to throw it up and you are disgusting - then I'd take peoples advice here and I'd go to your doctor for a set meal plan and exercise routine.

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You will die on 800-1000 calories daily. Seriously. Beyond taking your shoes off, there is no way to lose 1 pound a day. 2 or 3 pounds a week is probably the best you can do and stay healthy.


DB wolf, mentioned "body for life" - I second that book. It's very sensible and straightforward - give it a shot!


good luck and stay healthy.


Actually, it is possible to drop more than 2-3 pounds per week. You can actually drop over 10 pounds if you have the time to work on it and eat 1500 calories per day.


Check out this article referencing other people asking how the contestants can drop 26 lbs in one week and repeat the loses the next.


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