If my TDEE is 2,145....

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Does this mean that I will lose on anything less than that?
I've been aiming to eat 1500 calories per day. Appropriate?

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  • Mentali
    Mentali Posts: 352 Member
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    Yup! At that rate you'd lose about 1.25 pounds a week, which is on the aggressive side - if you don't have a good amount to lose you might need to raise your calories a bit but that's definitely in the reasonable range.
  • Quinn_Baker
    Quinn_Baker Posts: 292 Member
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    Mentali wrote: »
    Yup! At that rate you'd lose about 1.25 pounds a week, which is on the aggressive side - if you don't have a good amount to lose you might need to raise your calories a bit but that's definitely in the reasonable range.

    Thank you!
    I have about 80 lbs or so to lose. :P
  • JeromeBarry1
    JeromeBarry1 Posts: 10,182 Member
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    Be patient. My rough calculation indicates it will take you over 14 months to lose all 80. Along the way you will experience frustrating gains and mysterious plateaus. Commit to persisting in the calorie deficit despite the frustrating mysteries of this journey and you will succeed.
  • Quinn_Baker
    Quinn_Baker Posts: 292 Member
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    Be patient. My rough calculation indicates it will take you over 14 months to lose all 80. Along the way you will experience frustrating gains and mysterious plateaus. Commit to persisting in the calorie deficit despite the frustrating mysteries of this journey and you will succeed.

    thank you! I've lost 15 lbs so far. :sweat_smile: