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How Do I Choose the Best Professional Cleaning Service

Keeping your home clean can be an exhausting task, especially if you have to squeeze it in between the chaos and work and keeping your family in line. And if your life feels like it’s nothing but cleaning and tedious chores, perhaps it’s…

How to Keep Your Pool Clean Without Using Chemicals

The weather is getting hotter and hotter, and if you haven’t done it already, you are probably getting ready to open your pool and start the swimming season. Having a pool in your backyard is wonderful, but it requires quite some effort before you…

8 Ways to Make Food Shopping as a Parent More Bearable

No one is denying children aren’t the gift that keep on giving. But, as a parent, there are just some tasks in day to day adult life that shouldn’t be accompanied by kids. Namely the weekly food shop. Opening yourself up to a world of whining, potential tantrums and…


This is probably one of the top questions for anyone embarking on a new diet and fitness plan. Follow these simple instructions to determine the approximate number of calories you should be eating to lose weight. To lose a pound a week, you must create a 3,500-calorie deficit, or burn 500 calories per day more than you eat. Here is an example of how a 150-pound personal would achieve that:

Add a zero to your body weight (150 + 0) = 1500

Add 20% for extra daily activity = 300

Daily caloric rate = 1800

Subtract 500 calories to lose a pound a week = 500

Total daily calories = 1300

So, to lose a pound a week, a 150-pound person needs to create a 500-calorie deficit from 1800 calories either by exercising or eating less. Keep in mind that this is an approximate scale. Body type and fitness level play a part. Only you cant ruly tell if your diet is in line with your weight loss while still giving you enough energy. Just don’t go below 1200 calories per day. As you get into better shape, you’ll need to eat more to fuel your extra muscle.

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