Hi all

I was wondering if anyone could help me out. I've lost touch with understanding how to make a 3,500 calorie deficit to loose a pound a week.

I worked out my BMR which is 1700 (inc the exercise formulation) and I've been trying to stick to 1200 calories a day. I've worked out that over the past 7 days I've consumed 8,000 calories rather than the 11,900 that I would have had if I had 1700 calories a day. Now I'm stuck. I'm not sure how to work out whether I've made a big enough deficit to loose a pound? If I take 8,000 away from the 11,900 it leaves me with the number 3,900, does this mean I've successfully made the deficit or am I working this out totally wrong?

xx

I was wondering if anyone could help me out. I've lost touch with understanding how to make a 3,500 calorie deficit to loose a pound a week.

I worked out my BMR which is 1700 (inc the exercise formulation) and I've been trying to stick to 1200 calories a day. I've worked out that over the past 7 days I've consumed 8,000 calories rather than the 11,900 that I would have had if I had 1700 calories a day. Now I'm stuck. I'm not sure how to work out whether I've made a big enough deficit to loose a pound? If I take 8,000 away from the 11,900 it leaves me with the number 3,900, does this mean I've successfully made the deficit or am I working this out totally wrong?

xx