I officially started counting calories again yesterday and have been surprised at how easy it's been. Of course, not having much money (as I recently moved out on my own) makes it easier as I actually don't have much food, at least not much of the really tempting stuff, to eat!
Anyway, a few weeks ago my cousin's wife gave me a great tip for knowing how many calories one should eat to be able to lose weight without starving oneself. Take your weight and add a zero to it. That's it! Some examples:
- 140 lbs = 1400 calories
- 155 lbs = 1550 calories
- 170 lbs = 1700 calories
- 215 lbs = 2150 calories