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The first post in this series about dieting is: Losing Weight Via the Change Diet

Estimating is simply guessing. We estimate a lot in this diet, so we should discuss a few pointers.

First, we want the estimate to be simple. That’s the whole point. I don’t care that last night’s supper was 857 calories and tonight’s will be 943. All I care about is that the number is close to nine hundred. If it’s off, the diet will eventually correct for the problem.

So, for myself, I did some rough estimating of calories for a few average supper meals, and came up with numbers in the general vicinity of 900 calories. That’s 90^{1} cents.

Now, we all know that every supper isn’t the same number of calories. Averaging like this works, but *only *if we don’t make a pig of ourselves (or eat lightly, but that’s not typically a problem.) So, I’ll use 800 ($0.80) if I ate lightly, and 1000 (an even buck) if I gorged myself.

So, now I know that for supper, I should use one of $0.80, $0.90, or $1.

More on estimating coming….

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