Pat Dryburgh, my dieting nemesis, wrote up what I think is a thoughtful approach to his diet. He explains how he measured his current caloric intake and then researched what his intake should be. He also explains how he is planning to lose 1-2 pounds per week by simply eliminating 500 calories per day.
This approach, it would seem, usually escapes new dieters (which Pat is not). Many people approach a diet by “not eating”. This is horrible. Pat’s approach to only eliminate the amount of calories per day that help him to reach his goal in a healthy way – is the perfect approach to dieting.