Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Alexandria, VA
Bikes: Firefly custom Road, Ira Ryan custom road bike, Ira Ryan custom fixed gear
Calories in vs. Calories out. Calories in is much easier to count than calories out.
How I did it, after a lot of silliness:
1. Figure out what you (really) need to sustain a healthy lifestyle.
2. Switch to that amount of calories in, immediately. Note this is not a diet, it's the new normal.
3. On big-exercise days (for me, I counted that as more than 750 calories of additional burn), replace HALF of the additional calories burned
4. Weigh yourself daily, at the same time. Correct volume in if the weight is creeping up
…and that's it.