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Unread 05-27-2018, 07:30 AM
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Default Women's book question - Determine weekly rates of weight loss

In the Women's book, there is subsection in Chapter 17 called "Determining Realistic Weekly Rates of Weight/Fat Loss". An example was provided with math calculations for a 150lbs and 250lbs but neither one of them equal what's stated in the book.

In the book it states: 150lbs * 0.05 = .75lb / week weight loss
.75lbs * 3500 = 2625 calories / weekly deficit

When I do the calculations: 150lbs * 0.05 = 7.5 / week weight loss
7.5lbs * 3500 = 26250 calories / weekly deficit

What am I missing? My weight is neither 150 or 250 so I want understand this. Any help is appreciated
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Unread 05-27-2018, 08:41 AM
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In the Women's book, there is subsection in Chapter 17 called "Determining Realistic Weekly Rates of Weight/Fat Loss". An example was provided with math calculations for a 150lbs and 250lbs but neither one of them equal what's stated in the book.

In the book it states: 150lbs * 0.05 = .75lb / week weight loss
.75lbs * 3500 = 2625 calories / weekly deficit

When I do the calculations: 150lbs * 0.05 = 7.5 / week weight loss
7.5lbs * 3500 = 26250 calories / weekly deficit

What am I missing? My weight is neither 150 or 250 so I want understand this. Any help is appreciated
I made a mistake with the decimal places since 5% shoudl becoem 0.005 rather than 0.0.5

150 * .005 = 0.75
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Thanks for your help!
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