Hacker's Diet Update

Last October I posted that I would give the Hacker’s Diet a try. It seems to have worked well. I lost about 20 lbs. in about 17 weeks which works out to 1.1 lbs per week (see the graph). My target was one pound per week. I’ve reached my target weight, so now I just need to try to maintain it (which means eating more than I have over the last several months!).

According to numerous sources, there are about 3500 calories in one pound of fat. To lose one pound per week, you* simply need to eat 500 calories per day less than you burn. For me, it’s a lot easier to not eat than it is to exercise. Don’t get me wrong, I still try to exercise — just not to lose weight.

* Since nearly two thirds of Americans are overweight or obese, I don’t feel bad saying “you”.