That's gonna be interesting to watch. I bet a bunch of those homeowners are in the tech industry, and with California not being so company friendly... some of those businesses just might head to places like Utah.
Yeah, a manual job where you burn a bunch of calories is acceptable for 2400 calories a day, and even that is too much. I ate less than 1000 calories working in fast paced kitchens, and construction with zero problems. Hell, I remember not even eating whole shifts and just smoking, and drinking water.