Because 3,500 calories equals about 1 pound (0.45 kilogram) of fat, it’s estimated that you need to burn about 3,500 calories to lose 1 pound.
So, in general, if you cut about 500 to 1,000 calories a day from your typical diet, you’d lose about 1 to 2 pounds a week.
What do I have to do to lose 1 pound a day?
To lose one pound per week, you need to reach a total calorie deficit of about 3500 calories per week or 500 calories per day. To lose two pounds per week, you need to double that number. So you need to reach a 1000-calorie per day deficit or 7000 calories per week.
How many calories should I eat a day to lose a pound a day?
An average woman needs to eat about 2000 calories per day to maintain, and 1500 calories to lose one pound of weight per week. An average man needs 2500 calories to maintain, and 2000 to lose one pound of weight per week.
How much weight can u lose in a day?
You will likely lose weight on any diet if you eat less than 910 calories a day. But losing 10 pounds in 3 days is both unlikely and unhealthy. To lose just 1 pound of body fat, you need to reduce your daily calories by about 500 a day for a whole week. That’s giving up 3,500 calories over the course of 7 days.
Can I lose 60 pounds in 3 months?
Unless you have a massive amount of weight to lose, though, a 60-pound loss isn’t a safe goal to achieve in a scant 16-week period. To lose 60 pounds in 4 months, you’d need to lose an average of 3 3/4 pounds per week — a rate that’s not readily attainable even with medically supervised very-low-calorie plans.