Lily asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 1 month ago

How many calories would you have to eat, to lose 7lbs a week?

I know everyone is going to be like" an unhealthy amount" or " you're anorexic"

but I am actually curious and if anyone knows please let me know, thanks.

Update:

I am a 5'9 female who is 140lbs

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  • 1 month ago

    That's impossible. You would have to run a marathon and eat zero calories

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    When you lower your calorie intake under 1,500 you actually low your metabolic rate (your metabolism) so you’re doing more harm than good. A person eating a health foods with +1,500 intake will have more success than you. 

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  • 1 month ago

    If you are 300 lbs, then it's do-able. If you're 140 or under, it's not.

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  • 1 month ago

    Not enough information.  We would need to know how much you currently weigh and how tall, and old you are, and your gender (male or female) .

    Seven pounds is roughly equivalent to 2500 food calories,  which means you would have run a deficit of 3,500 calories a day,  for most people that is not possible over a week's time.  But if you are very active and/or very overweight it could be done on a diet of 1200 calories.  Meaning that you would have to "burn" 4,700 calories a day.

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    • Metalplanttag
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      1 month agoReport

      Also your current weight is with the normal range.  To look thinner some exercise to tone your muscles would go a long way. Do so,   you might lose some weight or stay the same but convert more of your mass to muscles which is heaver than fat.

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