Is it possible to lose a pound a day?

By Healthline - May 13, 2021

If you’re trying to lose weight, it may sometimes seem like a time-consuming process.

In fact, it often takes weeks, months, or even years to achieve your long-term weight loss goals.

For this reason, you may wonder whether there are ways you can lose weight more rapidly.

This article takes a closer look at the research to determine whether it’s possible to lose a pound (0.5 kg) per day.

Losing weight requires you to consume fewer calories than you use throughout the day.

This can involve reducing your food intake or adding more exercise to your routine via activities like running, walking, or biking.

To lose 1 pound (0.5 kg) of body fat, you’ll need to create a calorie deficit.

Keep in mind that rapid weight loss may be more attainable for people with a very high body weight because a higher body weight can increase the number of calories your body burns throughout the day.

Still, while it may be possible to lose a pound (0.5 kg) of body fat per day, it would require you to drastically limit your food intake and increase your physical activity.

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