How Much Weight Can
You Lose In a Month? In one month, you can reasonably
anticipate losing eight to 10 pounds
if you follow a pretty strict plan. To lose two pounds per week, you
must drop 1,000 calories per day. That means cutting the calories you eat,
upping the calories you burn—or, most
likely, doing some combination of both. If you're looking to cut calories in the
kitchen, a daily food journal is clutch. If you're looking for a calorie-burning
assist from the gym, aim for a moderate
workout five to six days per week. The mantra, "eat less, move more,"
can sound like a trite piece of
advice, but it's the best mindset. Diet plans that promise more than a
20-pound loss per month will ask you
to push yourself further than you should. Women should never eat less than
1,200 and men should never eat
less than 1,800 calories per day.