A pound (.45 kilograms) of body fat is approximately 3500 calories. As a result, to lose a pound of body fat, one needs to burn 3500 more calories than you consume. Since the typical calorie consumption of the average American is 2000 calories, you can see why short-term weight loss is difficult.
This is why a daily reduction of 350 calories is a really great solution. When eating a whole food, plant-based diet, this reduction of calories is a very achievable without feeling deprived or hungry and it happens naturally without having to count calories. As a result, every ten days or so, you lose a pound. This translates into three pounds a month. Consider the math:
350 calories X 10 days = 3500 calories = 1 pound of fat
350 calories x 365 days = 127750 calories = 36.5 pounds of fat
Small lifestyle changes, over time, can result in a total transformation. Losing more than 35 pounds is a weight loss outcome that anyone can achieve with personalized assistance from the Nutrition Coach team. Of course, the speed of weight loss or the amount of weight lost in a single year can be increased by reducing the total number of calories consumed or increasing the total number of calories spent via exercise.
Remember: the tortoise, not the hare, wins the permanent weight loss race. Dietary changes that are long-term and sustainable over the lifespan are the only real solutions.