How fast can you lose one pound?
Did you know how many pounds you lose if you don’t eat anything for a full day?
– In order to lose one pound, you need to create a deficit of 3500 Calories.
An average woman needs to eat about 2000 calories per day to maintain her weight and an average man needs 2500 calories to maintain his weight. *
You can calculate with your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) in order to know how many calories a day you need to maintain your weight.
So, if you are a woman and you want to lose one pound, fastest way possible, without adding sport in your routine, then you will have to stop eating for 42 hours (almost two days), if you try to lose 2 pounds (one kg) then you have to stop eating for almost 4 days. *
A man would have to stop eating for 34 hours (one and 1/2 days) for one pound and about 3 days for two pounds (one kg). *
* The values can vary from person to person based on age, weight, metabolism and level of physical activity, among other things.