'How Much Weight Loss' Calculator

The 'How Much Weight Loss' Calculator can help determine how much weight you can lose on popular diets and specific calorie plans.

For example, how much weight could you lose if you followed a 1,200 calorie (women) or 1,800 calorie (men) diet plan for two weeks, a month or six weeks? Or perhaps you are wondering how long it would take to lose 30 lbs on a liquid diet, Atkins or Weight Watchers.

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Quick Guide: Using The Calculator

  • The Custom Calories will attempt to determine the exact number of calories you need to lose weight slowly and steadily so you can keep it off for good! The fewer calories you eat the faster the weight loss.*
  • You can select preset number of calories and/or specific diets. Weight loss with specific diets can only be estimated, however.

*Women should never go below 1,000 calories per day and men should never go below 1400 calories per day.

How Much Weight Can I Safely Lose Each Week?

So you want to lose weight, but you don’t want to follow any extreme or fad diet program. Good for you! Doctors, nutritionists, and health experts everywhere will tell you that losing about 1 or 2 pounds a week is the safest, surest way to ensure that the weight does not come back.

The Best Way to Lose Weight

You’ve heard this before, but that doesn't make it any less true; eating a healthy, natural food diet and getting moderate exercise almost every day is the best way to lose weight.

First, Cut Back on Starchy Foods and Sugar

Starchy foods and sugar are foods that stimulate the pancreas to release lots of insulin, which is a fat storing hormone. When insulin levels are lower, it is not at all unusual for people to lose as much as 10 pounds in one week, simply by cutting back on carbohydrates.

Don’t Forget Protein

If you don’t want to end up looking emaciated and flabby then you must eat at least some protein. Protein will not only help to keep your muscles smooth and working well, protein is what keeps you from feeling hungry. If you don’t believe it, try a little experiment. Next time you are hungry, try eating a chicken breast and see how long before you are hungry again.

Eat More Vegetables

Yes, this might sound like your grandma’s advice, but no one ever got fat eating nothing but vegetables. These natural foods from nature are a vital part of healthy eating and give your body many of the nutrients it needs, including fiber, vitamins A, E, and C, potassium, folic acid, magnesium, and calcium. You can eat platefuls of steamed broccoli, spinach, tomatoes, and cauliflower and STILL lose weight!

Vegetables are super low in calories because most of them are 70 to 90 percent water. A terrific example is cabbage. You could eat an entire 2-pound head of cabbage and only set yourself back 200 calories.

Try Weight Lifting

While lifting weights isn’t absolutely necessary, simple weight lifting will help you burn extra calories, increase your metabolism, and keep those muscles looking good and firm! You don’t have to become a gym rat, but lifting weights just three times a week will do so much for your body, we bet you keep doing it even after you stop dieting.

Focus on Fat, Vegetables, and Protein

If you make small meals that have one part protein, one part fat (don’t worry, fat won’t make you fat) and one non-starchy vegetable, you will still lose weight while getting the protein and vitamins your body needs to stay strong and be healthy.