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Setting realistic goals is one of the best ways to lose weight and keep it off for good. Forget about "quick weight loss" promises. Plan on shedding about a pound or two a week. Slow and steady weight reduction is the healthiest approach.

Take a minute, plug your information into the weight loss calculator and discover the maximum daily calorie amount that will help you lose 1 pound per week.

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Calories per day to lose 1pound a week:
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Expert Tip

Make small changes to your diet while slowly increasing your activity level. Substitute water for soda and you’ve lost about 200 calories. Walk 30 minutes a day to burn some more.

About your results

Eating no more than calories per day will help you lose 1 pound per week. There's no trick to losing weight. The best way to do it is by eating less, eating healthier and adding aerobic exercise to your daily routine. Remember, slow and steady wins the race. Losing a pound or two a week might not sound like much, but it's the best way to take weight off and keep it off for good. And over time you'll develop healthy new habits that will keep you feeling great.

Want to learn more?

Talk to the pharmacist at your local Good Neighbor Pharmacy about how you can maintain a healthy diet while still losing
weight.

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The figure determined by the Lose 1 Pound a Week Calculator is an estimate. There are several factors that can hinder weight loss including certain illnesses and medications. Always consult your doctor with questions about your individual condition(s) and/or circumstances before beginning any weight loss plan. This tool has been reviewed by doctors and is for general educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for medical advice. The information in this tool should not be relied upon to make decisions about your health.

Source:
Vorvick, Linda, and Zieve, David. “Tips for losing weight.” Medline Plus.10/18/2009. National Institutes of Health. March 8, 2010.