The New Calories per Pound of Weight Loss Rule

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Losing a pound of fat can take as few as 10 calories a day or as many as 55, depending on whether you’re improving food quality or just restricting food quantity.

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If you missed the first two videos about calories per pound, check out The 3,500 Calorie per Pound Rule Is Wrong (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-3500-calorie-per-pound-rule-is-wrong) and The Reason Weight Loss Plateaus When You Diet (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-reason-weight-loss-plateaus-when-you-diet).

Here are those body weight calculators I mentioned: NIH Body Weight Planner (https://www.niddk.nih.gov/bwp) and LSU Weight Loss Predictor (https://www.pbrc.edu/research-and-faculty/calculators/weight-loss-predictor/).

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