Based on your questions, a person should lose 1.5 pounds a day. A pound is 3500 calories. A simple net balance puts you at -4300 calories per day or about 1.5pounds. Depending on your baseline weight, fluid intake (fluid constitutes 60% of your baseline weight), the weight loss could be more or less. Most diets aim for 1-2 pounds per week. This sounds pretty aggressive and it definitely should be physician supervised.
POSTED BY: Steven Ajluni, MD