500 calories a day for a week how much weight will i lose?

There are 500 calories in just one meal, 500 calories is not much to be able to have considering that there are 24 hours in a day.

500 calories multiplied by 7 days is around 3 700. If you want to lose 500g or 1lb it means that you need to reduce 500 x 7 = 3 500 kcal from your diet, but this can cannot happen at once because your body needs time to adapt.

Let us see what happens during the first days of the experiment:

On the first day : You can eat up until 100 less than usual without noticing any difference. It means that you would only cut 100kcal from your usual diet (but remember, do not go under 500kcal for this day, you can eat 500 if you want, but not less).

On the second day : You can eat up until 200 less than usual without noticing any difference. It means that you would only cut 300 kcal from your usual diet (but remember, do not go under 500kcal for this day, you can eat 500 if you want, but not less).

You could finish your experiment on the third day by eating 500kcal , instead of the usual 700 kcal . Calculating all together it means that for just two days you would have eaten 1 000 fewer calories and consequently lose 1 000g or 2lb in just two days.

This has been achieved without feeling any hunger pang nor tiredness, because fat is still your main source for energy (the 500 kcal limit was not low enough to make the body start using proteins or carbohydrates as an energy source instead of fats).

The 500 calorie figure that you should follow when trying this experiment is 500 kcal per day, but if you prefer 500kcal per meal instead you can divide 500 by 4 and have 125kcal four times a day.

For example: 500 / 4 = 125. In order to know how much 500 divided by 4 equals in 500 calories a day check our article here .

This method has been conceived so that you do not face any deprivation during the week-end.

It refers to 500 calories a day throughout the whole week so try to avoid going over 500 kcal a day during the weekend. 500 kcal a day for a week is not that hard, 500kcal per meal is even easier if you start from 500/4 or 125 kcal four times a day and then adjust according to your needs.

Bear in mind that 500 calories x 7 days = 3 500 kcal , it means that after one week you will have eaten 3 500 fewer calories which results in 1lb of fat loss .

If you think this does not sound like much maybe you should try going on a diet instead.

Good luck!

500 calories a day for a week how much weight will i lose