Target 8 cal per lb
Most adults have a total calorie
requirement of about 12 cal per pound.
If you are 200 lb, that would be 2400 cal per day. If you target 8 cal per pound, that would be 1600 cal per day. A reduction of 800 cal per day. 3500 cal = 1 lb. Therefore, in about 4 days, you lose one pound. This target of 1600 cal per day would help you lose about 8 lb per month.