using the above example, you are given 2075 as a daily calorie budget to sustain your current weight
. to lose weight
, a pound is 3500 calories. one should aim for
losing a pound a week. take that 3500 calories and divide it by 7 (days in a week), that's 500 calories per day. so if 2075 is your calorie budget, but you want to lose weight, then you can either subtract 500 from the 2075 total, which then leaves you with 1575 as your new calorie budget.