You need to cut 3,500 calories from your diet to lose a pound of fat. Give yourself a week and break it up into 500-calorie segments. That’s easy enough; you won’t even feel deprived. For instance, four slices of bacon comes to about 500 calories. You can still have a well-balanced breakfast without those greasy strips. Even if you’re eating salads, consider the toppings. 4.5 oz. of shredded cheddar adds 500 cals to an otherwise healthy meal. Fill up on more veggies instead and get closer to shedding the week’s pound of fat.