calorie count plus is an AWESOME website. i wouldnt have made it this far without it. it counts calories for you and tracks your weight loss. i could go on, but just check it out! i have been dieting for about three months now and lost a little over 30 lbs. so i guess i could say 10 lbs. a month, but that's not really the case. i lost 8.5 the first week, and after that it just varied. i have read that in order to lose the maximum amount of weight without eating too little, you should eat 1200 calories per day. it has worked for me!