It is possible to lose 10 pounds in a month through proper diet and exercise, according to Shape. To accomplish this, a person must increase her calorie burn by a total of 35,000 calories, or approximately 1,100 calories per day.
To stick to a strict weight loss plan, Shape recommends exercising consistently for six days every week and engaging in activities such as swimming, running, kickboxing and using an elliptical. Weight loss results vary according to each person's fitness level, height, weight and age. Optimum calorie burning occurs as exercises are performed for longer intervals and at higher intensities. It helps to maintain a food and fitness journal to track calorie amounts.