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How many calories burned equals 1 pound of fat loss?

Just curious as to how many calories I need to burn to lose one pound.
Oct 6th, 2010

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1 Answer

Basically, if you were to burn 3,500 calories, you would be burning one pound of fat. The best way to hit the 3,500 calorie mark is to decrease your caloric intake by about 250 - 300 calories each day while incorporating a regular routine of exercise, which will further diminish your caloric expenditure by another 250 – 300 calories. This decrease of about 500 – 600 calories per day will equate to roughly 1 – 2 lbs of weight within a one week period.

An example of how hard it is to lose one pound of fat is that to burn 3,500 calories in one day, you would have to be walking for approximately 12.5 hours with no rest.

The safest way to lose weight (permanently) is to do it slowly over the course of several weeks. One to two pounds of weight loss per week will provide your body plenty of time to become accustomed to it and will prevent possible medical issues from forming.

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