Lose A Pound Calculator - How Long Will It Take
To Lose 1 Pound?
pound of body fat is equal to approximately 3,500 calories. If you
have a daily calorie deficit of 500 calories less than you're basal
metabolic rate (how many calories you burn in a day) you would lose
approximately one pound per week (500 calories x 7 days = 3,500
calories). You can create this 500 calorie deficit by either
restricting your food intake or by burning calories with exercise.
Its always best to try to hit it from both ends, so eat 250 calories
less and also burn 250 calories working out. This way, your body
will be properly fueled during the day and keep your metabolism
humming along. Restricting calories too low will cause muscle tissue
loss which is the last thing you want, since muscle tissue is the
most active tissue in your body and is critical for burning calories
and keeping you lean.