Exercise Questions - How Many Calories
Must I Burn To Lose 1 Pound?
How many calories must I burn to lose 1 pound?
There are 3,500 calories in one pound of body fat. You
should focus on creating a deficit of 500 calories a day, which over the course
of one week will result in one pound of weight loss (500 calories X 7 days = 3,500
calories). This can either be accomplished through burning the calories through
exercise, creating a caloric deficit through your diet or a combination of both.
I recommend a combination because its the easiest way to incorporate into an overall
fitness plan. Work on making a small change in your diet to create a 250 calorie
deficit and then add about 30 minutes of cardio training a day to burn the other
250 calories. A great workout will consist of cardio cross training a few exercises
such as jogging on the treadmill and jumping rope.
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