Asked by Anonymous at 8:31 PM on Jan. 14, 2009 in Diet & Fitness
Answer by BlueSaphire at 8:42 PM on Jan. 14, 2009
Answer by admckenzie at 10:06 PM on Jan. 14, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:37 PM on Jan. 14, 2009
It is a simple equation...in order to lose 1 lb you need a 3500 calorie deficit...which means that a lb of body fat equates to approximately 3500 calories. So if you have a calorie deficit of 500 calories per day (meaning that you burn 500 calories more than you eat each day) you would lose approximately one pound per week (500x7=3500). That is the key, you can eat whatever you want, but you have to burn 500 more calories more per day than you have consumed. However, it is easier to lose weight eating "healthier" foods because you can consume more of these since they are often less in calories then "junk" food. To find out how many calories you should be consuming per day use a food journal like livestrong.com which calculates the number of calories based on your weight loss goals (under the daily plate tab).
Answer by Colleen801 at 11:13 PM on Jan. 14, 2009
Answer by HayleyGM at 10:40 AM on Jan. 15, 2009
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