A Pound Of Fat Is 3,500 Calories, But How Do You Lose All Of That?

A pound of fat contains about 3,500 calories. This means that if you cut back your intake by 3,500 calories, you will lose an entire pound of fat. The key is to cut your calorie intake and increase your workout regimen.  However, medical professionals recommend that it's safe to lose about 2 pounds per week so that your body can adjust to the weight loss.

You've got to start somewhere, right?  Here are some tips that can help you get started to drop 3500 calories from your diet:


Depending on the speed, your body type, and the incline, running for about 1 hour at a very slow pace will help you lose approximately 350 calories, meaning, if you run for one hour five days a week while maintaining a consistent diet, you will safely lose one pound.

Don't make the mistake of loading on too many carbohydrates before your run.  If you sit down and eat 450 calories of pasta, then run for an hour... I think you can do the math.

Running boosts your metabolism so that your body burns calories more efficiently. Instead of inhaling a pasta meal after a run, instead have yourself a salad with a few extra croutons-- which are carb rich.

Eat In

Eating out at a restaurant, not only are you subjecting your body to high fat, high calorie foods, but you are also in a situation where you would more than likely eat more than you normally would. It's important that you are aware of exactly what you are putting into your body, especially in the beginning of your new routine, it is important that you prepare your meals at home to better gauge your progress.

When you eat out, you're generally in a social situation where food probably isn't the priority – but socializing with your friends is. This is why those who eat out normally eat more calories.

Increasing your activity levels and reducing the amount of calories you intake will easily allow you to lose those 3,500 calories per week with very little trouble. Make sure that you stay motivated and focused.  Consistency is key.

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