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Is 3500 calories really 1 lb

Saturday, March 19, 2011

I've often wondered about this frequently quoted 'fact'

and this weekend I am challenging myself to try to prove it.

How ??

Well in theory if i burn 3500 calories today I should see the scale go down by a lb tomorrow. Well I think its worth a try my weight loss has pretty much levelled out so so i want to see what happens

step one : stand on the scale 191.8 lbs (impressively down a lb from last week.

step two get on the cross trainer .. I dont for a second intend to do this all in one go but i'd like to get it done today - if i run out of time then I will finish any left over calsories tomorrow.

3 mins warm up 30 mins training 3 mins cool down 358 calories
20 mins training 3 mins cool down another 220 calories

2922 calories left to burn.

I will be back with more updates later !!

So I finished the day about 1200 calories short ... I slightly underestimated just how long it was going to take !!

...but I lost 0.8 lbs so it was a worthwhile experiment

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    Well I didnt quite make it .. ok about 1200 off but lost 0.8 of a lb so maybe there is some truth in it !

    Might have to test again but eat the same two days in a row.
    2554 days ago
  • FITFABJENN will be interesting to see your results.

    2555 days ago
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