Its 3,500 to lose a lb, and in a week, this is just 500 calories a day.
That isn't burnt in the gym alone. By cutting calories, you should be running a deficit already, so it may be 250 calories below what your body need to maintain, and 250 that you need to burn in the gym. That's 1750 you actually need to burn, and in 4 workouts a week, is about 450 calories each workout. I walk 45-60 minutes a day, and I burn enough to lose. Relax, you don't need to burn off all those calories in the gym. 1960 is more than 1750, so if diet is okay, then you will lose a lb a week ( on average )
Just figure out how many calories you burn in 1 week, and put that in (1960 ), as well as your goals.. how fast, and how much you want to lose. The range SP gives you will factor everything out.. if it is 1 lb a week, it will be a 500 calories deficit. As long as you are losing, do you really need to know exactly how you got to that 500 calories deficit?
Giving up soda is huge, and will help a lot. Congrats on making that big step. It took me a long time to get over pop.All I drink is water too. It's delicious, and what we are supposed to drink. Some people flavor it with coffee, tea etc., but avoid sweeteners. No harm in drinking just water. eight glasses is a minimum. You may find you need 10-12 a day to not be thirsty.
Edited by: RUSSELL_40 at: 1/17/2014 (14:56)
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