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Did You Know It Takes 3,500 Calories To Gain One Pound?

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It roughly takes three thousand five hundred calories to gain one pound of weight, so exercising even a little a everyday keeps the poundage at bay!

- Submitted by NCOX25 7/21/2010 in Weight Maintenance | 6 Comments
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TROTTERFAM4 7/21/2010 11:23:00 AM

    3500 calories is equal to 1 lb of weight. If you want to lose 1 lb a week, a rough way to look at it is to decrease your caloric intake or increase your calorie burn by 500 cal per day. 2 lbs a week = 1000 calorie difference daily.
CHUBBY2SLIM 7/21/2010 9:46:00 AM

    It's 3500 cal per pound. Helpful hint about staying active. emoticon
RICH1028 7/28/2010 3:47:00 PM

    3500 calories = 1 lb
7 days in a week = 500 calories a day
BMR = X

So if you can burn 250 calories in a day and eat 250 calories below that BMR than to lose a pound is not such a great chore if you are consistent with your program.

A little focus goes a long way
MEADSBAY 7/21/2010 9:42:00 AM

    While it's true that exercising even a little is good- it actually takes about 3500 calories to make a pound. :)
WHISKERSDMS 8/11/2010 9:58:00 AM

    I'm having trouble with this 3500= 1 pound theory. I consistently have eaten 1200 calories a day and do a elliptical workout for 1hr= 600 calories and have maintained and even gained 1-2 this past week..........what's up with that, where am I going wrong.......any suggestions?
NCOX25 7/21/2010 11:27:00 AM

    Thank ya ladies, I saw that on another website and didn't know if it was true or not. But thanks for correcting me. emoticon

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