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




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!

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    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. - by TROTTERFAM4
  • It's 3500 cal per pound. Helpful hint about staying active. emoticon - by CHUBBY2SLIM
  • 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 - by RICH1028
  • While it's true that exercising even a little is good- it actually takes about 3500 calories to make a pound. :) - by MEADSBAY
  • 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? - by WHISKERSDMS
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    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 - by NCOX25

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