CYNTHIA1612
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# Differential

### Sunday, November 15, 2015

Ok so I've asked this before on here but I'm still a little bit confused about the calorie differential. So to lose 1 lb a wk u have to burn 500 calories a day. Now, does that mean over and above your BMR? Or to lose 2 lbs a wk you'd have to burn 1,000 extra calories a day over and above your BMR. Sometimes the simplest things confuse me lol..Anyway any info and replies will be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much y'all :)
• CYNTHIA1612
Thank you MSCHERYL10. I think I got it. So you do have to burn 500 calories a day to lose 1 lb a week or 1,000 a day to lose 2 lbs a week. Over and above your BMR.
1780 days ago
• MSCHERYL10
If your BMR is 1500 and you eat 1500 calories you break even. If you exercise and burn 500 calories then you have your daily deficit of 500. If you only eat 1000 cal that day (and not exercise) you still have your deficit of 500. If you eat less and exercise you should have the 1000 cal deficit for the day.
1780 days ago