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1, Jan 27, 2013

Weight loss, remember this simple math, Part II

Filed under: Weight issue — admin @ 12:18 am

Here are more of simple math of weight loss from yesterday’s article.

Start with this number: 3,500. That’s how many calories are stored in a pound of body fat. With that number you can tally up how much weight you can lose through activity, cutting calories, or both.

1. Walking or jogging uses roughly 100 calories per mile. So you’d lose a pound for every 35 miles you walk — provided you keep food intake and other activities constant.

2. If you walk briskly (at a pace of 4 miles per hour) for 30 minutes on five out of seven days, you’ll log 10 miles a week. That means it would take three-and-a-half weeks to lose one pound if the number of calories you consume stays the same.

3. If you alter your diet and cut back by 250 calories a day (½ cup of ice cream or two sugar-sweetened sodas), you’d lose a pound in two weeks.

4. By eating 250 fewer calories and walking for 30 minutes a day, it would take just over a week to lose one pound. Reducing calorie intake even more and exercising more would further speed the process.

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