How many calories would I have to burn to lose 1 pound a week?


I searched your Q&A. If I keep my eating habits close to where they are now, how many calories would I have to burn to lose 1 pound a week? For example, if an exercise burns 600 calories, how many hours would I have to work to lose 1 pound. One pound due to fat loss, not water loss.

Check it out for yourself. Try my Healthy Body Calculator® which has weight loss options. HBC will recommend how many calories you need to eat to lose 1 to 2-pounds a week.

3500 calories = 1 pound. To lose 1 pound per week, you have to eat 500 calories less or expend 500 calories more or do a combination of eating less and exercising more. 3500 divided by 600 = 5.8 hours. However, there are few exercises that you could do that would burn 600 calories an hour. If you would like to check out 3 exercise tools I developed at My Food Record. Calorie Burn is good for burning off excess calories eaten today, Exercise Burn is good for exercises you do daily and Time to Burn allows you to select an exercise in the time you have today.

To lose 1 pound of water, you would have to lose 2 cups of body water. The risk is dehydration and certainly wouldn’t result in fat loss nor be permanent. As soon as you re-hydrated yourself, your body weight would go back up.