Question by  rscracker (47)

How many calories equal 1 pound?


Answer by  NIB (42)

One pound of fat has 3500 calories. So in order to lose 1 pound you need to burn an extra 3500 calories or receive 3500 less calories, though there are other factors too. For example you can lose 1 pound by receiving 500 less calories per day for 7 days.


Answer by  Aumin (276)

If you decide to do a conversion then 1 pound is equal to about 3500 calories. Just remember that this is 1 pound of weight.


Answer by  JennFormer (78)

To lose one pound of weight, you would need to burn 3500 calories. In order to actually lose the weight, this 3500 calories burned would need to be over and above the normal amount you would burn in a day, also taking into account how many calories you have consumed by eating.


Answer by  drJ (841)

One pound is equivalent to 3500 calories. This is true whether they are fat calories, protein calories, or carbohydrate calories; it is also true for everyone regardless of their current weight. So, in order to lose one pound, you would need to create a net loss of 3500 calories, either through reducing your dietary intake or increasing your physical activity.


Answer by  bonesofyou (39)

Actually, it takes 3600 calories to make a pound of fat. That means that every time you eat 3600 calories less than you burned, you lose a pound! Of course, it goes the other way, too...


Answer by  dsmith42 (371)

One pound of body fat is equivalent to about 3500 calories. One pound of oil/shortening/lard is actually 4000 calories, but fat as stored by the body also has some water.


Answer by  Jessie124 (1885)

3,500. This is what you have to cut out of your diet to lose 1 pound of fat. A healthy weight loss regime will make you drop 1-2 pounds per week. It's better to do it the slow, healthy way, that way you have a much better chance of keeping the weight off.


Answer by  Vivian (110)

There are 3,500 calories in one pound of body fat. That is why even slight overeating, e.g. an additional 10 calories a day, means a one pound gain at the end of an year.


Answer by  Anonymous

1 pound of adipose tissue contains ~3500-3600 kcals of energy; 1 pound of muscle tissue contains ~400-500 kcals of energy.


Answer by  Threeputt (84)

In order to lose one pound of weight in a one week period, a person needs to use approximately 500 more calories than they consume in food.


Answer by  Amie (430)

Approximately 3500 calories equal one pound of fat. If you reduce your daily caloric intake by 500 calories each day, you will lose one pound per week.


Answer by  Anjou (48)

The word "calories" is a little confusing, because the calories that people count when they are dieting are actually the kilo-calories that you learned about in chemistry class. So, one pound of human body fat is 3,500 kilo-calories or 3,500 calories for short.


Answer by  jisha (39)

One pound of body weight is equal to 3500 calories in your daily diet. To add or lose 1 pound, add or reduce 3500 calories.


Answer by  Joanne28409 (9)

One pound is usually lost by eliminating 3500 calories from your diet. Tracking this is made possible by a daily record you must keep.

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