1 Pound Of Fat = 3,500 Calories

There are 3,500 calories in one pound of fat. So, if you cut back or work off just 3,500 calories, you will lose an entire pound of fat. While it is possible to cut back on your calorie intake and increase your exercising in order to lose pounds quickly, it is important to note the fact that doctors recommend that you don’t lose any more than 2 pounds of weight per week in order to ensure that your body adjusts properly to the weight loss.

Here are some safety tips to help you drop 3,500 from your regular routine:


Running for about 1 hour/day at a slow pace will help you lose approximately 350 calories, depending on your body type, speed and terrain. So, if you run for one hour – five days a week while maintaining a consistent diet, you will lose one pound.

It is also important to understand that many people who just began running will eat pasta and other foods high in carbohydrates in order to compensate for the exertion. They think that because they worked out so hard, they deserve a treat. After all, the pasta will help to keep their energy levels high, or so they think.

However, what they don’t realize is that while they are right in thinking that the carbohydrates will infuse their workout routine with energy, they are not actually setting their bodies up to lose weight. When you burn 350 calories but inegsting 450 over a high-carbohydrate pasta dish, you are adding more calories to your body than you otherwise would have.

Running does, however, help to boost our metabolism and change your muscle tone so that you burn calories more efficiently. Instead of inhaling a pasta dish after a run, select instead to have a large salad and splurge for the carbohydrate-rich croutons.

Eat In

When you eat at a restaurant, not only are you subjecting your body to an assortment of high fat, high calorie foods, but you are also tempting yourself to eat a much larger portion than you would normally eat. Therefore, what might be a simple 500 calories meal can easily turn into a 1500-calorie fat fest. In order to lose weight by cutting calories, it is important that you are aware of exactly what you are putting into your body. Especially in the beginning of your new routine, it is important that you prepare your meals yourself and monitor your level of hunger.

When eating out, generally you are in a situation where food is not a priority – but spending time with your friends is. For this reason, people tend to eat more than they normally might. Non-dessert eaters often even spring for that extra round of calories. If you must eat out, help yourself avoid temptation by selecting a salad rather than a plate of pasta or a burger. You will be amazed at the difference in the amount of calories you take in when you make simple choices such as what meal you want.

By reducing your overall calorie intake and increasing your level of physical activity, you will be able to lose those 3,500 calories without much trouble. Make sure that you stay focused, motivated and on task. You’ll shed unwanted weight in no time!