If you want to know how many calories are in one pound of fat, here is the answer: 3,500 calories. All you have to do is cut back on eating or just work off 3,500 calories and you will lose that one pound of fat. While this can be accomplished quickly, doctors recommend that you lose no more than 2 pounds per week so that you can ensure that your body adjusts to the weight loss.
Here are some tips to help you safely drop 3,500 calories from your regular routine:
Running for about 1 hour at a slow pace will help you lose approximately 350 calories, depending on your body type, speed, and terrain. If you run for one hour five days a week while maintaining a consistent diet, you will safely lose one pound.
It is important to understand that many people who are beginning to run or jog 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, they justify, the pasta will help to keep their energy levels high.
However, what they may not realize is that while they are justified 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 intake 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 on the carbohydrate-rich croutons unless you are running half-marathon or a marathon race.
Most restaurants serve large portions of high fat and high calorie foods. You are tempted to eat more than you normally eat. In this case, what could be a simple 800 calorie meal can easily turn into a 1500 calorie fat feast. For you to maintain proper weight loss you must be aware of exactly what you are putting into your body. Especially in the beginning of your weight loss goals, it is important that you prepare your meals and monitor your hunger level.
Eating out usually is a social event where food is not a priority, but spending time with your friends is. For this reason, a lot of people tend to eat more than they normally would. Even people who don’t care for desserts will choose these extra round of calories. If you must eat out, help yourself avoid temptation by selecting a salad rather than a plate of pasta or burger. You will be amazed at the difference in the amount of calories you consume when you make simple choices such as a meal option.
By reducing your overall calorie intake and increasing your level of exercise, you will be able to lose those 3,500 calories. And you will be able to do it over and over again so that you can meet your weight loss goal. Make sure that you stay focused and motivated. You will achieve your weight loss goal in no time!
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