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How many calories are in 1 pound (lb) of body fat?

How many calories are in 1 pound (lb) of body fat?

There are approximately 3500 calories in 1 pound (lb) of body fat.

This means that in order to lose 1 lb of body fat, you have to burn 3500 calories.

Someone who weighs 200 lbs would have to walk roughly 29 miles at a 2.0 mile per hour pace to burn 3500 calories and lose 1 lb of body fat.

The number of calories you burn per mile depends on how much you weigh and how fast you walk.

It takes a lot of work to lose 1 lb of body fat. No wonder people are tempted by equipment, pills, and diets that falsely promise quick results with little or no effort.




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