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Mathematics of Weight Loss (From BodyBugg) ;-)

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Just a FYI For myself from my weekly BodyBugg update:

If your goal is to lose 10 pounds in 5 weeks, you must burn 35,000 more calories than you intake during this period. Therefore your average daily deficit must be 1,000 calories. Here’s the math:

One pound of weight from body fat equals 3,500
calories. Multiply 10 pounds by 3,500 and you get
35,000 calories. If you divide 35,000 calories by 35
days, you get 1,000 calories per day.
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  • MEXGAL1
    wow, that is some math for you!
    3901 days ago
  • BUTTERFLYWINGZ
    Yes, basically it's the law of averages... if you are looking at it as a deficit goal, you have to burn more calories than you are taking in plus some. So according to BodyBugg, you have to look at everything as calories in / calories out.

    BodyBugg measures your BMI / Calorie burn / Calorie intake simutaniously, so it is a pretty accurate figure.

    Focus on just one pound per week - you can calculate and watch that one pound as you burn it.... if you can find out exactly what it takes to burn that one pound, you can multiply it :)
    3901 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/8/2010 9:59:23 PM
  • PONYFARMER
    My question is this: So lets say I eat 1398 cals/day and my BMR is is 1972 and I workout 1045, so my differential is 1619 and you are saying if I do this or less then I will lose 2 pounds every week, right? And 10 pounds in five weeks if I keep it up, correct?

    Not that I can, but something to strive for, for sure.
    3901 days ago
  • POINTAFTER
    Just shows people are "listening". emoticon
    3901 days ago
  • MASRITE
    I just realized that you've been blogging for weeks now & I haven't been getting any. I stopped over to see what was going on w/ you b/c I haven't heard from you & bam, weeks of blogs to read. I'm going to have to catch up! Glad to see that you're doing well. Hopefully, we'll see each other soon.
    3901 days ago
  • MSEVERLAST
    It's nice to have the information myself - thanks for posting it even though it was for you - it helps us all.
    3901 days ago
  • BUTTERFLYWINGZ
    LOL!
    3901 days ago
  • DEESJOURNEY2FIT
    hehehe but we liked it!
    3901 days ago
  • BUTTERFLYWINGZ
    ***I'M GOING TO CLARIFY --- THIS WAS FOR MY INFO ONLY -- THIS COMES FROM BODYBUGG WHICH I USE, SO I APOLOGIZE IF THIS IS CONFUSING TO YOU!! I SIMPLY WANTED TO HAVE THIS ON HAND FOR THAT USE***

    I had posted my regular blog just before this - I wasn't expecting to get such a response from this - LOL :)


    3901 days ago
  • LAMBOFHISFLOCK
    The problem is not in THIS formula which is hard scientific fact but in knowing how many calories you burn in a day. We can quite accurately measure calories in... but calories out is no simple matter. Sparks estimates calorie burn but we are all individuals. Those with a sluggish metabolism will burn less by just living as well as when exercising than those with a healthy metabolism. There is no way for SURE to know this part of the equation but by eating in a healthy range of calories, a good nutritional balance, staying well hydrated, reducing stress, and exercising/ building muscle we can help our metabolism to work better.
    3901 days ago
  • CHARLIEMORA
    I know this makes sense, and it's scientific fact etc, but i just cannot seem to lose weight in that way. Maths doesn't seem to apply to my metabolism!!
    3901 days ago
  • DEESJOURNEY2FIT
    I always get confused how to figure out if I have a deficit. or what my deficit is. I'm always burning calories besides just exercising. lol I'm giving you more things to think about and/or explain! I love your new profile pic by the way pretty lady!
    3901 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5251325
    thanks for the reminder, i'm going to save the info because the way you broke it down makes it easy to understand! emoticon
    3901 days ago
  • MRSSKI888
    No wonder math always confused me! LOL! This is a great way to see exactly what you need to do to lose poundage!
    3901 days ago
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