Favour Icemoose


Silver Member
Hi there

Can you please post or link me to the detailed explanation you gave before as to how many calories it takes to burn a 1lb etc.

Thanks a million

Hope he's here in a mo betty ... I don't have the link to the detailed explanation but I do know 1lb of fat = 3500 cals.

Can't find it but RD is correct that it is 3500 calories to a pound of fat and incidentally only 600 calories for a pound of muscle.

Just replied on the other thread.

[FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif,SunSans-Regular]Just found this .............[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif,SunSans-Regular]Note: This assumes that you are almost totally inactive. In order to determine the caloric requirements added by excercise, go to step 3 [/FONT]​
[FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif,SunSans-Regular]A[/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif,SunSans-Regular]Basal Metabolic Rate[/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif,SunSans-Regular]Body weight multiplied by 12 (for men) or 11 (for women)[/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif,SunSans-Regular]e.g., 160 lbs. x 12 = 1920[/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif,SunSans-Regular]B[/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif,SunSans-Regular]Activity [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif,SunSans-Regular]One third body weight multiplied by the number of hours you don't sleep, typically 16 hours[/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif,SunSans-Regular]160 lbs. x 1/3 = 53 x 16 = 848[/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif,SunSans-Regular]D[/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif,SunSans-Regular]Required Calories[/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif,SunSans-Regular]A + B [/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif,SunSans-Regular]1920 + 848 = 2768[/FONT]

Thanks MIKE