|04-03-2012, 06:42 PM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2012
HOw long does it take?
I am slightly overweight. How long will it take me to lose one pound of body fat?
|04-03-2012, 07:28 PM||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2011
To lose one pound of fat, you have to burn 3500 calories. If you cut 500 calories a day from your diet, you will lose one pound each week.
|04-03-2012, 07:53 PM||#4|
Join Date: Feb 2012
Training Exp: +9 years
Training Type: Fullbody
Fav Exercise: Bench Press
Fav Supp: ANIMAL PAK
Water weight usually goes pretty quickly, but after that it just depends on the person and their cut. Most people generally recommend a slower cut to maintain more muscle.
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|04-03-2012, 10:01 PM||#5|
Join Date: Feb 2011
Training Exp: 5+ years
Training Type: Bodybuilding
Fav Exercise: Pullup/Bent Over Row
Fav Supp: Feeding the Brain
It simply depends on the individual and circumstances.
Here is an example:
Lets say person A has a couple of pounds to lose, but is very lean , with low body fat (say 10% bf). Person A is a male, and has dieted with extremely low carbohydrates (under 50 grams), high protein and fat, and calorie restriction of -1000 from maintenance for a long length of time. Glucose storage is depleted. Lets say the length of period is about 4 weeks without a re-feed diet session. This person is average healthy. There are certainly many different approaches one can take here, but it is most likely given the same dietary trend, that the (numeric deficit values versus the calorie value per one pound of fat loss) is NOT what the person is going to see in real life--due to metabolic adaptions and hormonal changes--over the short term in comparison to what this person may have experienced in the past. It will more than likely come slower as compared to his past history.
Just an example.
Last edited by Chillen; 04-03-2012 at 10:28 PM.
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