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Your baseline calorie consumption could be determined through some rather elaborate tests, but generally we all burn a certain amount of calories just "living", before we do anything. A lot of that is determined by muscle mass and muscle tone. If you get stronger and more "in shape", you'll burn more calories even when you aren't doing anything. Then we can exercise to burn MORE calories. The only way to really loose weight is to use more calories than we consume. If you go for a starvation diet, you just loose muscle mass, which slows down the rate of calorie consumption.

The best way to loose weight is to eat a good, well balanced diet, with plenty of protein and low sugar/low fat. Then exercise to keep the muscle tone.

Just as a general guide, your body will burn somewhere around 1,000 calories a day by just your heart beating, lungs breathing, maintaining your body temperature, and other involuntary functions. About another 1,000 calories are from a general lifestyle, such as you walking around the house and sitting down, getting up, and other basic common movements. So, bearing in mind that it will vary from person to person, if you eat about 2,000 calories a day, and live a moderate lifestyle, you should maintain your weight fairly well. Also, realize that a pound of fat equals to about 3,000ish calories when burned. So, if you eat around 1,200 calories a day and hit the gym with some hard cardio for about an hour, then you could possibly burn around 800ish calories, and thus have a deficit of about 2,000 calories for the day. This could let you burn around 3-4 pounds a week (remembering that everyone is different). Also, you should eat good foods that have high protein, moderate carbs, ect. Foods like canned tuna, oatmeal, eggs, any green veggies, fruits, milk, swwet potatoes, and whey protein powder are good foods among others. Just remember, start out moderate when you exercise and try to push yourself past a comfort zone each time. You will start to build endurance and become stronger and faster this way. Also, consult your doctor to find out what is safe for you to do nutrition wise and for exercise limits. To conclude, there are no real magical ways to lose weight without eating right and exercising. Remember, weight lose equals more calories burned than consumed. Period.

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How much weight are you losing if you burn 14000 calories a week?

If you are eating 1500 calories a day you will lose 1 lb. if you are eating 1200 calories you will lose 1.6 lbs.

Can you lose weight if you eat 3 small meals a day?

Weight loss depends only on how many calories you consume each day versus how many you burn. It doesn't matter what time, how often,or how many meals you eat. If you eat 1500 calories, then you ate 1500 calories, period. Burn more than you consume, and you will lose weight.

What happens if you burn calories?

You lose weight.

How many calories do you have to burn to lose 52lb?

To lose one solid pound of weight, you need to burn 3,500 more calories to consume. Then, to lose 52 solid pounds of weight, you would need to burn 182,000 calories.

If you weight 214 lbs how many calories can you consume and still lose weight?

1500 calories

Do you need to burn more calories than you eat to lose weight?

yes to lose weight you need to burn more calories than you eat for example if you ate 700 caloreis you need to burn about 900 calories that will help you lose weight. trust me it happen for me and it will happen for you

How many calories should you burn to lose weight?

It takes 3500 calories to lose a pound

When you are on a 2400 calories how many calories do you need to burn to lose weight?

Any calorie deficit will cause you to lose weight.

Why do you burn calories?

To stay healthy and lose weight.

When you burn calories from exercising can you subtract that from you daily calorie intake when your trying to lose weight?

Yes. Because the main purpose for you is to burn calories in order to lose weight.

Do you have to sweat to lose weight?

no,you can have surgery but when you sweat it means you are burning calories and if you burn more calories than you intake you will lose weight

What are two things that you can do with calories that will help you lose weight?

Eat less calories, and burn more calories than you've eaten exercising. The only way to lose weight is if you burn more calories than you consume.

How much cardio a day to lose weight?

To lose weight you have to burn more calories than you consume. For example, running 3 miles will burn roughly 300 calories.

How much calories should you burn a day to lose 3kg in month if you consume 1000 calories a day?

In every case to lose weight, we need to burn more calories actually what we had consumed. If you want to lose 3kg in a month, you need to burn more than 1000calories. Any ways 1000 calories is not at all healthy to consume, by taking 1000 calories you can lose weight very fast in earlier days. But the weight all you are reducing from your muscle and water levels in your body. By consuming 1500-1700 calories also you can lose 3 kgs in a month. Try to add some more calories to your daily meals.

How many calories do you need every day to lose weight?

As long as you consume fewer calories than you burn, you'll lose weight. Fewer than you burn. How many calories do you burn in a day? It depends on your age, gender, height, weight and activity levels.

Can you burn calories from the day before?

yes, this is how people lose weight. you burn more calories than you intake, which means since there are no more calories to burn of this day, they take those that are stored (or from the days/time before today) and burn those. to lose weight.

Can aerobics help lose weight?

yes, they burn calories

Controlling body weight is best accomplished by?

eating the same amount of calories that you burn in a day will make your weight stay the same, to lose weight burn more calories then you eat and to gain weight eat more calories then you burn

How can you be on a low carb diet and exercise everyday and not lose weight?

Low carb, high carb, no carbs, its not the carbs that matter, its the calories. If you consume more calories than you burn, you will gain weight. If you burn more than you eat, you will lose weight. Exercise more, eat less, burn more calories than you consume and you will lose weight.

How many calories does one need to burn to lose one pound of weight?

To lose one pound of weight one must burn approximately anywhere from 3400 to 3600 calories. It is not recommended to try and burn this amount of calories within one day.

How do you determine the number of calories you need to burn to lose weight?

To lose one solid pound of weight, you need to burn 3,500 more caloires than you consume. If you eat 1,500 calories, for example, you will then need to burn 5,000 caloires to lose a pound.

Does cardio work to lose weight?

Yes. It does burn the calories and helps to reduce the weight.

How many calories should a 5'6 124 lbs girl eat?

To maintain your weight... eat as many calories as you burn. Most humans, without even excercising, burn 1500-2000 calories a day just doing daily things and...surprise, surprise, living! If you are trying to lose weight, you have to eat a significant less amount of calories than you are planning to burn in a day. So, if you plan to go on a 3 mile run, and burn a total of 2300 calories in one day, to lose weight you have to eat less than 2300 calories. AND gaining weight is just the more calories than you burn.

Where can the weight loss secrets?

There are many weight loss secrets. One secret is to burn more calories than you are in taking. The more calories you burn then the more weight you will lose.

How many calories do you need to burn a day to lose weight quickly?

It depends how much you want to loose, and what is your current weight. Normally, people follow the one-thirs rule, where you loose one-third of the calories you consume each day. For example, if I consume 1500 calories, I will burn off 500.