There are 3500 calories in a pound.
To lose 1 pound a week, you need to create a 500 calorie per day deficit (500 kcal/day x 7 days = 3,500 kcal/week).
To lose 2 pounds a week, you need to create a 1,000 calorie per day deficit (1,000 kcal/day x 7 days = 7,000 kcal/week).
This deficit can be created by:
- Eating less
- Moving more (exercise)
Do you know how many calories you are eating & expending each day? More about that later this week...