# Theory Behind Losing Weight

Discussion in 'The Rink' started by 2x4*, Sep 18, 2006.

1. ### 2x4*Guest

Okay, on my treadmill it gives me Calories and Fat Calories.
When they say 1000 calroies to a pound... which do they mean?
I am hoping they mean just Calories , because they burn quicker than fat cals!

2. ### QBOSSRegistered User

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FYI.

1 gm of fat = 9 kcal (aka calories)
1 gm of carbohydrate = 4 kcal
1 gm of protein = 4 kcal

3. ### Frank DrebinHabs

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Must be some kind of calculation that if you burn 1000 "fat" calories, it is equivalent to burning off enough energy to lose a pound of fat.

I believe that 3500 calories is equilavent to one pound of fat, that is if you take in 3500 more calories than your body needs over a period of time, you should (in theory) put on a pound of fat. The inverse is also true.

Hope this helps.

4. ### pitselehRegistered User

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Yes, its 3500 calories to the pound.

What the fat calorie counter is measuring is an estimate of the actual amount of fat your burned through exercise. However, creating a caloric deficiency by exercising and burning off 1000 calories should in theory lead you to lose approximately 1/3 a pound of weight. The theory part is that with water retention and an accompanied slow down in metabolism through a period of weight loss will cause you to lose less than you would expect.

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Keep at it, fatty.