It takes about 3500 calories to burn off a pound of fat. If I eat 3000 calories a day and burn 3500 calories a day, I lose a pound a week. So for me to loose weight I have to determine how many calories a day do I burn, then set my diet to 1000 – 1500 calories a day less than that number. If I do that, I loose 2-3 pounds a week. So, how many calories a day do I burn?
Do a quick google search and you will find a calorie calculator (Calorie Calculator) to help determine how many calories you burn while exercising. I already know from my Bod Pod test that I burn 2200 calories a day while at rest. According to the calorie calculator, I burn 2088 calories EACH WAY! So on week days when I ride both ways, I burn about 6500 calories a day. If I could keep my caloric intake down to about 3000 calories, I would loose a pound a day! I really need to start counting my caloric intake – I gained weight last week. How much am I taking in each day to rip through 6500 calories and still put weight on?