How Many Calories in a Pound of Fat


One pound of fat is approximately 3500 calories.  So if you were to eat around 350 calories more per day than your body uses, in just ten days, you’d gain one pound of fat.  If you kept that amount of excess every day, you’d continue to gain weight until your body reached an equilibrium where the extra fat it’s maintaining burns the 350 extra calories.  For reference, fat cells burn around 2.05 Calories per pound, so you’d gain a lot of weight. 🙂


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