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How Many Calories in a Pound of Fat

##EMBED## 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 […]

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Muscle Does Not Turn to Fat if You Stop Exercising

Myth: Muscle turns to fat when you stop exercising. Muscles and fats are made up of very different types of cells that have completely different functions. Skeletal muscles get larger when a person exercises primarily from hypertrophy; in other words, the person isn’t gaining more muscle cells (which would be hyperplasia), rather, the ones they have are just getting bigger, […]

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