How Long does It Take to lose 10 Pounds of weight?

How Long does It Take to lose 10 Pounds of weight?

It’s the beginning of the year, your New Year resolutions to keep fit and lean are still fresh in your mind, and the enthusiasm to crunch those weight loss goals has not worn off yet. But hang on, before plunging in head on, it’s important to have a plan before setting out. You need to know exactly how much you weigh currently and how much you wish to weigh by the end of the year. These will help you to create a realistic strategy on how to actually lose weight.

This piece will help you, once you’ve figured out how much weight you want to lose, to attach a timeframe to it. Here, we try to show you how long you’ll take to shed 10 pounds. If your weight loss target is above or below this figure, you can always do some more calculations to estimate how long your own specific target requires. You will therefore be more likely to achieve your weight loss goals and live a healthier life. So let’s cut to the chase and start by doing a little math.

The Calculations

According to studies by experts, 1 pound of fat is created by 3,500 extra calories. Therefore, 10 pounds of fat will be created by 35,000 extra calories. Now, the question becomes, how long does it take to burn 35,000 calories? This will depend on how many calories you plan to burn daily. If you’re able to lose say 1,000 calories (which is not too realistic for most people) then you would need only 35 days, about 5 weeks, and just over a month to lose 10 pounds. However, if you plan to lose just 500 calories daily, which is still a little more realistic, then it will take 70 days, which equates to 10 weeks and 2 and half months.

You can use this calculation to scale up or down depending on your preferences if you’re trying to lose say 20 pounds, then you will require twice the time we calculated here, which amounts to about 5 months.

How ToGo About Losing 500 Calories Daily.

The most obvious way to lose weight is by exercising daily; almost everyone knows it. However, many folks have gone on various exercise regimes; jogging, weight-lifting, but they are unable to see results- or any results at all. And so they give up and stop working out altogether. But is exercising actually ineffective? The answer is no! Exercising regularly does help to burn calories and consequently lose weight. However, the problem is that most people gain more calories than they lose by exercising. Carbonated drinks, ice cream, candies, and a whole lot of other junk foods have high calories content and so even if you lose 500 calories from exercising, you might end up consuming say 700 calories from unhealthy eating and the fat and weight keep piling up.

So to achieve consistent weight loss, regular exercising must be paired with a healthy diet. Clean out your refrigerator, toss out those cans of soda and replace them with fresh fruit. Settle for homemade meals rather than fast food. These changes might seem little, but they will contribute tremendously to your long term weight loss plan.