pound of fat means that you would have to burn/exercise off a
certain amount of energy (calories) to get rid of one pound of
fat. A very good
estimate is that there are 3,500 calories in one pound of fat.
Some say, there are 4,086 calories in one pound of fat
(see calculation below).
for the lower number (3,500) is that things such as water
content, waste material, absorption rate are taken into
is, because the fat contains water, or is the kind of fat that
cannot be absorbed, or the fat can be taken out of the body much
faster because of high fiber in the diet, the calories per pound
of fat can be decreased.
equals 454 grams. A
gram of fat has 9 calories.
9 x 454 = 4,086.
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