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How Many Calories Should I Burn In A Workout?
This is a question I get a lot in emails I receive from my subscribers and visitors to my site. The answer is a bit complicated because it depends on many different factors including your height, weight, age, and fitness goals.
To make it a bit easier I’ve included a calorie burning chart at the bottom of this page. This chart is a generalization though, so don’t take it as gospel.
Staring a fitness routine can be difficult because it’s hard to determine how many calories you need to burn while you workout. As I said before, it really depends on what your goals are and also how many calories you are consuming on a daily basis. But don’t fret, with a little planning you can create goals that will allow you to reach your fitness goals.
What Are Your Fitness/Weight Loss Goals?
Before you figure out how many calories you should burn in a workout you need to figure out what your target weight loss goals are. Where do you want your exercise to take you? Do you want to lose weight or do you want to simply maintain your current weight? If you want to lose weight you need to figure out how much weight you want to lose each week. And don’t go crazy. You’re not going to be able to lose 10 pounds per week. Try shooting for reasonable and attainable goals. A half a pound or a pound a week is very attainable with the right diet and exercise.
Also, you should keep a food diary so that you know how many calories you are consuming. This will give you the idea of how many calories you’ll need to burn to lose weight. On this page you can download a free food diary.
Also, here’s a free calorie calculator from Google
Figuring It All Out
If your goal is to lose 1 pound per week when you have to have a calorie deficit of 3,500 calories per week. This means you need to lose or burn off 3,500 calories per week from your diet. That’s 500 calories per day (here’s a list of ways in which you can lose 500 calories per day).
If you want to lose more than that, say 2 pounds per week, you’ll need to lose 1,000 calories per day. However, if you want to maintain your current wait you’ll need to increase the number of calories you consume each day to match the number of calories you burn while you work out.
How To Get It Done
Losing a pound each week means getting rid of 500 calories per day. Now that you know that you should figure out exactly how you want to get rid of those calories. You have several options. You can simply burn it off working out. This is a good option for people who enjoy exercising. You can burn it all off in one exercise routine or you can divide it up into two exercise routines per day. Also, if you enjoy working out you can continue eating the diet you are eating now and simply ramp up your exercise to make sure you’re burning off 500 calories per day.
If you aren’t a big fan of working out then you can try and eliminate calories from your diet. You could cut out 300 calories from your diet and then workout just enough to burn the remaining 200. This could be accomplished by cutting out 2 sugary drinks per day and then walk for 45 minutes.
Here is the Calories Burned Chart that can help you determine how many calories are burned working out: