Today we are going to talk about burning calories to lose weight and we are also going to answer the question, “How many calories should you burn to lose weight”?
How many calories should you lose per day to lose weight?
The average woman needs at least 2000 calories in a day to maintain your weight, and 1500 calories per day to lose one pound in a week. The average man needs about 2500 calories per day to maintain his weight and about 2000 calories per day in order to lose one pound per week. (1)
What if you want to lose 2 pounds in one week…
How many calories do you need to lose two pounds in one week?
To lose two pounds per week, you need to reach a 1000-calorie per day deficit or 7000 calories per week. (2)
But, isn’t 1000 calories a day low?
Studies on very low-calorie diets providing less than 1,000 calories per day show they can lead to muscle loss and significantly slow down metabolism. The bottom line is, consuming too many calories can stop you from losing weight. (3)
Now that we have answered some of these questions, it is now time to talk a little about our main topic,
How many calories should you burn to lose weight?
If you are a man, you should consume about 2000 calories per day or 14,000 per day to lose weight or if you are already consuming less than this, you should try to raise your caloric level to this amount so that you can maintain a healthy weight.
If you are a woman, you should look to consume about 1500 calories to lose weight and if you are already consuming less than this, try raising it up so you maintain a healthy weight.