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How Much Is A Pound Of Fat?

How much is a pound of fat?

The skinny on fat

The gross looking ball of yuck up above is 1 lb. of fat. Everyone wants to get rid of their fat, but the truth is, you could never get rid of all of it. Nor would you want to! In fact fat is so essential to our health that an average size 10, slim female carries approximately 100,000 calories of fat on her body.

The average woman

5 ft. 4 in. weighs 166 lbs.

Average fat% of 25-31%

46.5 lbs. of fat

The average man

5 ft. 9 in. weighs 196 lbs.

Average fat% of 18-24%

41.2 lbs. of fat

To lose 1 lb. of fat, you need to burn 3,500 calories.

Running (6mph)

~4h 17m (25.7 miles)

Walking (3mph)

~13 hours (39 miles)

Cycling (14-16mph)

~4h 20m (65 miles)


~17h 10m

The foods below are approx. 3,500 calories.

~9 Subway Clubs (400 calories each)

~6.5 Big Macs (540 calories each)

~14 Snickers Bars (250 calories each)

~7 Large Fries (500 calories each)

Did you know muscle and fat burn calories?

1 lb. muscle

Burns 7-10 calories during the day

1lb. fat

burns 2-3 calories during the day

How Much Is A Pound Of Fat?

shared by cuteculturechick on Jan 21, 2013 in Health

How Much Is A Pound Of Fat?

shared by cuteculturechick on Jan 21, 2013 in Health


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