March 6th, 2013

3,500 Calories Equal A Pound Of Fat?

By Logan Lafferty

The formula comes from a simple truth: there are 3,500 calories in a pound of human fat, explains Dr. Donald Hensrud, chair of preventive medicine at the Mayo Clinic and medical editor-in-chief of The Mayo Clinic Diet. But diet and exercise cause the body to lose lean tissue and water along with fat, making it unlikely that initial weight loss truly addresses fat only…The 3,500 calorie deficit will simply have a more dramatic effect on them, explains Hensrud.

 

Huffington Post by Meredith Melnick

Tags: calories, diet, Dr. Donald Hensrud, exercise, Huffington Post, Nutrition, pound of fat, Preventive Medicine, The Mayo Clinic Diet, Wellness

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