About 3,500 calories add up to 1 pound.
So for every pound you want to lose, you need to burn off 3,500 calories or reduce your caloric intake so that over time the pounds goes away.
Likewise, if you eat 350 extra calories per day for 10 days, you will gain a pound. Or if you eat 175 extra calories for 20 days, you will gain a pound.
Sounds easier to gain than to lose, doesn’t it.
But it works both ways. Eat 175 calories less per day or exercise to burn off 175 calories per day and you will lost 1 pound in 20 days.
Small changes can yield results over time. Do you drink a soda every day with lunch? Skipping a 12 ounce can of cola will save you 155 calories.
Visit The Calorie Counter to look up how many calories are in the foods you eat.