1 Pound of Fat

10 Ways to Burn 1 Pound of Body Fat…vol.2

A little while ago, I gave you 10 ways to burn 1 Pound of Fat. In that post, I reminded you that…

  • A pound of body fat is equal to 3500 calories,
  • There are 7 days in the week,
  • And that if my Grade 3 math skills were up to snuff AND you burn an extra 500 calories every day of the week,
  • You should burn 1 pound of body fat per week,

And then we went looking for a few new ways we could burn an extra 500 calories per day…

Well…here we go again…

Hatha Yoga

  • It will take the average American Male (191 lbs) 231 minutes, or almost 4 hours of downward dogging  to burn 500 calories
  • It will take the average American Female (164 lbs) 269 minutes, or 2 and 1/3 hours of yoga to burn 500 calories

To find out how long it will take YOU to burn 500 calories…

  • take your weight (ex 200 lbs),
  • divide by the average American weight – male or female ( ex 200 lb male / 191 lbs = 1.047),
  • and multiply the result by the average time that I calculated (ex 1.047 x 231 minutes = 242 minutes)

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0 thoughts on “10 Ways to Burn 1 Pound of Body Fat…vol.2

  1. Too much fun.

    Except that I spent almost 2 hours searching for the ‘perfect’ image – I think that I just discovered some latent OCD tendencies.

  2. Could you clarify which style of guitar playing, specifically? I mean, medically?


    Great list DR. And yeah, erm, I can only imagine the pics you rejected. 🙂

  3. @Metroknow – certainly not air guitar, I’m pretty sure I burn more than 100 cals / hour playing that!

  4. Oh… my…. god…. people actually use that ‘dog-snuggle’ in my area (damn condos!), it’s even funnier when our dogs try to chase those dogs.

  5. Shadowduck / Metroknow

    We’re looking at sitting around a campfire, drinking beers and eating marshmallows kind of guitar playing.

    I’m sure that the Pete Townsend version melts off the blubber quicker.

  6. yeah, seriously. I’m not proud of it, but ever since the condo’s went up we’ve got more and more people on the waterfront with doggie strollers and doggie snugglers. So that you can walk your dog without getting it’s precious feet dirty.

  7. This is a great way for people to work out and also have fun while doing so! If more people could do this they would most likely work out more.

  8. Helpful. I have been jogging on a mini trampoline I just bought. I’m not exercising anywhere near the amount of time I need to get the benefits! Question: Do I have to do my 155 minutes all at once? Or can I break it up over the course of the entire day?