How Many Calories Are There In A Pound Of Body Fat?

A pound of body fat stores an impressive 3500 calories. If we crudely estimate walking to burn an extra 100 calories per mile this would mean we have to walk 35 miles to burn a single pound of body fat. Sounds like a lot of work right? This is why focusing on the quantity of calories you consume is a more effective weight loss strategy. Resistance exercise can then be used to prioritise fat loss over weight loss.