Be aware of your calorie consumption. AP Photo/Charles Krupa
Ever wonder how many calories you need to burn on the treadmill in order to lose a pound of fat? 3500 calories is the magic number.
In order to lose one pound, 3500 calories must be subtracted from your diet or burned through activity, but this does not have to be done in one day. 3500 calories can be burned over the course of a week or two.
The 3500 can be from exercise or diet or both. The most successful weight loss occurs when people burn calories with exercise and deduct a little from their food.
This number is the same for putting weight on also. If over time you eat more than your body needs, you will gain one pound for every extra 3500 calories consumed.