Losing Inches not pounds? Why do people seem to lose more inches than pounds in the beginning when using Plexus Slim? Plexus Slim is scientifically designed to burn fat, not muscle. It's not that muscle weighs more than fat; a pound is a pound. But the volume of a pound of fat takes up much more room than a pound of muscle.
INFOGRAPHIC: HOW MUCH IS A POUND OF FAT? 3500 kcal. If your goals for the new year look anything like the rest of Americas, then theres a good chance you want to lose a few pounds. What will it take to lose the weight? The numbers might surprise you. To lose just 1 pound of fat, you have to burn about 3,500 calories.
1 pound of fat = 3500 calories (technically, they are kilocalories, but....) so to lose 1 pound of fat/week, you must burn 500 calories/day more than you are taking in each day. To lose 2 pounds/week, you must burn 1000 calories more than your daily caloric intake. 2 pounds/week is a very safe weight loss goal. Remember, muscle is more dense than fat & burns more energy so as you replace fat with muscle, you may not see changes you want on scales but your clothing should tell the real story!
My son Gib and I working out before the concert. A pound of muscle burns three times more calories than a pound of fat, so it’s a good idea to do things that’ll build muscle as well as get your heart pumping. It can be anything from lifting weights to cleaning out the attic. Losing as little as 2% of your body weight drastically reduces your risk of chronic illness. That means that a 200 pound man can increase his life expectancy by dropping just four pounds. So, get moving!