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1. If my BMR is 1440 and I eat a maximum of 500 calories per day and I go to the gym and burn 1000 calories how long would it take me to burn off 21 lbs???

i know 3500 is a pound but i just can't do the math!

help!

also not planning on doing this, just ask ing!
2. (Original post by electro_girl)
If my BMR is 1440 and I eat a maximum of 500 calories per day and I go to the gym and burn 1000 calories how long would it take me to burn off 21 lbs???

i know 3500 is a pound but i just can't do the math!

help!

also not planning on doing this, just ask ing!
Why?

Probably as long as it takes you to end up in the hospital.
3. 21lbs = 73,500 calories

BMR = 1,500 (it's easier to calculate)

If you eat 500 and burn 1,000 a day you'll have -500 calories for the day so 2,000 less than your BMR.

73,500 / 2,000 = about 37 days.

In reality it'll probably be longer because your metabolism will reduce as you lose weight and because you wont be eating much.

Good luck
4. (Original post by Cortez)
21lbs = 73,500 calories

BMR = 1,500 (it's easier to calculate)

If you eat 500 and burn 1,000 a day you'll have -500 calories for the day so 2,000 less than your BMR.

73,500 / 2,000 = about 37 days.

In reality it'll probably be longer because your metabolism will reduce as you lose weight and because you wont be eating much.

Good luck
When someone suggests a 2000kcal deficit, you don't wish them good luck. You wish that they see sense.
5. (Original post by Chumbaniya)
When someone suggests a 2000kcal deficit, you don't wish them good luck. You wish that they see sense.
Was being sarcastic.
6. a maximum of 500 calories
7. a very long time

the body with that low a deficit would

lose muscle
therefore reduce metabolism
therefore make your body less inclined to burn fat
you eat less to compensate
repeat until stupid girls realise THIS IS NOW HOW TO DIET !! HOW MANY TIMES
8. Learn how to do maths. It's useful and cuts down on stupid questions.
9. if you cut out eating all together you can do it in 30 days....something to keep in mind
10. I propose that we have a sub forum called 'idiotic questions go here', and lump tosh such as this in there. Obviously, there would have to be an element of subjectivity but it would clear the fitness forum of lots of sheer stupidity.

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