By Amby Burfoot on
New calculator shows that you need to burn more than 3,500 calories to lose a pound.
You’ve probably heard the number-one “rule” of weight loss: It takes a 3,500-calorie deficit between calories consumed and calories burned to produce a one-pound drop in body weight. This old chestnut is more than 50 years old. Problem is, it’s wrong.
Physiologists, nutritionists and unsuccessful dieters have long regarded the 3,500-calorie-rule with ...