Understanding Weight Loss
Remember that one pound is 3,500 calories. Many times people don’t realize that their active metabolic rate isn’t that high above the calories they are consuming. For example: if your body is burning 1,400 calories a day without fitness, then you add the elliptical in and every other day your total calorie burn is 1,600, this would mean that over the course of the month you have a calorie deficit of roughly 5,000 calories (based on your 1,200 to 1,300 calorie per day intake). That’s only about 1.5 pounds. This is why accuracy with calorie counting is critical and intensity during training is the key to seeing the results you are looking for.