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11 Quick Ways to Burn Calories

Putting together a weight loss plan can feel a bit like putting together a puzzle. What to eat, how frequently, calorie counts – it’s enough to make your head spin. At our practice, we’re dedicated to guiding our patients through the intricacies of nutrition, exercise, and even the psychological aspects of their medical weight loss plan.

But for those craving simplicity, here’s the math: to shed a pound, you need to burn 3,500 more calories than you consume. Sounds daunting, right? Well, fear not; we can break it down into manageable pieces.

Rather than attempting to torch 3,500 calories in one go (which, let’s face it, is impractical), we advocate for the “slow and steady” approach. By breaking the equation into bite-sized chunks, like burning 300 calories at a time, progress becomes palpable. In around ten days, you could shed a pound, especially if you’re concurrently cutting back on calories consumed.

So, what exercises can help you reach that 300-calorie milestone? Here are a few gym favorites:

  1. Rowing machine: 45 minutes
  2. Stair climber: 40 minutes
  3. “Jacobs Ladder” machine: 20 minutes
  4. Jump rope: 30 minutes
  5. Treadmill run: 20 minutes (at 8 minutes per mile pace)
  6. Interval treadmill: 30 minutes (for those averse to continuous running)
  7. Uphill treadmill walk: 30 minutes (at 3 miles per hour)
  8. Basketball: 30 minutes
  9. Stationary cycling: about 45 minutes (at 9 miles per hour)
  10. Elliptical machine: 25 minutes
  11. And don’t forget the classic neighborhood stroll. A brisk walk, averaging 90 calories per mile, can easily help you hit that 300-calorie mark if you design a route spanning over three miles.

Weight loss may seem like an insurmountable challenge at first, but by setting achievable 300-calorie goals, you can steadily progress toward your ultimate target. And since diet is integral to the equation, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for guidance on a medical weight loss plan. We’re here to tailor a nutritional plan that suits your needs and supports your goals.