By JEFF OLSEN
Mayo Clinic News Network
Weight loss can be a math equation. To lose one pound of fat per week, burn 500 calories per day more than you consume.
Knowing the numbers can make it tempting to try to burn too many calories too quickly.
“For someone who’s sedentary and unfit, burning 500 extra calories per day is going to be a huge effort,” says Mayo Clinic Endocrinologist Dr. Michael Jensen. “And there is a risk for injury or just being turned off by the increased activity.”
In this “Mayo Clinic Minute,” Dr. Jensen offers ideas for burning calories without burning out on exercise. Jeff Olsen reports.
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