How long will it take me to lose 20 pounds?

If I do 2 hours of cardio from soccer practice every day and go to the gym and do an hour of cardio every weekend and lift 10 pound weights for 10 minutes at the gym and drink alot of water and eat healthy.
Asked Aug 05, 2010
It depends on how much you weigh now. The more you weigh, the more calories it takes to maintain your system. A person that is grossly overweight can lose 20 pounds quickly but it takes longer to lose the 20 pounds if you are only 20 pounds overweight. Also, it's not just exercise, how much you eat and what you eat play an important part. For example, if the additional exercise makes you hungry and you increase the number of calories you eat to the number you're burning in the additional exercise, you won't lose any.

Bottom line, you have to burn 3500 calories more than you eat to lose one pound. If you eat 3500 more than you burn, you gain one pound. The rate at which you lose will depend on the difference. It is fairly easy to look up the calories in different foods but very difficult to calculate how many you are burning.
Answered Aug 05, 2010
i weigh 120 and im 5"2 1/2.
Haylee Aug 28, 2010
The duration to lose 20 pounds does not depend on the exercises alone, but also the food that you consume. Your hard exercises will be beneficial only if you develop a little knowledge in nutrition by getting to know the foods that can be stored in the body and taking steps to avoid them. Go for foods with more of protein and fibre. For further info visit my website and dont forget to get your free book.
Answered Aug 19, 2010

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