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How many calories are in a gram of fat and a pound?

I am at an extremely unhealthy weight, and I am trying to lose body fat. I have been work one reforming my diet and exercise. I was wondering how many calories are in a gram of fat and a pound. I heard somewhere that it was nine, but when you track how many calories (there is a screen on my treadmill) and it will say “20 calories” or something like that, but when I step on the scale, I haven’t lose any weight.

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5 Responses to “How many calories are in a gram of fat and a pound?”

  1. BettyBB said :

    3500 calories = 1 pound

  2. levileviivelivel said :

    9 calories per gram of fat, 4 calories per gram of protein and carbohydrates.

  3. Bk said :


  4. goldshire1 said :

    9 calories are in a gram of fat.

    Example: If a food label says it has 5 grams of fat then 45 calories are from fat.

    3,500 calories are in a pound.

    Example: If you want to lose 1 pound of fat you need to burn an extra 3,500 calories.

  5. dcno02 said :

    A U.S. penny weighs seven grams, so burning 20 calories (2.2 grams of fat) would not show up on your scale.

    I have lost 65 pounds in the last 13 months.

    Here are my weight loss links:

    Experts recommend, “Slow and steady weight loss. Depending on your starting weight, experts recommend losing weight at a rate of 1/2 to 2 pounds per week. Weight loss may be faster at the start of a program.”
    And, “Men and very active women may need up to 2,500 calories daily. Other women and inactive men need only about 2,000 calories daily. A safe plan is to eat 300 to 500 fewer calories a day to lose 1 to 2 pounds a week.”

    Ideal body weight calculator for children and adults:

    This web site from the National Institutes for Health tells how to take charge of your weight:

    Calorie Needs Calculator:

    Here is a page that explains how to eat a balanced diet for different calorie levels. Although this page is intended for diabetics, this is the same balanced diet that is recommended for everyone.

    A healthy exercise program addresses all five aspects of physical fitness: aerobic endurance, muscular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, and body fat composition.

    Exercise Recommendations for People Aged 18 to 64

    Do both aerobic activities and strengthening activities.

    Aerobic Activities
    • Do at least 10 minutes at a time.
    • You can combine moderate and vigorous activities.
    • Slowly build up the amount of time you do physical activities. The more time you spend, the more health benefits you gain. Aim for exercising twice as long as the minimum times below.
    • If you choose activities at a moderate level, do at least 2 hours and 30 minutes a week.
    • If you choose vigorous activities, do at least 1 hour and 15 minutes a week.

    Muscle Strengthening Activities
    Do these at least 2 days a week.
    • Include all the major muscle groups such as legs, hips, back, chest, stomach, shoulders, and arms.
    • Exercises for each muscle group should be repeated 8 to 12 times per session.

    From the U.S. Federal government:
    Also see: explains how to design a healthy workout, gives directions for specific exercises, explains how to stay motivated, and much more.

    You may find it motivating to compare your progress to the fitness standards of the U.S. military:


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