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A 34-year-old female asked:

i work night shift 9pm-5am and try and eat 3 main meals a day and walk on my breaks at work for aprox 30 minutes a day and still can't to lose the weight?

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Dr. Seth Kunen
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Get more info: Losing wt requires burning more cal's than you eat, altho some meds & med conditions can slow or speed up wt loss. You need some basic facts first. Each lb of fat = 3500 cal's. People use abt 100 cal's an hour each day just living. Running 1 mile burns 100 cal's, so you need to run 35 miles to lose 1 lb of fat. If you eat 500 cal's less a day, it would take 7 days to lose 1 lb. Do the math!

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Last updated May 10, 2016

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