How many calories do I need to burn to lose weight?
According to the Mayo Clinic, you need to burn 3,500 calories to lose a pound.
Cutting back on 500 to 1,000 calories a day would mean you lose about one to two pounds a week.
However, your body still needs energy to keep you alive and your organs functioning properly.
It’s important to eat enough for your body, and this depends on your size, age, gender and activity levels.