How Much Weight Will I Lose in a Week if I Burn 1,000 Calories a Day?

If you've diligently tracked your diet and exercise and concluded that you're burning 1,000 calories a day, congratulations! You're on track to lose 2 pounds per week. That's just at the upper end of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendations for a healthy, sustainable rate of weight loss. However, it might not be in your best interest to work out at the same high intensity every single day.

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Take a Rest Day

Rest days give your body -- and mind -- a chance to recover from the strain of such intense workouts. Don't worry -- even if you rest one day a week, you still stand to lose almost 7 pounds per month.

Avoid the Plateau

Your body adapts to the stress you place on it -- so if you do the exact same 1,000-calorie-burning workout every single time you exercise, you might find that your weight-loss progress slows or even stops. Also, as you lose weight and improve your fitness, you'll burn fewer calories while doing the same workouts at the same intensity as before.

Dodge plateaus by trying different types of exercise, varying your workout intensity, fine-tuning your diet and sneaking extra movement into your daily routine.

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