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    WTF?! Running 3.4 Marathons, Consecutively, just to lose 2 pounds?!

    September 9, 2019

September 9, 2019

WTF?! Running 3.4 Marathons, Consecutively, just to lose 2 pounds?!

WTF?! Running 3.4

WTF?! Running 3.4 Marathons

We’re about to do the math that will show you exercise – no matter how intense – is not how you’re going to lose excess pounds of body fat.

You’d think running a marathon would be a surefire way to lose a lot of pounds, but it isn’t – and we can prove it.

Here are the stats:

Calorie burn running one (26.2 mile) Marathon: 2,600 cals

Calorie expenditure to burn one pound of fat: 3,500 cals

Add an additional 2,000 calories to that and we can do our calculations:

3,500 x 2 (2-Lbs) + 2,000 (Glycogen) = 9000 cals

That means you need to burn 9,000 calories to lose 2-pounds. To lose 2 pounds, you’ll have to run 3.4 marathons – that is 89 miles.

I’ll ask you this: When do you plan to run 3.4 marathons consecutively?

It’s not realistic – and it’s not good for you. Such labor intensive exercise will end up doing more harm than good, and that is not what a weight loss journey should be about. In our last post, we showed you why the “exercise to lose weight rhetoric” is outdated and untrue for millions of Americans.

In this post, I’ll show you a real life story of someone who figured out the true secret to losing weight in a healthy, beneficial way:

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