How Many Steps a Day Can Help You Lose Weight

If you are looking for a way to lose weight, keep it off forever and be healthier, then the Step Diet is for you. There’s no counting of carbs, fat grams, or calories. This is not really a diet, but rather a compilation of simple ways to permanently change your eating and exercise patterns without a strict diet plan.

How Much Calories We Burn While Walking Depends on 2 Factors:

1. Walking area

2. Body Weight

To be more accurate and specific here are the numbers you need to know:

A person aged 45 and weighing 70kg (about 11 stone) can burn around 400kcal (1,673kJ) by walking 10,000 steps briskly (3-5mph). If you’re trying to lose weight, you should aim to reduce your daily calorie intake by 600kcal. This is best achieved by a combination of diet and exercise.

If you want to be even more specific, you need to know that in order to burn 100 calories you need to make 2,000 steps. That is around 1 mile of walking. In fact, in order to lose 1 pound, you need to burn 3,500 calories.

The best and healthiest way to lose weight and not have the yo-yo effect, is to to lose 1 pound in a week.

That means that you need to burn 500 calories in a day, or measured in miles you need to walk 5 miles on a daily basis.

Simple, right? You just need to change few habits.

Useful Tips on How to Walk More

1. Walk you kids to their school

2. Avoid using the bus on a daily basis; you can walk to your home or workplace

3. Use the stairs instead of the usual routine to use the elevator

4. Park your car a little further so you can walk, not on the exact destination where you need to get out

5. You can walk to the station instead of using taxi or bus

How Often Should You Walk to Lose Weight?

We recommend that the first 3 days you should only walk 15 to 20 minutes in order to adjust to your new routine. And in time when you feel ready, you can gradually increase the time to 30 or even 60 minutes per day.  It is scientifically proven that is an efficient way to lose weight.

In time, the walking will become a routine for you, so you won’t even be aware that you are losing weight and doing something about it.

So remember to make the steps, and the numbers on the scale will change by themselves.

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