# Calories to Pounds Conversion

## How many calories in a Pound? Convert cal to lbs or lbs to cal

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Calories - Pounds Converter

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## Formula to convert between Calories and Pounds

### How many Calories in a Pound of fat? (lbs to cal)

This conversion is applicable only for body fat and the value 3500 used in the conversion is an approximation

To convert pounds to calories, multiply the pound value by 3500

Calories = Pounds * 3500

Example, to convert 2 pounds to calories, multiply by 3500

2 pounds Ã— 3500 = 7000 calories

### How many Pounds in a Calorie? (cal to lbs)

To convert calories to pounds, divide the calories by 3500

Pounds = Calories / 3500

For example, to convert 1500 calories to pounds, divide by 3500

1500 calories / 3500 = 0.43 pounds

## What is a Calorie?

• Calorie is a unit of heat or energy. By definition, a 'Thermochemical calorie' is the energy required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1o centigrade
• This conversion of Calorie to Pounds is with respect to 'Food Calorie' which is equal to 1000 thermo calories. 1 Calorie or kcal = 1000 small calories.
• The Food Calorie is designated by a Capital 'Calorie' or kcal.
• The calorie and pound are not directly related. The energy contained or released in the food we consume is measured in calories. The amount of fat, protein and carbohydrate contained in the food is known. Under lab condition, a relationship has been established between fat (in kg/lbs) and calories.

## What is a Pound?

• Pound is a unit of mass in the imperial system of measurement
• The abbreviation or symbol used is lb
• A pound is equal to 0.454 of a kg.
• For Calories to Pounds Calculation, it is the body fat mass that is being measured in lbs.
• This calculator is used mainly for the purpose of knowing how our calorie intake affects weight and how to adjust calorie intake to gain or lose pounds

## Is 3500 Calories to a Pound Accurate?

• The energy content of Pure fat is about 9 calories per gram (ranging between 8.7 to 9.5) which is as tested in lab conditions.
• For a kilogram (1000 grams), the energy content of pure fat becomes 9 x 1000 = 9000 calories per kg. The same in pounds can be worked out as 9000 * 0.454 = 4086 calories / pound.
Note: A pound is equal to 0.454 of a kg.
• Body fat is not 100% of pure fat. As per research findings, the adipose tissue is 87% of fat and rest comprises other substances/fluids.
Therefore, 87% of 4086 calories = 3554 calories/pound and it is roughly taken as 3500 calories
• The value 87% itself is not an accurate fixed value. Recent researches are putting it more in the range of 72-75%
• As of now, there is no universal standard value for the same. However, the 3500 calorie per pound of fat can be taken as an approximate guideline value.

## Converting Calories to Pounds

• Calories measure the amount of energy in food, while pounds measure the amount of mass in a person's body.
• It takes a deficit of 3500 calories to lose one pound of fat.
• However, this number can vary depending on factors such as muscle mass, metabolism, and activity level.
• Some foods, such as processed foods and sugary drinks, are high in calories but low in nutrients. Other foods, such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, are lower in calories but higher in nutrients.
• When you eat, your body burns calories to digest the food. This is known as the thermic effect of food (TEF). The TEF of different foods varies, but it is typically around 10% of the total calories consumed.
• When you exercise, you burn calories. The amount of calories you burn during exercise depends on the intensity and duration of the activity.
• The number of calories you need to consume each day to maintain your weight is known as your total daily energy expenditure (TDEE).
• Your TDEE is calculated by adding your RMR, TEF, and exercise calories burned.
Note:
• The conversion ratio of 3500 calories per pound is an estimate. The actual number of calories it takes to lose or gain weight can vary depending on a number of factors, including your age, gender, muscle mass, metabolism, and activity level.

## Calories to Pounds Conversion Table

Calories (kcal) Pounds (lbs) Kilogram (kg)
1 cal 0.000286 lbs 0.00013 kg
2 cal 0.000571 lbs 0.00026 kg
3 cal 0.000857 lbs 0.000389 kg
4 cal 0.001143 lbs 0.00052 kg
5 cal 0.001429 lbs 0.00065 kg
6 cal 0.001714 lbs 0.000779 kg
7 cal 0.002 lbs 0.000909 kg
8 cal 0.002286 lbs 0.00104 kg
9 cal 0.002571 lbs 0.001169 kg
10 cal 0.002857 lbs 0.0013 kg
20 cal 0.005714 lbs 0.0026 kg
30 cal 0.008571 lbs 0.0039 kg
40 cal 0.011429 lbs 0.0052 kg
50 cal 0.014286 lbs 0.0065 kg
60 cal 0.017143 lbs 0.0078 kg
70 cal 0.02 lbs 0.00909 kg
80 cal 0.022857 lbs 0.0104 kg
90 cal 0.025714 lbs 0.01169 kg
100 cal 0.028571 lbs 0.013 kg
200 cal 0.057143 lbs 0.026 kg
300 cal 0.085714 lbs 0.039 kg
400 cal 0.114286 lbs 0.052 kg
500 cal 0.142857 lbs 0.0649 kg
600 cal 0.171429 lbs 0.078 kg
700 cal 0.2 lbs 0.091 kg
800 cal 0.228571 lbs 0.104 kg
900 cal 0.257143 lbs 0.11699 kg
1000 cal 0.285714 lbs 0.1299 kg
2000 cal 0.571429 lbs 0.2599 kg
3000 cal 0.857143 lbs 0.3899 kg
3500 cal 1 lbs 0.4549 kg
4000 cal 1.1429 lbs 0.51999 kg
5000 cal 1.4286 lbs 0.6499 kg
6000 cal 1.7143 lbs 0.7799 kg
7000 cal 2 lbs 0.9099 kg
8000 cal 2.2857 lbs 1.0399 kg
9000 cal 2.5714 lbs 1.17 kg
10000 cal 2.8571 lbs 1.2999 kg

## Pound to Calories Conversion Table

Pounds (lbs) Calories (kcal) Kilogram (kg)
0.1 lbs 350 cal 0.04535 kg
0.25 lbs 875 cal 0.11339 kg
0.5 lbs 1750 cal 0.22679 kg
0.75 lbs 2625 cal 0.34019 kg
1 lbs 3500 cal 0.45359 kg
1.25 lbs 4375 cal 0.56699 kg
1.5 lbs 5250 cal 0.68038 kg
1.75 lbs 6125 cal 0.79378 kg
2 lbs 7000 cal 0.90718 kg
2.2 lbs 7716.1 cal 1 kg
2.5 lbs 8750 cal 1.13398 kg
3 lbs 10500 cal 1.36077 kg
3.5 lbs 12250 cal 1.58757 kg
4 lbs 14000 cal 1.81436 kg
4.5 lbs 15750 cal 2.04116 kg
5 lbs 17500 cal 2.26796 kg
5.5 lbs 19250 cal 2.49475 kg
6 lbs 21000 cal 2.72155 kg
6.5 lbs 22750 cal 2.94835 kg
6.6 lbs 23148.5 cal 3 kg
7 lbs 24500 cal 3.17514 kg
7.5 lbs 26250 cal 3.40194 kg
8 lbs 28000 cal 3.62873 kg
8.5 lbs 29750 cal 3.85553 kg
9 lbs 31500 cal 4.08233 kg
9.5 lbs 33250 cal 4.30912 kg
10 lbs 35000 cal 4.53592 kg
11.02 lbs 38580 cal 5 kg

## Frequently Asked Questions on Calories and Pounds

The calories to pounds formula is an approximation and not exact value
The basis used in this conversion is that there are 3,500 calories in a pound (lb) of body fat.
This is derived based on lab test findings that pure fat contains roughly 4000+ calories.
Actual fat in the body is in the range of 75-85% of pure fat from which we get the number 3500 that is now used as a norm
Any weight loss planning has to be done under guidance of health experts and professionals
The calculator tool can be useful for the purpose of knowing how many calories to be reduced either by exercise or diet for the desired weight loss in lbs
And additional factors also have a bearing on the actual calories to lbs conversion such as muscle mass, age, gender, metabolism which varies from person to person
For converting lbs to calorie, multiply pounds by 3500.
`calories = 3500 * pounds `
For example 5 lbs to calories is 5 * 3500 = 17,500 Calories (kcal)