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Old 05-25-2002, 10:00 PM   #1
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Treadmill Calorie's

HI...
I was wondering what the difference is between the Calories and the Fat calories that are displayed on treadmills.

I did 30 minutes today(2 miles) and I burned 300 calories and 90 fat calories. Can you please explain the difference? I know that one gram of fat contains more calories, but Im just curious why they have both types of calories on the displays?

Thanks in advance for the replies!!!

I've put the thread in the Exercise & Fitness section but no body seems to respond there!

 
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Old 05-26-2002, 05:28 AM   #2
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Re: Treadmill Calorie's

I'm not familiar with your treadmill, but I'll venture a guess as to why it shows two calorie measures.

In general, if you are consuming a relatively balanced diet, exercising at a high rate tends to burn more calories from glucose or carbohydrate. Exercising at a slower rate but for a longer period of time tends to burn more calories from fat (within limits - there are lots of variables here). So, your treadmill probably differentiates between the type of calories burned based on the rate and duration of exercise. It told you that you burned 300 calories total, but only 90 of that was from fat. The other 210 calories was from glucose. 90 calories of fat equals 10 grams of fat or about 1/3 of an ounce or 1/48 of a pound. Do what you did 48 times and you will have burned 1 pound of fat, assuming your treadmill calculation is correct.

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Old 05-26-2002, 10:22 AM   #3
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Re: Treadmill Calorie's

Thanks for the response Arkie...

Ive posted the topic in three different categories, and you are the only one that has given me a clear response.

Since exercise isn't the only factor in weight loss I'm sure along with a healthy diet I do lose more right? I have also realized that after a cardio exercise(running/walking), when I do my crunches/leg raises I start sweating like there is no tommorow. Why is that?

 
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