There is almost no one that is completely satisfied with his/her weight and does not want to lose at least a few pounds.

There are many diets that are fast. However, they are often ineffective. The most amazing thing in the world would be to be able to lose a few pounds without trying.

Fortunately, this is possible. You will not need to spend money on this. You will only have to change some habits. This habit you will have to change is to start walking more. It is possible to lose weight with walking only. However, the question is how many steps are needed for this.

2 factors determine how many calories we will burn by walking:

  • The body weight
  • The walking distance

Here is the information you need to know if you want to lose weight by walking only. Pay attention to this useful numbers

If you spend 1 hour walking, you will be able to burn 400 calories.

To have even more specific information, you have to know that to burn 100 calories you will have to make 2 thousand steps. This is approximately 1 mile. To lose a single pound, you will have to burn 3,500 calories.

The healthiest and the best way to lose a few pounds and not get the pounds back afterwards is to lose one pound a week.

So, you have to burn 500 calories a day or walk 5 miles a day.

You only need to change a few of your habits to achieve this.

How to walk more

  • Walk your children to school
  • Stop using your car or public transportation. Start walking home or to work.
  • Instead of the elevator, start using the stairs.
  • Instead of taking the bus or a taxi, start walking to the station.

How often you should walk?

            In the first 3 days, walk for 15 or 20 minutes only. Then, gradually increase the time you spend walking until you reach at least half an hour a day. There is scientific proof that you can effectively lose a few pounds in this way.

As time passes, this walking will become a habit and routine and you will not have a problem with it.

Sources and References:

http://www.healthy-food-house.com