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There is a calculator here, although they don't really get into how the formula is calculated. I tried 150 lbs for your weight, and 20 minutes, and indeed, it's 400 kCal. Presumably, that's at a weight enough to raise a sweat. Plugging different values into the calculator provided there, it looks like they assume you burn about 20 kCal per minute ...


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I personally don't think that eating less than 1000 kcal per day is healthy for a person who also does 1 hour cardio fitness per day. Neither is aiming for losing 2 kg per week. If you lose that much weight, you take out an extreme amount of fat. Unfortunately, your body doesn't only use fat to store reserve energy. Your body also uses this fat to store some ...


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There aren't any accurate equations, without data from an ECG and face mask based gas analyzers. The best you can do without a true heart rate and O2 measures is to estimate a VO2max figure, and convert that into a Kcal one: Kcal/Min ~= 5 calories * massKg * VO2 / 1000 The ACMS Running VO2max equation will give a number that's accurate within: +/-14.5% ...



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