Your weight and the distance you walk are the biggest factors in how many calories you burn while walking. A rule of thumb is that about 100 calories per mile are burned for an 180-pound person and 65 calories per mile are burned for a 120-pound person. Your walking speed matters less.
Can I lose weight by walking 5 miles a day?
A 5-mile walk at a 2 mph pace takes 2 1/2 hours so you will burn 630 calories if you weigh 200 lbs. and 475 calories if you're 150. person walking five miles at 2 mph five days a week will burn 3,150 calories or just under 1 lb. A 150-lb.