jogging to lose weight is an excellent idea, compared to other weight loss programs and is certainly more healthier. The reason is, that if you jog regularly, you lose weight at a steady and healthy rate. On an average, jogging burns about 10 calories per minute. So, if you follow a 30 minute jogging routine daily, for 6 days a week, you will burn about 1800 calories in a week. A pound of body fat holds about 3500 calories. So, if you maintain your jogging routine for 2 weeks, you are guaranteed to lose about one pound of body fat, quite steadily. That is, provided your calorie intake is steady and in check, over the two weeks.
On average running burns about 100 calories per hour but you can increase the number of calories if you increase your speed or if you running on hills.