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800 calories a day to lose weight

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Tyrance jr
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Don't count calories: Counting calories is not the answer! The quality of the food you eat and physical activity is more important. You can lose weight and be fatter while... Read More

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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Yes, but: There is no harm to restricting your calories for a two week period as long as you are getting sufficient nutrients. Make sure you are getting the es... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: That sounds absolutely correct. The hard part is to figure out how many calories need to come from exercise (because just being alive will burn hundr... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Weight loss: Here is the problem with only eating 800 calories per day - your metabolic rate may eventually drop. Consider eating at least 1,200 calories per day. ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Likely yes: 1000 calories a day will likely lead you to lose weight, however, it depends on how tall you are to some extent. For most people, 1000 calories a day... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
Holistic Medicine 30 years experience
Cala vs carbs: both counting calories and carbohydrates can be effective. In general it is 10 cal per pound of body weight to maintain. To maintain 195 pounds you wo... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 35 years experience
Not necessarily: It depends on your body composition, energy expenditure, underlying medical problems and how quickly you want to lose weight. As a generic answer for... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Likely: Your energy expenditure will need to remain higher than energy (caloric) intake.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes - but that might: Be too low a calorie intake for many. Suggest you work with a nutritionist to develop a healthy nutrition/ weight loss plan.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Likely: There are about 3,500 calories to lose per pound. Calories burned must be greater than calories consumed. Increasing physical activity level will also... Read More

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