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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
It depends: It depends on your age, sex, weight, activity level and other factors.

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends: Your ideal calorie intake depends upon your current weight and height as well as your level of physical exercise or exertion. If you're obese and inac ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
1200-1800 depending: On whether u want ti maintain, gain or lose weight.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
28 years experience in Dentistry
Difficult to Say: There is not enough information to guide you. What is your weight currently? Are you male or female? How tall are you? Are you very active or pretty ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
No specific amount: It isn't that simple. There are 3,500 calories per pound. If you eat too little - your metabolic rate will drop. It is mostly about ration of calories ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
500kcal: We estimate that it takes an extra 3, 500kcal intake above output to gain a pound of weight. Conversely, you need to burn 3, 500kcal beyond what's con ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
About 100-1200 Calor: If you slowly cut down on your daily calories, you can lose weight. Avoid calorie rich foods (like milk products/icecreams and butterand fried foods). ... Read More
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Dr. Que Chu
Dr. Que Chu answered
45 years experience in General Practice
Body Mass Index: For adult healthy weight using BMI calculator a 5 ft 6 adult should weight between 112 lb and 154 lb . That is equivalent to BMI of 18.5 to 25 (health ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
42 years experience in Pediatrics
Get active!: About 1600 calories per day but adjust according to your activity level.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Reduce calories slow: You can only lose weight if you burn more calories than you consume. So cut out calories gradually but persistently every day down to minimum. Over a ... Read More
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