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How many calories should i eat a day

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It depends: It depends on your age, sex, weight, activity level and other factors.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
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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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
1200-1800 depending: On whether u want ti maintain, gain or lose weight.
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Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 29 years experience
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
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
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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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
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 Chuanswered
General Practice 46 years experience
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
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Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Get active!: About 1600 calories per day but adjust according to your activity level.
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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
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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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
David L. Katz, MD: Please take a look at books by david l. Katz, md. He uses an holistic approach to weight management and overall health. There are so many diets out ... Read More

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