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How to figure needed calories to maintain or lose weight

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
Depends: First, it depends on your size, your daily physical activity, and your weight. Second, not all calories are the same. Some calories are more highly a ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregg Nishi
21 years experience Bariatrics
Caloric intake: You will get a lot of different answers to this question depending on who you ask. I feel that you can go down to about 1000 calories per day at the l ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Dieting: Calories: It is thought that about 1200 to 1500 calories/day is a good safe and healthy approach to dieting. Weight watchers has a great program that tries to ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
2242 Calories/day: Firstly, your height and weight yield a body mass index (BMI) of 24.8 - very healthy, congratulations! Secondly, you didn't state how active you are - ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Please be safe: and do your weight loss program under the care of your doc or one who specializes in weight management. The very best to you. Peace and good health. ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
38 years experience Psychiatry
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is for ADD: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is indicated for ADD, ADHD, Narcolepsy, augmentation for antidepressants and other off label uses ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
21 years experience Pediatrics
No set amount: The idea is calorie balance. Weight is a simple equation. Always has been and always will be. You can't cheat the equation with tricks or diet plans ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
34 years experience Pediatrics
500-600 cal varys: To support lactation and maintain maternal reserves, most mothers in developing countries will need to eat about 500-600 additional kilocalories every ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alison Stuebe
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It depends...: It depends on how much exercise you are getting. If your baby is only drinking breast milk, you're burning about 500 calories a day making milk. In a ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Yes: walking is a great way to get in shape to lose weight. How much you burn depends on how fast and how long you walk. In order to lose weight, your exer ... Read More

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