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is burning 800 calories a day enough to lose weight

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
You should,yes.: But everyone is diffferent. You're not trying to become anorexic,,are you??

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Starvation: Starvation diets do not work. They actually harm your body, your metabolism and lead to more difficult weight troubles in the long run. You should ea ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not enough info.: To lose weight you must burn more calories than you take in. Here is a site that you can use: http://walking.About.Com/cs/calories/l/blcalcalc.Htm. G ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Overall calories: is the easiest way to measure things. The main thing is eating good quality calories vs. empty caloires, i.e., nutritious foods vs junk food. The ma ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
800 calories a day: That is very little. Bascially starvation ( the amount a 50- 60 lb individual would need )and could lead to serious problems .You are not giving y ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
34 years experience Holistic Medicine
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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Likely: Your energy expenditure will need to remain higher than energy (caloric) intake.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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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