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A 24-year-old female asked:

Counting carbohydrate or counting calories, which is better for weight loss?

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Dr. Edris Alderwish
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Both: both are important, you have to count amount of calories you intake, and minimize carbohydrate intake.
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Ultimately...: Calories IN must be less than calories expended so keeping track of calories is more important. That being said, it is important to keep simple sugars to a minimum and to increase fiber and protein in your diet.

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A 30-year-old female asked:

How do you calculate calories for weight loss?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
Calories wt loss: How do you calculate calories for weight loss? ANS: calculate how many calories you are eating now. I recommend using the app FitnessPal. Do this 4 1 wk 2 c your current intake & calories burned. Then subtract 500 calories a day eat that level of calories or burn 500 calories a day more than you do now and weight should melt off. When you no longer are losing weight lower another 500 and repeat.
Last updated Aug 14, 2014


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