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What amount of calories should i eat in a day to lose ten pounds in a week?

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Dr. Pauline Sheehan
Adolescent Medicine 40 years experience
Very few.: It takes 3500 to loose one lb. You need to burn either burn 35000 calories to loose 10 lbs. Or probably just drink water. You can also loose 10 lbs of water if you get seriously dehydrated there are many individual variables.
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Not safe to lose 10#: It is really not safe and not realistic to lose 10 pounds in one week.

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What is the right amount of calories for a person to eat in a day?

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Vascular Surgery 21 years experience
Weight based: In normal person not under stress, surgery or sick like in cases of burn , then usually it is 25-30 kcal per kilogram of body weight.

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