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How many calories would classify me as over eating if I am supposed to be on a 1200 calorie diet?

How many calories would classify me as over eating if I am supposed to be on a 1200 calorie diet?

The way you feel : Please read the nutrition facts and find out the impact of the contents to your overall health. Be aware of your response as far yout whole (git) gastrointestinal tract. The time or when you consumed that amount will definitely determine the class you belong. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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If you are thin , but you want to lose more weight , does sticking to 1200 calorie diet and exercising help ?

If you are thin , but you want to lose more weight , does sticking to 1200 calorie diet and exercising help ?

WHY: If you are already thin- and on such a low calorie diet, I have to ask you why you want to lose additional weight. It might not be healthy to do so. I would suggest seeing a physician before continuing. A full evaluation of your nutritional status is warranted based on the information you provided. ...Read more

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I'm 267lbs 5'3 and I'm on a 1200 calorie diet and I'm concerned about me having excess skin trying to get between 107-142?

I'm 267lbs 5'3 and I'm on a 1200 calorie diet and I'm concerned about me having excess skin trying to get between 107-142?

Elasticity: You are young enough to have elastic skin and it is likely that the natural elasticity of your skin will result in good cosmetic result. You are to be commended for trying to reduce your weight. You should also start an exercise regimen in consultation with your doctor. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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been on 1,200 calorie diet for 1 month, Sunday morning i weighed 88.4KG, then Following morning i weighed 89.7KG? I did not cheat, why gain weight?

 been on 1,200 calorie diet for 1 month, Sunday morning i weighed 88.4KG, then Following morning i weighed 89.7KG? I did not cheat, why gain weight?

Weight: There is very little difference between 88.4 and 89.7. Scales are not always identical. Try yourself for one weight and re-check it 15 minutes later. There is likely to be some difference between the two but not much! That said, if you find yourself gaining wait, albeit slowly, go online to learn about food and exercise to control your weight. ...Read more

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Would it be acceptable to eat anything i want as long as i maintain my 1200 calorie diet?

Would it be acceptable to eat anything i want as long as i maintain my 1200 calorie diet?

Balanced diet: You should eat a balanced diet of protein, carbs and fats. Consult a nutritionist for help with diet choices. ...Read more

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What is the definition of a negative calorie diet?

What is the definition of a negative calorie diet?

Weight loss: A negative caloric diet is simply that you take in less calories than you burn. Your doctor or a nutritionist can help you determine your BMR (basal metabolic rate) which is the amount of calories you typically burn in a day. To lose weight you will either need to eat less calories than that, or exercise to burn more. It requires a negative balance of around 3500 kcal to burn a pound. ...Read more

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What is the definition of a restricted calorie diet?

What is the definition of a restricted calorie diet?

See below: N order to be called a calorie restricted diet, the calorie intake needs to be less than 20%-25% of maintenance calories. While different individuals will choose to restrict different amounts, this range seems to offer the greatest benefits.Because someone who follows a calorie restriction diet will be consuming so few calories, it becomes extremely important that food be correct. Weighstation.Net. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of a being on a 500 calorie diet?

What are the dangers of a  being on a 500 calorie diet?

Extreme low cal diet: Extreme low cal diets can create states of catabolism where the body starts breaking down its own tissue for energy. It can affect your electrolyte balance which will affect how the muscles of your body, which includes heart muscle functions. It lowers your metabolism for conservation of calories, instead of raising your metabolism. ...Read more

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What is the typical / average daily calorie diet of a person?

What is the typical / average daily calorie diet of a person?

Average: Daily caloric intake varies for everyone. There is basal metabolic rate, which is the amount of caloric intake needed to run the body at a basic level. Average for most people is around 1200-1500 cal/day. Again, based on your body frame and age. ...Read more

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What should I eat on a 2, 000 calorie diet, on a daily basics?

What should I eat on a 2, 000 calorie diet, on a daily basics?

2000 calorie diet: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more

Calorie (Definition)

A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more