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Calories to eat per day if trying to lose weight and breastfeeding?

Calories to eat per day if trying to lose weight and breastfeeding?

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 study, nursing moms taking in about 1700 calories a day lost weight without affecting their babies' health. ...Read more

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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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How calories should I eat per day to lose weight?

How calories should I eat per day to lose weight?

DEPENDS: It depends on how much you weigh, how many pounds you need to loose and over how long period as a rule you have to cut down 3500 calories to loose 1 lb of weight so sit down with a calculater and find out for yourself how many calories you need to eat daily but if you plan to loose weight too fast, you should do it under medical supervision only. ...Read more

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Will eating the same foods every day make you lose weight?

Will eating the same foods every day make you lose weight?

It depends: It depends what foods you eat. If they are carbohydrates, absolutely not. If they are veggies, fish, poultry, nuts then it can. ...Read more

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Which meals should I eat to lose weight?

Which meals should I eat to lose weight?

Protein/healthy fat: As well as veggies and some fruits are the best way to lose weight. Try to have 2-4 oz. Of lean protein (mostly from fish, plants and some animal based) along with 8 cups of veggies and 2 cups of fruits/day. Stick to low sugar fruits such as berries and melons. ...Read more

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How many carbs should I eat daily want to lose weight?

How many carbs should I eat daily want to lose weight?

Dieting: The secret of dieting is the combination of low calories ( 1500 calories/day) combined with regular moderate cardiovascular exercise. The right diet is one that is high in protein (60% of the calories) and low in fats and sugars. Carbohydrates should be around 25% of the diet. In a 1500 calorie diet that would 375 calories or 90 grams of carbs in a day. ...Read more

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How many calories to eat to maintain weight if i exercise daily?

How many calories to eat to maintain weight if i exercise daily?

no set calories: Your weight is the guide. Most people can maintain their weight with 1500 to 2000 calories per day depending on their activity level. If your weight is where you want it to be then you do not need to adjust your calories; otherwise you can cut food or increase it till your goal for weight is achieved. ...Read more

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How many calories should I eat a day if i'm trying to gain weight?

How many calories should I eat a day if i'm trying to gain weight?

Difficult to Say: There is not enough information to guide you. What is your weight currently? Are you male or female? How tall are you? Are you very active or pretty inactive? Do you have chronic illnesses? All of these factors & many others come into play. Webmd and many other sites have calorie calculators that ask a variety of questions and can give a goal for each day. ...Read more

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I'm cutting calories. But not exercising lately. Will I not lose weight? I try to eat around 1100 calories per day. Please help.

I'm cutting calories. But not exercising lately. Will I not lose weight? I try to eat around 1100 calories per day. Please help.

To Lose Weight: I understand your desire to lose weight. Only cutting calories and not exercising is NOT Healthy. Eating 1100 Cal/day can cause extreme tiredness, constipation, diarrhea and nausea. Focus on Achievements, NOT Weight loss. See Physician for Diagnosis, Balanced Diet to ensure that nutrients (both macro and micro) needs are met. See a Psychiatrist for stress, Do Breathing and Music Relaxation ...Read more

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If you consistently eat 1500 calories a day when will you stop losing weight?

If you consistently eat 1500 calories a day when will you stop losing weight?

Depends: Depends on your metabolism and degree of physical activity. A basic rule of thumb is: weight in lbs x 10= calories needed to maintain that weight with sedentary activities. In this case 1500 calories = about 150 lbs. This is very variable with a 15-20% range either way. ...Read more

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How many calories should I be eating daily to lose weight?

How many calories should I be eating daily to lose weight?

It depends on you BM: One can not advice you without knowing how tall are you, how much you weigh and what your bmi is.And if you have any coexisting condition like diabetes, hypertension or you smoke.And what your cholestero count is and your blood sugar and aic hemoglobin. Then only we can tell you how many calories and what kind of calories diet you should be on. ...Read more

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Is eating 900 calories per day too little if you're try to lose weight?

Probably: It depends on your height and current weight. A diet does not have to be that restrictive to lose weight, especially if you perform aerobic exercise and strength train. ...Read more

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I want to lose weight this summer & eat more healthy. What foods can I eat if i want to lose weight while doing exercise?

I want to lose weight this summer & eat more healthy. What foods can I eat if i want to lose weight while doing exercise?

Discuss: You have a couple of options of professionals to consult. A dietician/nutritionist or personal trainers are able to provide this information. Hope this helps best of luck! ...Read more

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If a calorie is a calorie, why do you need to eat healthy when trying to lose weight and not just eat less food?

If a calorie is a calorie, why do you need to eat healthy when trying to lose weight and not just eat less food?

You do not: If just losing weight is your aim, rather than good health, you can achieve that by reducing caloric intake and increasing exercise to raise the rate of caloric burn. Eating healthy will have the added benefit of improving your health. ...Read more

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What to eat to increase protien for gaining weight.. I regularly take my full meal but nothing works..I eat fat like potato. I used to eat fast food..

What to eat to increase protien for gaining weight.. I regularly take my full meal but nothing works..I eat fat like potato. I used to eat fast food..

Eating proteins: Proteins include meats, fish, chicken, and eggs -- plus many vegetarian sources like beans, lentils, tofu, whole grains like quinoa, nuts, seeds, nut butters, protein powder supplements you can put in milk (including almond ; coconut milk if you don't like dairy), etc. http://tinyurl.com/64pdzse potatoes are starchy carbohydrates -- you would need to add fat or protein to them. ...Read more

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If eat 1, 300 calories per day, i need to burn 1, 300+ calories everyday? A doctor said you must burn more calories than you consume to loose weight.

If eat 1, 300 calories per day, i need to burn 1, 300+ calories everyday? A doctor said you must burn more calories than you consume to loose weight.

Yes: You need to shift you balance towards a net loss of calories per day. There are 3500cal in a lb of fat so by burning 500 extra calories per day can result in a loss of 1lb per week. Diet is one way to cut back but exercise on top of diet can provide an even larger caloric deficit. Go online to www.Myfitnesspal.Com sign up for their calorie tracking program. That is a great place to start. ...Read more

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Do I have an eating disorder? I feel in control when I don't eat, I'm scared of gaining weight, I've passed out before after not eating for a while, I lose weight every day, and yesterday I got rid of my food when no one was there...

Do I have an eating disorder? I feel in control when I don't eat, I'm scared of gaining weight, I've passed out before after not eating for a while, I lose weight every day, and yesterday I  got rid of my food when no one was there...

Please seek help: Everybody needs food and water in order for their body to function properly. Not getting enough calories can be very dangerous. Please seek help for this if you are unable to eat a well balanced diet and maintain a healthy weight ...Read more

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I'm wondering if i eat a bite of food every 2 hours will i lose weight and avoid starvation mode?

I'm wondering if i eat a bite of food every 2 hours will i lose weight and avoid starvation mode?

Dreadful idea: You will likely catabolize yourself for energy and your metabolic rate will likely drop. If you want to lose weight do it in a healthy manner. ...Read more