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If I ate 1, 000 calories a day to lose weight, and now I start eating around 1, 060 calories a day will I gain weight?

If I ate 1, 000 calories a day to lose weight, and now I start eating around 1, 060 calories a day will I gain weight?

Don't count calories: Counting calories is not the answer! The quality of the food you eat and physical activity is more important. You can lose weight and be fatter while gaining weight and be leaner. Limit sugar from your diet, include lean meats (grain fed, free range, no antibiotics), eliminate processed food and include health sources of fat (no trans). And exercise! ...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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I heard you should eat 1, 200 calories a day, and - 500 calories a day to lose weight. Is it ok to eat 700 calories a day for 2 weeks? To jump start.

I heard you should eat 1, 200 calories a day, and - 500 calories a day to lose weight. Is it ok to eat 700 calories a day for 2 weeks? To jump start.

Yes, but: There is no harm to restricting your calories for a two week period as long as you are getting sufficient nutrients. Make sure you are getting the essential vitamins, minerals, fatty and Amino Acids and drinking at least several glasses of water to keep your urine from being dark yellow. However, when your body gets such little food consistently, your metabolism will slow down. ...Read more

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I don't understand the term 'burn more calories than u eat'. I take 1200 calories a day then I should burn 1300 calories a day to lose weight?

I don't understand the term 'burn more calories than u eat'. I take 1200 calories a day then I should burn 1300 calories a day to lose weight?

Yes: That sounds absolutely correct. The hard part is to figure out how many calories need to come from exercise (because just being alive will burn hundreds of calories a day). The easy way is to just check one's weight each week, and if it is not decreasing over time, then one is still eating too many calories (assuming one is not retaining water due to some medical problem). ...Read more

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If I eat an average of 800 calories a day and do an hour and 20 minutes of cardio a day, will I lose weight?

If I eat an average of 800 calories a day and do an hour and 20 minutes of cardio a day, will I lose weight?

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. Your weight loss will be largely dependent on calories expended exceeding caloric intake. ...Read more

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If I only eat 800 calories a day but bread is included will I gain or lose weight?

If I only eat 800 calories a day but bread is included will I gain or lose weight?

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 you body enough energy (food is energy) to function. If you are interested in losing weight discuss with your doctor or health tap prime.

http://www. Webmd. Com/diet/obesity/features/lose-weight-dangers? Page=2#1 ...Read more

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What number of calories per day to lose weight?

What number of calories per day to lose weight?

No specific #: There isn't a specific number. The bottom line is that you need to burn more calories than you take in. ...Read more

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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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How many calories I should eat per day to lose weight?

How many calories I should eat per day to lose weight?

LoseIt: Load the free app loseit and follow directions. It will calculate your daily calorie intake and you record your foods and watch the weight disappear. Good luck! ...Read more

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What amount of calories should I eat in a day to lose weight?

What amount of calories should I eat in a day to lose weight?

Depends on many item: 3500 calorie deficit = 1 pound of weight loss (excluding water loss). ...Read more

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I am a big guy (6'4 350) and I exercise everyday &want to lose weight. How many calories should I eat in a day to lose weight?

I am a big guy (6'4 350) and I exercise everyday &want to lose weight. How many calories should I eat in a day to lose weight?

Consider: It depends...Before starting any diet, I would recommend that you consult with your family doc....He can give you more detailed dietary recommendations and refer you to a nutritionist/registered dietician. Exercise and diet are essential parts of a weight loss program...But, do it under the supervision and monitoring of your family doc. ...Read more

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What amount of calories should an overweight woman take in a day to lose weight?

Weight loss: Thirty minutes to an hour of aerobics with three days mixed in of light weight work. The calories 1500-1800 a day if you're active, if fairly sedentary then 1500. ...Read more

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What amount of calories should I consume a day to lose weight but also have energy to workout?

What amount of calories should I consume a day to lose weight but also have energy to workout?

Calories: Don't focus on calories. If you eat low carbohydrate, low glycemic index (<40) foods every 3 hours, protein with every meal, you will have the energy you need to exercise at the same time losing weight.Calirie restricted diets do not work in the long term. ...Read more

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I run 2 miles 3 days a week and eat pretty healthy. How many calories should I be eating a day to lose weight?

I run 2 miles 3 days a week and eat pretty healthy. How many calories should I be eating a day to lose weight?

ExRx. Net: You can use the calculator at exrx. Net - best way is use your BMI and calculate BMR many scales will be able to give you this info. Once you know your BMR add 20% of BMR to your original BMR for sedentary life style 30%fir light workout, 40% moderate 50% heavy and 60% for strenuous workout to get your calorie requirement. ...Read more

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How many calories per day to lose weight? Here's my info: 19 114lbs 5'1" moderate activity (3.5mph walks for 2hrs)

How many calories per day to lose weight? Here's my info: 19 114lbs 5'1" moderate activity (3.5mph walks for 2hrs)

Keep present wt: Basal metabolic index (bmi) for you is 21.8, and this is within the normal range. You may check the basal energy expenditure (BMR) known as the harris-benedict equation and for your age, ht., wt., with light activity, the basal caloric requirements = 1365 cal. Remember this is only a ballpark figure, and your activity level may vary a lot throughout the day. ...Read more

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I'm 5'5, 27yrs old & I weigh 171.2 with no illness or other health issues. How many calories do I have to consume a day to lose weight?

I'm 5'5, 27yrs old & I weigh 171.2 with no illness or other health issues. How many calories do I have to consume a day to lose weight?

Diet AND exercise: For weight loss and optimal health- you need a multi-pronged approach. Changing the diet will help, but you should also have an exercise program. I suggest weight training- as that will build muscle which then serves to 'burn' fat even when you're not working out. This is because of the increased metabolic demands of the muscle you've added. For the food changes -try soups before meals to eat less ...Read more

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27yrs old female. Height 5'5, Weigh 160 & healthy. I want to get down to 130lb. Is 130lb too small? How many calories do I consume a day to lose weight

27yrs old female. Height 5'5, Weigh 160 & healthy. I want to get down to 130lb. Is 130lb too small? How many calories do I consume a day to lose weight

To Lose Weight: See Physician for Balanced diet with 1500 Cal/day including
Fruits, vegetables and whole grains
Fish twice a week
Low-fat dairy
Oat Meal
Walnuts
Flax seeds
Soy Beans
Avocado
Grapefruit
Pea nut Butter
Ginger
Chili Pepper Flakes
Honey
Olive Oil
Drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of fluid a day will also help
Daily Exercise-walking, running, hiking, swimming; gradually increase duration and pace ...Read more

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What number of calories to eat per day to lose weight and tone up?

What number of calories to eat per day to lose weight and tone up?

No one set number: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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Is it true that it's ok to eat less than 1000 calories per day to lose weight?

Not long term: Also depends on what's in those calories. You need 13 essential vitamins, 15 essential minerals, essential fatty acids, essential amino acids, and water to survive. If your body gets what it needs, it doesn't need more. It's not wise or safe to get it from pills so make sure the foods you are eating contains the essentials. No carb is essential to human health because glucose comes from protein. ...Read more

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My weight is 148. How many calories I have to take every day to lose weight. How much I have to burn calories per day.

My weight is 148. How many calories I have to take every day to lose weight. How much I have to burn calories per day.

Need more info: Need your height to try to assess what you should weigh and to make an educated estimate of your caloric needs. ...Read more

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How do you lose weight if you cannot exercise due to chronic pain? How many calories per day to lose weight with no exercise?

How do you lose weight if you cannot exercise due to chronic pain? How many calories per day to lose weight with no exercise?

Forms of activity: The more inactive you are, the more likely you experience chronic pain and weight gain. The key is to find mild, intermittent forms of exercise that you can tolerate and carry on. For example, start with stretching and light weight bearing. Change body positions every few minutes. Take breaks but try walking/stationary bike/water exercise, and increase the duration weekly when tolerated. No snack ...Read more

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I'm 5'3", female, 31 years old, I weigh 182 lbs.. .. I need help losing weight. How many calories should I eat a day to lose weight?

I'm 5'3", female, 31 years old, I weigh 182 lbs.. .. I need help losing weight. How many calories should I eat a day to lose weight?

David L. Katz, MD: Please take a look at books by david l. Katz, md. He uses an holistic approach to weight management and overall health. There are so many diets out there; the one you can stick to and slowly decrease weight is best. Dr. Katz can provide good info for you. The very best to you. Please see your doc first and consider a low carb food plan. ...Read more

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How many calories I should be eating a day to lose weight. I'm 20 years old a female. I weigh 136.5 pounds and 5'4.Working out everyday?

Depends: It all depends on how much you expend in activities. Do realize also that if your muscles start to bulk up, you may weigh slightly more even though you may be losing fat. Most people can do ok with 2000 cal/day but if your activities demand more, then you will need to eat more and vice versa. I do think weight training is more effective than simply aerobic exercise in weight reduction. ...Read more

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I'm 18 years old woman, 167 CM and 70 kg and my goal is 58. I m not exercising. How much calories I must eat per day to lose weight quickly?

I'm 18 years old woman, 167 CM and 70 kg and my goal is 58. I m not exercising. How much calories I must eat per day to lose weight quickly?

1200-1500 cal/day: You should consume about 1, 500 calories a day to reach your goal weight of 58 kg. This is at a reasonable weight loss average of 0.45 kg per week, which should be reached by november. It may vary slightly depending on other factors. Generally, women should not consume any less than 1, 200 calories per day,
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How to figure out how many calories per day to lose weight while breastfeeding?

How to figure out how many calories per day to lose weight while 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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How many calories do I need to eat each day to lose weight in a timely manner? 5'2, 130 pounds, 16 yo girl.

How many calories do I need to eat each day to lose weight in a timely manner? 5'2, 130 pounds, 16 yo girl.

What&HowMuch are Key: Calories wrong issue, estimated from burning in http://goo. Gl/i20nOZ. Weight daily, nothing on, after arising&bathroom, using a scale to 0.1 lb resolution (with very reproducible readings) & log every reading; you can only learn from/control things you can quantify. Avoid carbs/sugars; though cheaper & widely promoted we convert them to fat in our liver, thus obesity. Study: http://goo. Gl/Hxq58u. ...Read more

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Currently eating 1100 calories/day burning 350/day to lose weight from hypothyroidism. Now my sleep is disturbed due to hunger. Any suggestions?

Currently eating 1100 calories/day burning 350/day to lose weight from hypothyroidism. Now my sleep is disturbed due to hunger. Any suggestions?

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 eat at least 1500 calories day. I like that you are exercising and burning off the excess sugars or fat. Keep it up. ...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