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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 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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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

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