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Doctor insights on: Calorie Deficit To Lose 3 Pounds A Week

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How many calories deficit per day do I need to lose 2-4 pounds per week with moderate exercise?

How many calories deficit per day do I need to lose 2-4 pounds per week with moderate exercise?

Exercise: 3500 calories to lose a pound of fat. 500 calories a day is a lot of exercise--- so consuming 500 less calories a day with this should lose 2 pounds a week. ...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


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Why do I need a calorie deficit to lose 20 pounds if the calories needed to maintain my weight is the same whether I weigh 115 or 102 pounds?

Why do I need a calorie deficit to lose 20 pounds if the calories needed to maintain my weight is the same whether I weigh 115 or 102 pounds?

Weight loss: Your caloric requirement is just a guess- the amount required for a 115 and 102 lb person is different, but not by a whole lot. The caloric deficit you will need to maintain to lose 20 lbs is way more than the piddly difference between the metabolic requirement. To lose 20 lbs in 6 months you will need a deficit of about 400 cal/day every day. ...Read more

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Why can't I lose weight? Eating 1000 calories a day and doing cardio 1 hour a day, haven't lost any weight in three weeks (i'm 5'4'' and 137 pounds)

Why can't I lose weight? Eating 1000 calories a day and doing cardio 1 hour a day, haven't lost any weight in three weeks (i'm 5'4'' and 137 pounds)

Maybe counting wrong: Double check the calorie-counting. Any form of exercise burns calories, so if one does not eat or drink more calories than he is using during his exercise, then his body will burn up fat as fuel. However, if a person drinks a large orange juice (about 300 calories) while exercising, and exercises away only 200 calories, he will still get heavier even though he is exercising. ...Read more

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I've been on a calorie deficit. The first week I lost 3 pounds but then I gained back a pound and have not lost any weight in two weeks?

I've been on a calorie deficit. The first week I lost 3 pounds but then I gained back a pound and have not lost any weight in two weeks?

Dietician: You are advised to have at least one consultation with a registered dietitian who will advise you on your ideal weight, critique your eating habits, take into consideration your daily physical activities and outline a proper diet in order to attain your eventual weight goal. Weight loss should be slow but steady with no crash dieting. I'd supplement your diet with a multivitamin containing iron. ...Read more

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Is a weight loss goal of only 1/3 of a pound per week too insignificant? Deficit of only 200 calories a day?

Is a weight loss goal of only 1/3 of a pound per week too insignificant? Deficit of only 200 calories a day?

Weight loss: 1/3 of a pound a week is OK.
The more rapidly you lose weight the more new clothing you will need.
Take your time and enjoy the next 60 or more years ahead of you. ...Read more

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To lose 1pound per week one should have a 3500 calorie deficit. If I take 1200 calories a day then to lose weight I should burn 1700 calories a day?

To lose 1pound per week one should have a 3500 calorie deficit. If I take 1200 calories a day then to lose weight I should burn 1700 calories a day?

Math looks correct: In theory, the math works. In reality, how would one know she is burning 1700 calories a day? It's hard enough trying to figure out how many calories one is eating, but it's a lot harder to figure out how many calories are being used! ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could lose 3 pounds a week by eating 1500 calories and burning 500 a day?

Can you tell me if I could lose 3 pounds a week by eating 1500 calories and burning 500 a day?

Don't know: How many calories you usually eat per day. In general it takes 3, 500 calories per pound. There isn't enough info (like gender) for me to figure this one out for you. ...Read more

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How many calories should I consume per day to lose 3 pounds a week?

Your basic needs: You can loose that many pounds just by eating what is recommended for you based on your gender, age and physical condition, just by exercising more. Fro the same amount of calories, the timing of what you eat is also very improtant. Eat most of your meals in the morning and almost nothing in the evening. ...Read more

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I'm wondering if I exercise 2 hours per day, how many calories should I eat to lose 3 pounds a week?

I'm wondering if I exercise 2 hours per day, how many calories should I eat to lose 3 pounds a week?

Bad plan: 2 hours of exercise per day is excessive and cutting calories on top of it will only lead to short term weight loss before your metabolism slows down for self preservation. At 41, you are also risking overuse injuries with that much exercise. You should aim for 1/2-1 pound per week and exercise smarter and more efficiently at higher intensity for shorter duration. ...Read more

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If drinking protein shakes, must you work out even longer to create a calorie deficit to lose body fat?

If drinking protein shakes, must you work out even longer to create a calorie deficit to lose body fat?

Yes and no....: If you are adhering to a low carb or low gycemic diet, no. If your diet is "regular" with much starch, the answer is yes. If this is the case, you must displace some starch calcories, equivalent to your protein supplements. ...Read more

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AM I SHRINKING! I'm 16 and a GUY I went on a diet of 1702 calories to lose 10 pounds, I lost 5 now I'm 136LBS I went from 5'4 3/4 to now 5'4 in weeks?

AM I SHRINKING! I'm 16 and a GUY I went on a diet of 1702 calories to lose 10 pounds, I lost 5 now I'm 136LBS I went from 5'4 3/4 to now 5'4 in weeks?

Unlikely: Did you use a different scale? And if you used the same scale you may have had some sort of error. Weight loss may effect you ability to grow but I do not think it would shrink your height ...Read more

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How much should I cut down my calories I consume per a week if I want to lose 2-3 pounds a month?

How much should I cut down my calories I consume per a week if I want to lose 2-3 pounds a month?

Well, there are: 3, 500 calories per pound. If you wanted to lose 2 pounds per month than drop intake by about 1, 700 calories per week. Good luck. ...Read more

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How much calories do I need to consume per day to lose 2 pounds for the week? I workout 3 to 4 times per week for 2 hours.

How much calories do I need to consume per day to lose 2 pounds for the week? I workout 3 to 4 times per week for 2 hours.

Best guess...: Basal requirement = 1800 cal day. Times 7 days = 12, 600 cal/wk. 1 lb fat = 3600 cal. 2 lb wt loss = 7200 cal. Therefore allowed calories for this wt loss is 12, 600-7200 = 5, 400/day which is about 800 cal/day. If you jog for a half an hour each day you could burn 300 cal and therefore eat 300 more calories each day for a total of 1100 cal/day. ...Read more

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Is a calorie deficit all that is needed to lose fat?

Is a calorie deficit all that is needed to lose fat?

Need to exercise: Even though negative calorie balance helps to lose weight, exercise is importtant for healthy weight loss. It helps to burn calories and improve overall health. ...Read more

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How many calories per day should I eat to lose 2 pounds a week? I weigh 184 and need to lose 60 pounds.

How many calories per day should I eat to lose 2 pounds a week? I weigh 184 and need to lose 60 pounds.

3500CALS/1LB: It depends on how many calories you need to maintain your present weight. It can be calculated by your weight and height which we can use to calculate your bmr (basal metabolic rate) add to it cals burnt by your daily activitirs and exercises etc. That gives the number of cals you need to maintain your weight
you need to be negative 7000 cals per week to loose 2 lbs a week. ...Read more

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I have been losing weight slowly. Two pounds a week. Is it okay to fast- l500 calories twice a week and not on consecutive days?

I have been losing weight slowly. Two pounds a week. Is it okay to fast- l500 calories twice a week and not on consecutive days?

It is a longterm goa: If you are losing 2 pounds a week, you are doing very well. If your goal is to be healthy for the long term, then go slow and be practical so that you can stick with a long term plan of eating healthy. Unless you change your behavior to eat healthy on a regular basis, your weight loss will not persist/stay you want it to be. So eat daily but stay around 1200 to 1500 calories and exercise daily, . ...Read more

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Hey I weigh 180 pounds how much calories would I have to burn a week to lose at least 15 pounds in 3 weeks?

It takes: 3, 500 calories per pound. So multiply x 5. But that would be too fast a rate of loss for most people. Moderation is better. ...Read more

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What amount of calories should I be eating to lose about a pound a week?

What amount of calories should I be eating to lose about a pound a week?

Aim lower: To lose about a pound a week will require creating a negative balance of 4500 calories per week. It is not how much you should eat, but how much less you eat than you burn is important. It would be more doable to aim for losing a pound a month by both eating less and exercising more. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what number of pounds would I lose in one week if I ate 500 calories a day?

Can you tell me what number of pounds would I lose in one week if I ate 500 calories a day?

Maybe none: You may not lose any weight. Your metabolism will probably go down as your body reacts to starvation.
To maximize weight loss, ingest 1200-1500 calories divided through the day, and do some exercise. ...Read more

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Already lost 95 pounds, how many calories should I really be eating to lose 2 pounds per week?

Already lost 95 pounds, how many calories should I really be eating to lose 2 pounds per week?

It depends: It depends on your current weight and how much your exercise. How many pounds have you lost over the last 3 or 4 weeks. That would give you a guide. ...Read more

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If I weight 118 pounds right now, how many calories should I consume to lose 18 pounds in 6 weeks?

If I weight 118 pounds right now, how many calories should I consume to lose 18 pounds in 6 weeks?

Why: Unless you are less that 57 3/4" tall, your weight is normal at its worst. If you are over 67" tall, you are underweight. Why would you want to lose any more weight? ...Read more

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Can you tell me what number of pounds approximately would I lose in one week eating 500 calories a day?

Maybe nothing.: By throwing yourself into starvation mode, you decrease your metabolic rate, lose mostly muscle and end up regaining weight very fast. Not a good idea. ...Read more

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How many calories a day should I really be eating in order to be healthy and still lose 2 pounds a week?

How many calories a day should I really be eating in order to be healthy and still lose 2 pounds a week?

7000 less: To lose 2 pounds a week, you need to eat 1000 calories less a day than you require to maintain normal activities of daily living for your age, weight and height. Many of the programs light weight watchers would consider about 1200 calories a day and not lower than that amount. If you take in too few calories, your body may go into starvation mode and lower your metabolism and prevent further loss. ...Read more

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I'm 172 right now. I want to lose about 5 pounds a week to be at my orig. Weight of 153-162. Foods, diets, workouts? How many calories to eat a day?

I'm 172 right now. I want to lose about 5 pounds a week to be at my orig. Weight of 153-162. Foods, diets, workouts? How many calories to eat a day?

Unreasonable goal-: -that=250+ pounds in a year. Severely over weight people can't do this. Get 2 a reputable health club, hook up with an AT-C & get an exercise program that fits Ur needs & abilities. Most have weight loss programs U can sign up 4. Aiming @ 5-6 pounds in a month or 6 weeks is more attainable. Proper diet, adequate protein is important as is dedication & persistence. Join private group sessions is+++ ...Read more

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What amount of calories should I eat and burn a day to lose 2 pounds a week?

What amount of calories should I eat and burn a day to lose 2 pounds a week?

1000 cal/day deficit: You need to consume 1000 calories less per day than you burn to lose 2 pounds/week. ...Read more

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How much calories should a person burn to lose two pounds a week. Does working out fours days a week is enough for an hour?

How much calories should a person burn to lose two pounds a week. Does working out fours days a week is enough for an hour?

That's too fast: If you are working out aerobically that is sufficient if. You aren't eating too much in the process but if you want to keep it off when you reach your goal I would stick to a maximum of 1 pound/week. ...Read more

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Is it safe to lose 16 pounds in 5 weeks? I am consuming less than 100 calories daily, and about 12 grams of fat and 25 grams of sugar. Is this good?

Weight loss: The best way to loose weight is between 1-2 lbs a week if your BMI is between 27-30 you should go 1250 Calories a day and burn 250-300 calories with exercise.
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How many calories per day should my calorie deficit be when trying to lose weight? My BMR is 1290. I'm some what active. I eat between 1500 & 1800cal

How many calories per day should my calorie deficit be when trying to lose weight? My BMR is 1290. I'm some what active. I eat between 1500 & 1800cal

500kcal/d deficit: We typically ask you to strive for 500kcal/d deficit whether by eating less, exercising more, or hopefully a combination of both. The idea is that by week's end, you'll be down 3, 500kcal or 1 pound. Safest way for long term weight loss is to lose 1-2 pounds a week, not some dramatic 10 pounds/wk crash diet. Check out http://www. Webmd. Com/diet/calories-chart & http://goo. Gl/C46eFB. ...Read more