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Losing Weight On 600 Calories A Day
Cut back 600 calories a day (same high-fiber nutritious foods, just smaller portions) to lose weight. Still daily bms but now hard. Diet the reason?
Very possibly: ....but I would think the bigger problem might be water intake, though that surprises me. Your question suggests you are knowledgable about healthy eating and I would guess that you are pretty good about drinking water. In any event, especially with this few calories you need 8-12 glasses a day. Make sure you are getting at least 1000 ca/day; fewer is unsafe. Best wishes:) ...Read more
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
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
Yes: Congratulations on your decision to trim down. It's a wonderful gift to yourself and those who love you, and it cannot be bought with any amount of money. Ultimately, it's calories-in, calories-out. If you add aerobic exercise to your life, you'll lose weight faster, have great-looking muscle as well, and you'll find yourself naturally eating wisely without dieting being a chore. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, depends : Weight loss depends entirely on consuming less calories than are utilized. Your body habitus is a major variable here. If you eat only 1000 calories/day, then you are already consuming less than the average adult requires. Be careful to maintain proper nutrients in those 1000 calories. It can be done safely, but you should have your doctor's guidance. ...Read more
May backfire.: If you ingest too few calories your metabolic rate may drop. ...Read more
Too low calories: This is too low a calorie intake. You should not go below 1000 calories to be safe. You should eat regular meals and not skip meals. Weight loss involves burning off more calories than you take in, a pound equals @ 3500 calories, a safe weight loss is 1-2 lbs per week. ...Read more
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Depends on activity: If you have adipose tissue that you can lose (not everyone does) then an increase in cardio and a balanced diet would be a good place to start. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume (whatever this # may be). ...Read more
Likely yes: 1000 calories a day will likely lead you to lose weight, however, it depends on how tall you are to some extent. For most people, 1000 calories a day is insufficient to lose weight SAFELY, however. A rule of thumb is that women need to eat a minimum of 1200 calories daily, and men need to eat 1500.. ...Read more
Not the best: without an exam, I can only give general information, and while I can say that you are not fat, I cannot say if you are thin (depends on how much muscle). Your amount of fat at 130lb, 55 is healthy. A significant loss (20 pounds) is UNhealthy. Cutting calories by itself loses muscle mass, promotes a starvation response (lowr metabolism; harder to lose weight), and lowers nutrients/vitamins. ...Read more
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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