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Thoughts? Could running and cutting calories help me lose weight?

Thoughts? Could running and cutting calories help me lose weight?

Yes, this is a: Great plan. Insure that you hydrate adequately with water. Remember 3, 500 calories = 1 pound. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing 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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What to do if i know its faster if you eat healthy but will just cutting calories make you lose weight?

What to do if i know its faster if you eat healthy but will just cutting calories make you lose weight?

Ultimately, no: Unfortunately, you can't outsmart your body. Depending on how many calories you cut and what nutrients you consume, your body can suffer quite a bit. As anyone who has been on a diet knows, the first 10 pounds are the easiest. After that, your metabolism recalibrates, and exercise is necessary to really lose weight. ...Read more

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When losing weight do you have to count calories still?

When losing weight do you have to count calories still?

Not necessary: Monitoring your weight regualrly is an easier way to control your weight than counting calories. All you have to do is set a goal of losing about 1 or 2 pounds per week and adjust your eating down till you achieve your set goal for your weight. Besides eating less you should exercise daily and burn 100 to 200 calories a day which takes about 30-45 minutes of moderate exercise like brisk walking. ...Read more

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How to figure out how many calories per day are good for losing weight?

How to figure out how many calories per day are good for losing weight?

It depends: It depends on how much weight you need to lose to get to your ideal goal.Ultimately you need to create a negative balance between your caloric intake and expenditure( of energy). If you cut down on rich foods like milk, dairy products, fats and suagrs, you will lose weight. If you add daily exercise and burn off 100 to 200 calories then you will lose weight . Aim for 1200 to 1500 calories daily. ...Read more

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How many calories i can consume while losing weight with minimal exercise.

How many calories i can consume while losing weight with minimal exercise.

Weight loss: Short answer is that daily yr intake should be less than what burn or use to loss wieght. This varies from indv to indv. ...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?

Whoa......: Lots of questions for you; perhaps you need a greater calorie intake to maintain your weight.Have you tried eating 2000 cal per day?How much are you exercising--and/or is your occupation strenuous?Please do a journal for a week of your intake of food and your exertion level, also any medications or supplements you take -- bring this to your physician.You need to see a doc asap for evaluation. ...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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I'm eating a balanced 1200 calories a day, excercising religiously 5 days a week, and i've been losing weight? Why did i gain 1.4 since yesterday?

I'm eating a balanced 1200 calories a day, excercising religiously 5 days a week, and i've been losing weight? Why did i gain 1.4 since yesterday?

Two possibilities: 1. Faulty scale, particularly if not the usual one. 2. Acute increase in body water. That is a common cause of sudden weight gain and can easily be related to the nature of the diet. Eat only god made food. ...Read more

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Is counting calories the best solution to losing weight?

Is counting calories the best solution to losing weight?

Not best: One of the weight loss method to count calories but is not the best. ...Read more

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How effective are 500 calorie diets work for losing weight?

How effective are 500 calorie diets work for losing weight?

Very low: Likely unsustainable and once the intake increases the body stores many of the calories. Excersize and 4-5 small meals with a 12-1500 cal. Total intake will help the metabolism and help with weight loss. ...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