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Doctor insights on: Daily Meal Planning For Obese Children

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Daily caloric intake for 58 year old female who is 5'6". Thx.?

Daily caloric intake for 58 year old female who is 5'6". Thx.?

Roughly 10cal/pound: The typical basal metobolic need is about 10 calories/pound/day. So, if you are just sitting in oneplace all day, the daily need for 150lbs person = 10x150=1500 calories. This 1500 cal is just keeping the 150lbs person even in 24 hours. If you are active, doing things etc...Then you will need more and this varies depending on level of activities you do. Good luck. ...Read more

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Obesity (Definition)

A condition in which a person has too much body fat, with a BMI greater than 30. This indicates the person is not in in good health. It is not the same as being overweight because weight can come from other things like muscle, bone, ...Read more


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Eating eggs daily is helpful for us after gym training ?

Eating eggs daily is helpful for us after gym training ?

May be: Egg is a good source of protein and some vitamins. However egg contains lots of cholesterol in the yolk. Some if control of cholesterol is desired may limit to egg white. ...Read more

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Is 1, 300 calories enough for a overweight, breastfeeding mom? 232lbs and 5'8. I take a prenatal vitamin everyday and try to eat healthy.

Is 1, 300 calories enough for a overweight, breastfeeding mom? 232lbs and 5'8. I take a prenatal vitamin everyday and try to eat healthy.

Probably not: 1.3k calories is a tiny amount. For a small woman in the low 100's, who is not lactating, 1.3k calories is probably ok, if not a little low, but certainly not for your weight/ height and situation. You'd be best to consult with a nutritionist, and get a good target daily calorie count, and a diet that you like and can adhere to. Something interesting. ...Read more

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At risk for diabetes. How many grams of carbs daily to aid in weight loss?

At risk for diabetes. How many grams of carbs daily to aid in weight loss?

Quality not grams: Eat 6 equal meals with fresh vegetables, non sugary fruit, high quality protein, and olive oil and coconut oil, and quinoa as the best grain. Avoid processed foods and processed meats and artificially sweetened foods. Get a good night sleep, exercise and manage stress skillfully. See kelly mcgonigal's the will power instinct for optimal health and weight loss. ...Read more

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34 yr old female. 5'5 155 lbs. since giving birth 3 kids. Eat 2 eggs in morning. Salad for lunch. Small dinner. Can't seem to drop weight. Help please?

34 yr old female. 5'5 155 lbs. since giving birth 3 kids. Eat 2 eggs in morning. Salad for lunch. Small dinner. Can't seem to drop weight. Help please?

Weight: With three young kids you don't have enough time to properly look after yourself. Let it be for about three months then put your food intake and exercise in your efforts. If possible keep me posted. ...Read more

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How much protein (grams) should a 5'10, 23 yr woman have for a healthy diet? Wants to lose 15 pounds?

How much protein (grams) should a 5'10, 23 yr woman have for a healthy diet? Wants to lose 15 pounds?

50 g per day: You need about 46-50 g of protein a day. To lose weight you need to cut your daily calories to about 500 less than what you burn. Also you must stay hydrated. Good luck. ...Read more

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What daily supplements are recommended for a 28 year female who is following a healthy diet and exercising 3-4 times a week?

What daily supplements are recommended for a 28 year female who is following a healthy diet and  exercising 3-4 times a week?

Good mulitvit, Vit D: It is best to get vitamins from your diet, but the majority of americans do not get enough vit a, e, d, folic acid, calcium & magnesium from their diets & over 1/3 are deficient in c, zinc & b6. Thus, unless you have an exceptionally healthy diet it is wise to take a high quality mulivit. With about 5000 iu of d in fall & winter(year-round if you wear sunscreen or avoid sun).Please see my comment:. ...Read more

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Iam a female, 18yrs old and desperately wants to lose weight. Im taking meta mucil 3x a day before meals. Is it effective for weight loss?

Iam a female, 18yrs old and desperately wants to lose weight. Im taking meta mucil 3x a day before meals. Is it effective for weight loss?

Should help some &..: Taking metamucil with 2 glasses of water about 1/2 hour before meals will create a sense of fullness so should reduce your appetite. What you eat is important too. See http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx also see www.Huffingtonpost.Com/andrew-weil-md/carbohydrates-weight-loss_b_1937312.Html- & see the "discuss that" link in the article. Exercise is also important! ...Read more

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What is the min. Daily caloric intake for a 5'8 large boned 29 yr female?

What is the min. Daily caloric intake for a 5'8 large boned 29 yr female?

Depends on your weig: If your weight is normal, then a caloric amount of 1500 to 2, .000 per day is adequate depending on how active you are. And whether you want to gain or lose weight. ...Read more

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What should a 13 year old girl eat to have a balanced diet? This includes breakfast, lunch snacks and supper.

What should a 13 year old girl eat to have a balanced diet? This includes breakfast, lunch snacks and supper.

Nutritarian Diet: Dr. Fuhrman's nutritarian diet would be a good foundation. It emphasizes plant foods- fruits, veggies, beans, nuts ; seeds but it is ok to include dairy, eggs and meats. It is healthy for people of all ages- see http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht for details. I also advise avoiding gmo foods as much as possible- see my blog post to learn why: http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat 1000 calorie a day for weight loss regime? I'm 5'5 , female, and morbidly obese ( 240 pounds) I also work out the gym an hour a day

Is it safe to eat 1000 calorie a day for weight loss regime? I'm 5'5 , female, and morbidly obese ( 240 pounds) 
I also work out the gym an hour a day

Depends: With proper supervision by a health care profession it is okay but if you are doing this on your own it is not safe. You want to reduce calories per day through a good diet and exercise regimen. If you can burn more calories per day while on a healthy diet you will lose weight. Goal weight loss no >0.5-1lb/week. Talk to a physician or a nutritionist to help you through this process safely. ...Read more

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What's the least amount of exercise needed per week to maintain weight for a 25 year old female who eats healthy and has a busy week schedule?

What's the least amount of exercise needed per week to maintain weight for a 25 year old female who eats healthy and has a busy week schedule?

30 mins daily: So try for 30 mins daily of rigorous exercise, about 4 hrs a week. Most importantly to maintain weight, try less sitting. Sitting too much can be the undying cause of excess weight gain without discernable causes. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Daily multivitamin is ok for healthy female of 43year older?

Daily multivitamin is ok for healthy female of 43year older?

Yes-maybe: Previously, it was not recommended & is still controversial. However, many women do not get all the nutrients they need. Ideally, it would be best to get your nutrients from 'real' food & exposure to sunlight (re vit d). Nutrients are best absorbed from real healthy food. Calcium doesn't appear to be well absorbed from supplements, & they may even be harmful. And watch vit a intake-too much is bad. ...Read more

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Is 1300 calories daily a healthy amount for females who want to lose weight? I'm 5'3 148lb and want to weigh 125lb.

Is 1300 calories daily a healthy amount for females who want to lose weight? I'm 5'3 148lb and want to weigh 125lb.

Yes: We definitely recommend that you do not go below 1200 calories a day. Consuming 1300 calories daily and getting regular exercise can help you lose the weight. Good luck and keep up the good work. ...Read more

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What should a 13 year old girl eat to have a balanced diet? Including breakfast, lunch snacks and supper.

What should a 13 year old girl eat to have a balanced diet? Including breakfast, lunch snacks and supper.

Variety: Include 1/4 a protein, 1/4 as carbohydrates, 1/4 as fruits, and 1/4 of the plate as vegetables. Eat. from each of the food groups, include whole grains, legumes, beans, chicken, meat, fish, dairy, eggs, etc. Try to stay away from fried foods, fatty foods, Try to avoid sugar drinks, and highly processed foods as they are lower in nutrients than fresh fruits and vegetables ...Read more

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Is eating two meals a day healthy for a 31 year old male who weights 160 pounds ?

Is eating two meals a day healthy for a 31 year old male who weights 160 pounds ?

That depends: Hi. Not if they're egg mcmuffins and big macs. If you eat meals consisting of HEALTHY food twice daily, that's fine. It's utter nonsense to think you need 3 meals/day. If you're only hungry for two, eat two. However WHAT you eat should be healthy food: whole grains, nuts and seeds, fruits and veggies, nonfat dairy, olive and canola oil, lean meats; best prepared at home. NO fast food. Good luck! ...Read more

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What's a safe, effective and quick diet for a 18 year old female? Be more specific than eat healthy and exercise.I want lose 10-15 pounds.

What's a safe, effective and quick diet for a 18 year old female? Be more specific than eat healthy and exercise.I want lose 10-15 pounds.

Eat less & exercise: The key to losing weight is to eat less, but not all calories are created equal. Sugars & simple carbs from grains esp cause weight gain. I like dr. Furhman's diet: http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx dr. Weil has useful info: www.Huffingtonpost.Com/andrew-weil-md/carbohydrates-weight-loss_b_1937312.Html- see his "discuss that" link in his article. Also see comment:. ...Read more

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Been eating healthy and smaller meals. Lost a little weight. Exercise now daily. Still considered obese. Why has resting heart rate been in the 50's?

Been eating healthy and smaller meals. Lost a little weight. Exercise  now daily. Still considered  obese. Why has resting heart rate been in the 50's?

Needs evaluation: Could be normal for you but also could be a symptom of a heart problem or metabolic disorder like hypothyroid. Your doctor should perform an EKG and draw a metabolic blood panel with thyroid levels additionally. All this assumes you are also not on meds like beta blockers which will slow heart/pulse rate. ...Read more