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Doctor insights on: Dangers Of A 1600 Calorie Diet

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What are the dangers of a being on a 500 calorie diet?

What are the dangers of a being on a 500 calorie diet?

Extreme low cal diet: Extreme low cal diets can create states of catabolism where the body starts breaking down its own tissue for energy. It can affect your electrolyte balance which will affect how the muscles of your body, which includes heart muscle functions. It lowers your metabolism for conservation of calories, instead of raising your metabolism. ...Read more

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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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I am a 5'7" 158 pound female. I'm looking to lose 10 pounds. Is a 1600 calorie diet good for that?

I am a 5'7" 158 pound female. I'm looking to lose 10 pounds. Is a 1600 calorie diet good for that?

Maybe: Losing weight is a matter of using up more calories than you take in. Exercise is a major component and should be balanced by modulating your diet. Eat 3 small meals, give up all snacks and sugar-containing soft drinks, walk or run several miles a day, and engage in toning exercises and you will lose weight. ...Read more

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What is the best diet pill to add to a 1600 calorie diet?

What is the best diet pill to add to a 1600 calorie diet?

None: There is no apparent need identified, based on your question, for an appetite suppressant or fat-blocker, if you are truly committed to making healthy food choices, watching portion size, and avoiding snacking. Choose foods that you find filling, satisfying, and tasty but remain in your 1600 calorie restriction and you will lose weight if your daily calorie requirements exceed your intake. ...Read more

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What is the definition of a negative calorie diet?

What is the definition of a negative calorie diet?

Weight loss: A negative caloric diet is simply that you take in less calories than you burn. Your doctor or a nutritionist can help you determine your BMR (basal metabolic rate) which is the amount of calories you typically burn in a day. To lose weight you will either need to eat less calories than that, or exercise to burn more. It requires a negative balance of around 3500 kcal to burn a pound. ...Read more

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What is the definition of a restricted calorie diet?

What is the definition of a restricted calorie diet?

See below: N order to be called a calorie restricted diet, the calorie intake needs to be less than 20%-25% of maintenance calories. While different individuals will choose to restrict different amounts, this range seems to offer the greatest benefits. Because someone who follows a calorie restriction diet will be consuming so few calories, it becomes extremely important that food be correct. Weighstation. Net. ...Read more

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What is the typical / average daily calorie diet of a person?

What is the typical / average daily calorie diet of a person?

Average: Daily caloric intake varies for everyone. There is basal metabolic rate, which is the amount of caloric intake needed to run the body at a basic level. Average for most people is around 1200-1500 cal/day. Again, based on your body frame and age. ...Read more

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What should I eat on a 2, 000 calorie diet, on a daily basics?

What should I eat on a 2, 000 calorie diet, on a daily basics?

2000 calorie diet: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries don't count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www. Sparkpeople. Com or http://www. Myfitnesspal. Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more

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I am on a 1400 calorie diet, how many grams of fat should I eat?

I am on a 1400 calorie diet, how many grams of fat should I eat?

Less than 50 gm: Calories from fat should be fewer than 30%. You should aim for about 45 gms of fat per day or lower. ...Read more

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And I just wanted to know what's a 1500 calorie diet good for me?

Can't hurt: In many cases the low cal diet can signal to the thyroid that you are in starvation mode thus preventing weight loss. A surer way to lose weight is by eating a meditteranean style diet minus any grains containing gluten and including low glycemic foods. Eating 3 meals and 2 snacks may show more results than calorie counting. Let me know how you do. 1500 cals is safe and effective. ...Read more

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How much time will it take me to lose 10 pounds with an 800 calorie diet?

How much time will it take me to lose 10 pounds with an 800 calorie diet?

800 calories per day: Is very low. You might actually slow your metabolic rate with this type of intake - this could negatively impact weight over the long run. ...Read more

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How much body fat can you lose on a 1300 calorie diet exercising six days a week?

How much body fat can you lose on a 1300 calorie diet exercising six days a week?

3500 deficit = 1lb: Find some online calculators to help you calculate your daily energy expenditure with your form of exercise. So, if are burning 1800 calories each day, then you'll have a 500 cal deficit and lose 1pound each week. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many fat calories should you have/day on a 1500 calorie diet?

150-300 calories: If one a 1500 calorie diet- I would say 20% of the calories from fat or even 10% so 150-300 calories from fat. ...Read more

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What if I stick to an 800-1000 calorie diet, how much weight would I lose in two weeks?

What if I stick to an 800-1000 calorie diet, how much weight would I lose in two weeks?

Some: If you eat a balanced healthy diet and your workouts include resistance weight training you will build some muscle. Increasing your daily protein intake based on your target weight will help build more muscle also. ...Read more

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Is a 1000 calorie diet too low is it good if you want to loose 10-15 pounds? 5'10 151 pounds.

Is a 1000 calorie diet too low is it good if you want to loose 10-15 pounds? 5'10 151 pounds.

Depends!: 1000 calories per day is probably fine, but if you are training in very vigorous exercise, you may require a higher calorie intake. Be certain to hydrate yourself well. And consider increasing your calorie intake slightly, particularly if you get lightheaded or feel very tired. Talk to your provider about any symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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How many calories would classify me as over eating if I am supposed to be on a 1200 calorie diet?

How many calories would classify me as over eating if I am supposed to be on a 1200 calorie diet?

The way you feel: Please read the nutrition facts and find out the impact of the contents to your overall health. Be aware of your response as far yout whole (git) gastrointestinal tract. The time or when you consumed that amount will definitely determine the class you belong. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I would like to get off my 500 calorie diet without gaining my weight back?

What do you suggest if I would like to get off my 500 calorie diet without gaining my weight back?

Reduce weight: My philosophy is that the best way to lose weight is not by dieting, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. Exercise key to losing weight. ...Read more

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If you are thin, but you want to lose more weight, does sticking to 1200 calorie diet and exercising help?

If you are thin, but you want to lose more weight, does sticking to 1200 calorie diet and exercising help?

WHY: If you are already thin- and on such a low calorie diet, I have to ask you why you want to lose additional weight. It might not be healthy to do so. I would suggest seeing a physician before continuing. A full evaluation of your nutritional status is warranted based on the information you provided. ...Read more

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How long will it take me to lose 75 lbs...Im on a 1000 calorie diet a day and I exercise for a about a hour a day?

How long will it take me to lose 75 lbs...Im on a 1000 calorie diet a day and I exercise for a about a hour a day?

Be patient, patient: There is no exact answer for you, and 75# is alot to lose, so be patient. Everyone metabolizes foods differently, and depneding on the exercise you do, it may be a slower loss than you would like, . ..But be patient, as a good weight loss program/regimen, coupled with an approved exercise program will eventually reap the benefits you desire. Good luck. ...Read more

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been on 1, 200 calorie diet for 1 month, Sunday morning I weighed 88.4KG, then Following morning I weighed 89.7KG? I did not cheat, why gain weight?

been on 1, 200 calorie diet for 1 month, Sunday morning I weighed 88.4KG, then Following morning I weighed 89.7KG? I did not cheat, why gain weight?

Weight: There is very little difference between 88.4 and 89.7. Scales are not always identical. Try yourself for one weight and re-check it 15 minutes later. There is likely to be some difference between the two but not much! That said, if you find yourself gaining wait, albeit slowly, go online to learn about food and exercise to control your weight. ...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