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Eat Twice A Day To Lose Weight
No: By skipping meals, your body will go into a starvation type of slow metabolism that will make it harder to lose weight. More frequent small meals, cutting back on calories, coupled with vigorous exercise is the key to losing weight. If you eat 750 calories less than you burn each day you should lose 1-1/2 pounds per week. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
30-40 grams a meal: Cutting back on carbs is a great way to lose weight. If you limit carbs to 30-40 grams with each meal it will help you lose weight. To give you an example one apple has 20 grams of carbs and a slice of bread usually has about 15-20 grams of carbs. Eat lots of vegetables and lean meats. Great that you are exercising. Good luck. ...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
I am a big guy(6'4 350) and i exercise everyday &want to lose weight. How many calories should I eat in a day to lose weight?
Consider: It depends...Before starting any diet, i would recommend that you consult with your family doc....He can give you more detailed dietary recommendations and refer you to a nutritionist/registered dietician..Exercise and diet are essential parts of a weight loss program...But, do it under the supervision and monitoring of your family doc. ...Read more
Not long term: Also depends on what's in those calories. You need 13 essential vitamins, 15 essential minerals, essential fatty acids, essential amino acids, and water to survive. If your body gets what it needs, it doesn't need more. It's not wise or safe to get it from pills so make sure the foods you are eating contains the essentials. No carb is essential to human health because glucose comes from protein. ...Read more
I run 2 miles 3 days a week and eat pretty healthy. How many calories should I be eating a day to lose weight?
ExRx.net: You can use the calculator at exrx.Net - best way is use your BMI and calculate BMR many scales will be able to give you this info. Once you know your BMR add 20% of BMR to your original BMR for sedentary life style 30%fir light workout, 40% moderate 50% heavy and 60% for strenuous workout to get your calorie requirement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I heard you should eat 1, 200 calories a day, and - 500 calories a day to lose weight. Is it ok to eat 700 calories a day for 2 weeks ? To jump start.
Yes, but: There is no harm to restricting your calories for a two week period as long as you are getting sufficient nutrients. Make sure you are getting the essential vitamins, minerals, fatty and Amino Acids and drinking at least several glasses of water to keep your urine from being dark yellow. However, when your body gets such little food consistently, your metabolism will slow down. ...Read more
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