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Help please! Is eating less than 1200 calories bad for you?

Help please! Is eating less than 1200 calories bad for you?

Depends: If you want to lose weight, this may be ok but difficult to sustain for long. If you feel good and there is no excessive weight gain or weight loss, it should be fine. Even more important is whether you are eating a balanced diet. ...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


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Help please! Is eating less than 1000 calories a day harmful for you?

Help please! Is eating less than 1000 calories a day harmful for you?

GoalsReasonsHowLong?: Goals? As adapted omnivores, humans are generally good at surviving up to months without food, depending on a huge number of variables. Calories are units of heat to warm h20 as measured in a calorimeter, not by eating & routinely guessed for lower costs, per usual practices. Study: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/calorimeter, nusi. Org, lustig, taubes, attia, enig, dietdoctor & my answers healthtap. ...Read more

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I've been eating less calories but gaining more fat. What kind of food should I avoid?

I've been eating less calories but gaining more fat. What kind of food should I avoid?

# of things: It could be any of a number of things. Your doctor should see you and do a history physical, possibly run some tests, then let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Is eating less than 400 calories a day considered anorexic?

Is eating less than 400 calories a day considered anorexic?

Starving Ur Body: Can only formally diagnose this in person. But eating 400 cal/day = very dangerous. This will lead to malnutrition producing heart damage, other organ damage, infertility, hair/tooth/body hair/bone loss, etc. Call natl assn of anorexia nervosa & related disorders: http://bit. Ly/14wd5ib. Anorexia nervosa = fatal mental disorder: about 10% die from suicide/starvation/metabolic failure/other. ...Read more

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I lost weight by eating less six days a week but having a cheat day where I eat 3000 calories a day is that possible?

I lost weight by eating less six days a week but having a cheat day where I eat 3000 calories a day is that possible?

Of course.: Seems like it worked for you, right? Fact is, overall, when considered over a period of weeks or months, you're probably taking in fewer calories than before. Are you exercising? If so, good. If not, start. ...Read more

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How fast do you start to see results when workingout about 4 days a week with a simi healthy diet, but eating less calories than I should sometimes?

How fast do you start to see results when workingout about 4 days a week with a simi healthy diet, but eating less calories than I should sometimes?

Every body differs: Working out often is of course excellent, but what results you see may depend on what results you are working towards, how well you are working out, how many calories you are eliminating, how your body responds, and how lucky you are. But congrats for starting the program, keep it up and be happy with every bit of progress! ...Read more

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Can eating less calories foods decrease the breast milk supply?

Can eating less calories foods decrease the breast milk supply?

Should not decrease: If a person is eating plenty of foods and drinks, but dropped the number of calories (for example, by getting rid of the sugar and excess carbs in the foods and drinks), her body should make milk just fine. Her body has plenty of stored calories for use in milk-making... Which is why breast-feeding helps a woman lose weight if she eats fewer calories than needed each day. ...Read more

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How long does it take your body to break down your body fat from anorexic behaviors? Ex. Eating 50% recommended calories, 15% body fat, male, 180 lb

How long does it take your body to break down your body fat from anorexic behaviors? Ex. Eating 50% recommended calories, 15% body fat, male, 180 lb

Planning a diet?: You're actually describing a rigorous weight-loss diet such as athletes undertake to make weight or fitness guys to "get ripped"; it would be an anorexic behavior if it became an obsession or you were likely to hurt yourself. You're at your physical prime and if you can adopt a fitness-focused lifestyle instead of episodic diet, it's be great. Your physician can help. ...Read more

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What do you recommend I do tomorrow, fast or eat less than 500 calories?

What do you recommend I do tomorrow, fast or eat less than 500 calories?

NEITHER!!: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a meal plan with less than 500 calories a day?

Can you recommend a meal plan with less than 500 calories a day?

Fasting: Not what u need daily. If u want 2 do this, divide 500 by # of meals. Not a health diet tho. ...Read more

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What is the daily recommended intake of calories?

What is the daily recommended intake of calories?

Try MayoClinic. Com: Try http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/calorie-calculator/nu00598 to customize the options for your specific situation. ...Read more

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What is the recommended dietary allowance for calories?

What is the recommended dietary allowance for calories?

Depends: Get your resting metabolism checked (measured or calculated) by a doctor or dietician who specializes in weight loss. They can then write a proper diet prescription. ...Read more

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Which exercises do experts commonly recommend to burn calories quickly?

Which exercises do experts commonly recommend to burn calories quickly?

Cardio Mix: The best way to lose weight is cardio and a balanced diet. 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. Exercises such as crunches, planks, sit-ups, etc are good for toning the abdominal muscles, but cardio is best for weight loss. ...Read more

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Do you lose weight if you don't eat the recommended calories?

Do you lose weight if you don't eat the recommended calories?

Calories count: Weight loss comes from lower calories[average 3000-3500 cal. Per pound] and exersize to burn off fat/calries, aerobic type like walking, not weight lifting[builds muscle/weight], no crazy fad diets; eat well balanced meals frutis/veg. Meat, skim milk or 1%milk, protein makes you less hungry. Eat 3 meals and if want 3 snacks. Weight watchers is best program or meditaranian diet ...Read more

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What recommended diets have high LD cholestrol but low calories?

What recommended diets have high LD cholestrol but low calories?

Ld?: Not sure what you mean by ld? Did you mean ldl? Hdl? Something else? These are all lipoproteins made in your liver to transport fats. They're not found in food. In general, foods that are high in fats are also high in calories. Because fat is very caloric. ...Read more

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Which things are most highly recommended to include in a 500 calorie a day diet?

Which things are most highly recommended to include in a 500 calorie a day diet?

Proteins and more: You need to make sure that you receive adequate nutrients like proteins, vitamins and minerals. This means you need to eat eggs, fish, nuts like almonds and soy products like tofu. Low fat milk and yogurt are also very good source of proteins. ...Read more

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What do you recommend to eat during breakfast that's quick and provides a lot of calories?

What do you recommend to eat during breakfast that's quick and provides a lot of calories?

Breakfast: I recommend the DASH diet for the most healthy way to eat.

ISBN 9780743410076

Excerpt From: Thomas J. Moore & Mark Jenkins. “The DASH Diet for Hypertension.” iBooks. Https://itun. Es/us/CcRDA. L

Get it, read it and use it and you will be much more healthy than you are now unless you are now DASHing. ...Read more

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So I would like to maybe know im on a diet and trying to workout I would like to know what the recommend amount of calories would be for lunch and din?

So I would like to maybe know im on a diet and trying to workout I would like to know what the recommend amount of calories would be for lunch and din?

Depends: Calories depend on metabolic needs and body weight and height. Without that info, it's hard to answer. However, for most diets to be successful you need to burn more calories than you consume. Diet or exercise alone don't do the trick. Together though they help the body lose weight. ...Read more

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Assuming that a little bit of fat or calories is not a problem, how many pieces of dark chocolate per day is recommended (such as dove or ghiradelli)?

Assuming that a little bit of fat or calories is not a problem, how many pieces of dark chocolate per day is recommended (such as dove or ghiradelli)?

Varies: First, get dark chocolate that is at least 70% cocoa. If it isn't listed on the label and says dark, it will be mostly sugar. If it is at least 70% cocoa the label will say so and then it is a healthful treat so some have said that up to 3 oz is not harmful. Chocolate is loaded with antioxidants and makes most of us feel good so enjoy. ...Read more

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Do doctors actually recommend a calorie restricted diet for well-being?

Do doctors actually recommend a calorie restricted diet for well-being?

Calorie restriction: My dieticians and I do not typically set calorie restrictions for patients. Instead, we educate them on which foods are healthy and which foods to avoid. Then we work on modifying their eating habits. Realistically, if you eliminate a lot of carbs and sugars from your diet, you can lose a lot of weight. Of course volume is also a factor and we work on portion control as well. ...Read more

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Should we eat until we are full or eat until we reach our recommended calorie intake?

Should we eat until we are full or eat until we reach our recommended calorie intake?

Not until full: Unless you are trying to gain weight, don't eat until you are full. The signal that says 'full' takes about 15 min to get from stomach to brain, so often we overeat if we are hungry and not paying attention. ...Read more

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What doctor recommend exercises should I do at the gym to lose 1000 calories per day?

What doctor recommend exercises should I do at the gym to lose 1000 calories per day?

Depends on the type-: And extent of the injury and what exactly is the dx? Your doc could decide better what you could do, without making it worse, after he has DX you.
Upper body, hip/pelvis exercises could certainly be done while recovering from the leg injury. ...Read more

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Is it true that for obese men, doctors will recommend a strict 800 calorie diet but won't with obese women? If so, why?

Is it true that for obese men, doctors will recommend a strict 800 calorie diet but won't with obese women? If so, why?

I don't think so: The key to weight loss for men or women is reducing calories long-term. Men usually burn more calories per day than women, assuming similar levels of activity and similar body mass. Every individual's daily calorie needs are different, but to lose weight, one must keep reducing calories until the weight starts coming off. If weight is stable, it means the body still has enough calories to keep it. ...Read more

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When it comes to cardio & burning calories, what would you recommend when it comes to running & long periods of bicycling?

When it comes to cardio & burning calories, what would you recommend when it comes to running & long periods of bicycling?

Exercise is good.: Not sure I understand the question. Are you asking how much? How frequently? Alternatives? I would recommend 30 minutes 5 times/week of moderate exercise. You may be doing more than that already. More is ok. ...Read more

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I am 18 and female. What is the recommended calorie intake per day?

I am 18 and female. What is the recommended calorie intake per day?

Depends on wight/hei: Depends on your weight and height and based on that we can calculate your basal metabolic rate (calories needed if there is no activity)
and we add to it the calories burnt by daily activitiers and exercise
that gives you the number of calories you need to maintain your present weight as it is. ...Read more

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