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Grams of sugar per day to lose weight?

Grams of sugar per day to lose weight?

It isn't that simple: Look at junk carbs, sugar, fat, total calories ; physical activity. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. 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. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities:. ...Read more

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Lose 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 number of calories per day to lose weight?

What number of calories per day to lose weight?

No specific #: There isn't a specific number. The bottom line is that you need to burn more calories than you take in. ...Read more

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What number of calories to eat per day to lose weight and tone up?

What number of calories to eat per day to lose weight and tone up?

No one set number: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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How many fat grams to eat per day on low cholesterol diet?

How many fat grams to eat per day on low cholesterol diet?

Low fat diet: I don't give my patients numbers, you want to try and eliminate as much fat as possible for you. If whatever you settle on doesn't achieve lipid targets, statin or other drug can be added. ...Read more

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What amount of calories should I consume per day to maintain my weight?

What amount of calories should I consume per day to maintain my weight?

Adjust the calories : It is good to first find out your target healthy weight. Then you can adjust the food intake according to your need to lose or to gain weight. Most of us need between 1500 to 2000 calories a day to keep a healthy weight but it also depends on your activity level. ...Read more

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Is 80 grams of monounsaturated fat and 17.5 grams of polyunsaturated fat per day too much? I eat 2500 calories per day.

Is 80 grams of monounsaturated fat and 17.5 grams of polyunsaturated fat per day too much? I eat 2500 calories per day.

Goals: I think to better answer your question we need to understand your goals -- are you trying to drop fat mass, add muscle, keto, Paleo -- give us a little more info. From one side I would discourage all PUFAs but it really depends on what you are trying to do. ...Read more

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Will eating 500 calories less a day lead to a one pound weight loss per week?

Will eating 500 calories less a day lead to a one pound weight loss per week?

Yes but...: Only if you look at it as a math equation. In truth, there are many other factors to consider, such as your activity level, and hormone status. Also, you may loose muscle as well as fat if all you do is cut the calories. ...Read more

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How calories should I eat per day to lose weight?

How calories should I eat per day to lose weight?

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

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How many calories deficit per day do I need to lose 2-4 pounds per week with moderate exercise?

How many calories deficit per day do I need to lose 2-4 pounds per week with moderate exercise?

Exercise: 3500 calories to lose a pound of fat. 500 calories a day is a lot of exercise--- so consuming 500 less calories a day with this should lose 2 pounds a week. ...Read more

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Calories to eat per day if trying to lose weight and breastfeeding?

Calories to eat per day if trying to lose weight and breastfeeding?

It depends...: It depends on how much exercise you are getting. If your baby is only drinking breast milk, you're burning about 500 calories a day making milk. In a study, nursing moms taking in about 1700 calories a day lost weight without affecting their babies' health. ...Read more

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What number of calories should I eat/day for 1-2 pounds of weight gain per week?

What number of calories should I eat/day for 1-2 pounds of weight gain per week?

You can add: an extra 500 calories per day to increase weight by a pound per week. ...Read more

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How many fat grams, saturated fat grams, polyunsaturated fat grams and monounsaturated grams should the average american eat a day?

How many fat grams, saturated fat grams, polyunsaturated fat grams and monounsaturated grams should the average american eat a day?

30% of diet as fat: For a 2000 calorie diet 10% as saturated fat= 200 calores 10% as mono unsat = 200 cal 10% as polyunsat fat = 200 cal 600 calories of 2000 could be fat, less is better, more is not recommended. ...Read more

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How many grams of carbs, protein, and fat should and athlete take per day?

How many grams of carbs, protein, and fat should and athlete take per day?

Refer to answer: It is not about calorie count it is is about what you eat. Thin people are not healthier than obese one. Your body needs more good fat than carbohydrate or protein in general refer to two books: future of mankind related to food perfect gene diet. ...Read more

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How many overall calories and protein per day should I consume for building muscle? I'm aiming for maximum muscle gain, I'm skinny now only 100 lbs, 5'6". I read 1g protein per pound of body weight.

How many overall calories and protein per day should I consume for building muscle? I'm aiming for maximum muscle gain, I'm skinny now only 100 lbs, 5'6". I read 1g protein per pound of body weight.

Not perfect : But your estimated basal metabolic rate is approximately 1300 kcal/day - that's what you need to take in just to function. Depending on your activity level you will need to eat so that you are consuming more calories than you burn. It has often been said that you should take in 250-500 kcal surplus/day to optimize weight gain and in the range of 1-1.5 gm protein/kg ...Read more

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How many calories should I consume per day to lose 3 pounds a week?

Your basic needs: You can loose that many pounds just by eating what is recommended for you based on your gender, age and physical condition, just by exercising more. Fro the same amount of calories, the timing of what you eat is also very improtant. Eat most of your meals in the morning and almost nothing in the evening. ...Read more

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What is the recommended amount of calories, carbs, and protein for a daily intake? Trying to loose weight.

What is the recommended amount of calories, carbs, and protein for a daily intake? Trying to loose weight.

Knowledge: This is a life long issue. Learn about your diets calories. Start if you have not all ready a weekly fun exercise routine. There is no magic here. Lots of fokes selling whatever. Study your diet first, adjust it according to what you find doable. Physics: you have to burn more calories than you consume... To lose wt. ...Read more

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I am a boxer and weigh 76 kg I am trying to lose weight so I am only having 100 grams of carbs per day is this enough carbs for my boxing workouts?

I am a boxer and weigh 76 kg I am trying to lose weight so I am only having 100 grams of carbs per day is this enough carbs for my boxing workouts?

May be low : 100-150 grams is good for the average active person but you may need more. Pay attention to your energy levels. You can also check your urine with keto strips. When you run out of carbs you start burning fat and that shows up in your urine. ...Read more

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How many gram of carbohydrate should I take per day to lose weight and ant the same time prevent hypoglucemia?

How many gram of carbohydrate should I take per day to lose weight and ant the same time prevent hypoglucemia?

Individuals vary: I am glad to see that you want to make sure that your plan to lose weight is done safely. The composition of a diet varies by individual, their current health, activity level, goals and tastes. Further, diet is not the only contributing factor to hypoglycemia. You should see a bariatric physician to make sure that your desired weight management plan will be safe and effective. ...Read more

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How many carbs grams are you eating a day if you are pre-diabetic, diabetic, or trying to lose weight?

Very variable: Depends on your metabolic activity, and the age, and the physical activity and the food that you eat (there is a increased metabolic effect of certain food). The carbs should be used in combination with protein and good fat. The diabetic diet is good for everybody. ...Read more

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I train very intense every day as im a boxer but hv trouble losing weight, is 100g of carbs per day enough for my workouts? & will i lose weight fast?

I train very intense every day as im a boxer but hv trouble losing weight, is 100g of carbs per day enough for my workouts? & will i lose weight fast?

No: 100 g of carbs a day is not enough for a young male who is intense training, even if you are trying to lose weight. See a dietician to find out where you can cut fat calories as this will help you lose weight faster and still provide the energy you need to train. ...Read more

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To lose weight should I be more concerned with fat grams, calories, or carb intake?

To lose weight should I be more concerned with fat grams, calories, or carb intake?

Calories: To lose weight, the fat, sugar, carbs, etc are all important but if you decrease calories you normally decrease everything else. Eat 500cal/day less to lose one pound per week. Eating more veggies/fruits, lean protein, & whole grains will help decrease the bad fats & sugar intake, improve the nutrients received in food and still help you lose weight. ...Read more

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How many grams of protein should i eat daily? I am trying to lose weight and already lost 15 pounds. But now it has stalled. Currently i eat around 35gm of protein. Also, what should be my carb intake?

How many grams of protein should i eat daily? I am trying to lose weight and already lost 15 pounds. But now it has stalled. Currently i eat around 35gm of protein. Also, what should be my carb intake?

How tall and how: active are you? What is your weight?? Your intake is calculated based on your daily energy requirement. 35 gms of protein will seem like a low amount for an average sized female ...Read more

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How many carbs should I eat a day to LOSE weight and yes I exercise. Thanks in advance.

How many carbs should I eat a day to LOSE weight and yes I exercise. Thanks in advance.

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

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Can you lose weight on 100 carb a day diet with 1500 calories ?

Can you lose weight on 100 carb a day diet with 1500 calories ?

Answer 3 questions: 1- What yiu eat? ( portion control)
2- what you do- 3-4 40 minutes sessions of mixed high and low aerobic3- who tou are? ( that photo you have of you looking your best ) tape it to your drrssinhg mirror and stare at it firt thing in the morning and last thing bedore going to bed....wTRX straps.
All 3 ideas must be working for successful dieting and permanent weight loss. ...Read more

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Is carb cycling (2 high carb day followed by 1 low carb day) long term safe for someone who is athletic and don't need to lose weight ?

Depends what type of: exercising you are doing? High intensity, triathlon, marathon, or short burst, walking, running, sprinting? If you are a long, term high intensity runner, triathlon, you need to have more calories (carbs) before hand to not burn up (or consume) your muscles as fuel instead of the carbs. If you just do mild exercising (nothing long distance), it will be safer. Moderation is key! ...Read more

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Please help, how much protein, fat, cals, and carbs should I be intake a day in order to lose weight?

Use minimum essentia: Your weight can guide you. But eat a balanced diet with ample fruits, veggies, grains and some good quality proteins which are found in eggs, poultry/ fish, nuts, tofu and low fat milk. Avoid excess of fat if you want to lose weight, ...To eating less add daily exercise and you will be able to lose weight if you persist with this discipline for the long term. ...Read more

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If i eat a low carb diet and drink 2 gallons of water a day will i lose weight fast?

If i eat a low carb diet and drink 2 gallons of water a day will i lose weight fast?

Calories, exercise: If you also do aerobic exercise at least 3-5 times a week, weights to build muscle, and restrict your intake of calories by about 300kcal less a day, you will lose about a pound a week which is safest. The main thing is to learn new habits by changing the old over time. Smaller portions with white smaller plates actually has been studied to help. Drink water or water-based soup or salad first. ...Read more

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I eat lots of protein, slow burning carbs, and I STILL can't lose weight, even with a 6 day a week exercise routine. Do I have insulin resistance?

I eat lots of protein, slow burning carbs, and I STILL can't lose weight, even with a 6 day a week exercise routine.  Do I have insulin resistance?

Weight loss: Exercise may build muscle, which can add to weight, even though you are more trim. However, most of us eat more than we think, and exercise less than we think. Recommend getting a fitbit or equivalent and use not only the exercise features, but the calorie/food counting features. If you tally up all your food every day, you may have some surprises. ...Read more

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Is cutting carbs a good way to lose weight?

Is cutting carbs a good way to lose weight?

Absolutely, Always: Ancel keys promoted theory that sat fat drive artery disease; still being promoted by the aha. Actual research has never supported that this is true, despite billions of taxpayers $ being spent to promote. Hf/lc healthy, not lf/hc. Study: big fat lies, mcgovern's report, science for smart people, big fat fiasco, dietdoctor, fatheadmovie, lustig, taubes, attia, nusi.Org. Enig, westman, yudkin, etc. ...Read more

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How many carbs should I eat daily want to lose weight?

Dieting: The secret of dieting is the combination of low calories ( 1500 calories/day) combined with regular moderate cardiovascular exercise. The right diet is one that is high in protein (60% of the calories) and low in fats and sugars. Carbohydrates should be around 25% of the diet. In a 1500 calorie diet that would 375 calories or 90 grams of carbs in a day. ...Read more

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What can I do to get carbs while trying to lose weight?

What can I do to get carbs while trying to lose weight?

Whole, Fresh Sources: Emphasize fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes (beans), leafy greens and whole grain sources of carbohydrates. Whole food sources that are eaten raw or steamed are preferred. Avoid highly processed carbohydrates, as well foods with highly refined sugar, high fructose corn syrup and high glycemic load. ...Read more

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Is no carb diet, to lose weight, healthy in the long run?

Is no carb diet, to lose weight, healthy in the long run?

No: your body needs carbohydrates for metabolism to run efficiently. Without carbs in your diet, your body is breaking down protein and fat to run your body. It not healthy. Your body is also making wastes ketone bodies that have to be excreted in the urine to prevent your body from excess ketones, its another unhealthy state. ...Read more

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How can eating lots of fat and no carbs help you lose weight?

Depends on the fats: A body's metabolism varies person: person and a diet heavy in poly unsat. Oils vis saturated oils differs that fat though oils can become fats. Initially your body is looking for simpler fuels to utilize, and without carbs it is forced to use alternate fuels ie proteins and fats. Fat has a lot more energy release- and once your body is forced to use this fuel, long term- not good. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many carbs should I eat in order to lose weight?

Carbs: Ideally about 60g daily, but even 100g is ok provided those carbs have a low glycemic index(<40).Focus of proteins and fats in your diet. ...Read more

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Do I have to have a no carb diet in order to lose weight because my body gets energy from fat?

Do I have to have a no carb diet in order to lose weight because my body gets energy from fat?

Absolutely, Always: Fat storage is driven by carbs, not fat in food. Ability to burn sugar for energy is limited. Fate sugar inside cells: 1. Krebs cycle-limited, 2. Store as glycogen-limited, 3. Bind to proteins-very limited & not healthy, 4. Convert to triglyceride fats & export for storage. Continued carb intake drives cells to quit taking in sugars (despite insulin+amylin), called Insulin resistance >> diabetes! ...Read more

Carbs (Definition)

Carbs is an abbreviation for carbohydrates. The human body breaks down carbohydrates into basic sugars such ...Read more