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How do you know how many calories to consume a day if you want ot loose weight?

How do you know how many calories to consume a day if you want ot loose weight?

Wt Loss: It's not just counting calories.The most important is the source of those calories. One can consume more calories from healthy food and it varies on what goal one wants to reach. ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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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 can I do if my doctor wants me to loose weight eating 800 calories a day. What should I eat?

What can I do if my doctor wants me to loose weight eating 800 calories a day. What should I eat?

Nutritionist: If you are really going to eating this little per day, would recommend that you work with a nutrionist who can help to monitor your health. ...Read more

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If eat 1, 300 calories per day, i need to burn 1, 300+ calories everyday? A doctor said you must burn more calories than you consume to loose weight.

If eat 1, 300 calories per day, i need to burn 1, 300+ calories everyday? A doctor said you must burn more calories than you consume to loose weight.

Yes: You need to shift you balance towards a net loss of calories per day. There are 3500cal in a lb of fat so by burning 500 extra calories per day can result in a loss of 1lb per week. Diet is one way to cut back but exercise on top of diet can provide an even larger caloric deficit. Go online to www.Myfitnesspal.Com sign up for their calorie tracking program. That is a great place to start. ...Read more

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What quantity of calories should a 16 year old boy eat to loose weight?

See nutritionist: The best way to lose weight is to change your eating habits to a healthier meal plan...... So you are not hungry. A 16 year old boy is still growing and so you do not want to reduce calories too much. A nutritionist can really help you see how to change the way you eat and not just eat fewer calories. ...Read more

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I am planning to eat healthy and loose weight what vegetables can I eat foods that are low in calories and keep me healthy?

I am planning to eat healthy and loose weight what vegetables can I eat foods that are low in calories and keep me healthy?

Eat real food: If your food existed 75 years ago then it is probably healthy. Don't eat foods with more than 5 ingredients despite health claims on the box. Almost any vegetable is healthy and low in calories. Fruits may have high calories but the benefits outweigh the downsides. Don't over indulge. Eat a goodsize breakfast, medium lunch and a small dinner and the pounds will come off. Stop eating out! ...Read more

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What amount of calories should I consume a day to lose weight but also have energy to workout?

What amount of calories should I consume a day to lose weight but also have energy to workout?

Calories: Don't focus on calories.If you eat low carbohydrate , low glycemic index(<40) foods every 3 hours, protein with every meal, you will have the energy you need to exercise at the same time losing weight.Calirie restricted diets do not work in the long term. ...Read more

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I'm 5'5, 27yrs old & I weigh 171.2 with no illness or other health issues. How many calories do I have to consume a day to lose weight?

I'm 5'5, 27yrs old & I weigh 171.2 with no illness or other health issues. How many calories do I have to consume a day to lose weight?

Diet AND exercise: For weight loss and optimal health- you need a multi-pronged approach. Changing the diet will help, but you should also have an exercise program. I suggest weight training- as that will build muscle which then serves to 'burn' fat even when you're not working out. This is because of the increased metabolic demands of the muscle you've added. For the food changes -try soups before meals to eat less ...Read more

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Am i absolutely sure to lose weight if i consume less than 1200 calories a day? This seems a bit too easy.. I am currently weighing 158 pounds

Am i absolutely sure to lose weight if i consume less than 1200 calories a day? This seems a bit too easy.. I am currently weighing 158 pounds

No guarantees: 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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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


Dr. Isaak Halegoua
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Occupational Therapy (Definition)

Occupational therapy is a type of physical therapy to improve one's engagement of activities of daily living and their occupation. It includes reintroducing daily tasks of living including physical and mental task to help one improve a type of disability. Hand therapy is also a ...Read more