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What is the amount of calories a day would a teenage girl need to eat to lose weight?

What is the amount of calories a day would a teenage girl need to eat to lose weight?

Need BMR: Need to know your baseline basal metabolic rate you can find your calorie need at exercise prescription site - exrx.Net and once you have your BMR eat either 200-300 calorie less or work out to build your BMR 200-500 more than baseline. ...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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How many calories do I need to eat each day to lose weight in a timely manner? 5'2, 130 pounds, 16 yo girl.

How many calories do I need to eat each day to lose weight in a timely manner? 5'2, 130 pounds, 16 yo girl.

What&HowMuch are Key: Calories wrong issue, estimated from burning in http://goo.gl/i20nOZ. Weight daily, nothing on, after arising&bathroom, using a scale to 0.1 lb resolution (with very reproducible readings) & log every reading; you can only learn from/control things you can quantify. Avoid carbs/sugars; though cheaper & widely promoted we convert them to fat in our liver, thus obesity. Study: http://goo.gl/Hxq58u. ...Read more

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How to figure out how many calories per day for a teenage girl to lose weight?

How to figure out how many calories per day for a teenage girl to lose weight?

No set amount: The idea is calorie balance. Weight is a simple equation. Always has been and always will be. You can't cheat the equation with tricks or diet plans or supplements. To lose weight, eat less calories than you burn. So, either burn more or eat less but keep a healthy balance. First talk with your doc to see if you even need to lose and if it would even be healthy for you to do so. ...Read more

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How many calories should a teenage girl burn every day to stay healthy (not lose weight)?

How many calories should a teenage girl burn every day to stay healthy (not lose weight)?

Don't Worry: Each individual has unique calorie needs based on their basal metabolic rate and level of physical activity. However, calorie counting really should not be undertaken by teenagers. Teens are growing and need good nutrition. Just focus on eating balanced, healthy meals and get plenty of exercise and sleep. ...Read more

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What should a thirteen year old girl eat to lose weight? How many calories daily?

What should a thirteen year old girl eat to lose weight? How many calories daily?

Whole foods : Most people eat too many processed sugary foods that are high in calories and low in nutritional value. To start cut out all soda and fruit juice and rely on water as main hydration. Eating a piece of fruit is lower in calories than juice. Eat lots of veggies, lean proteins, including nuts, beans and eggs. Eat bread, rice, pasta, and potatotes rarely and avoid junk foods. Exercise also. ...Read more

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Hello docs! can you tell me what could be a good calorie intake for a teen girl trying to lose weight?

Hello docs! can you tell me what could be a good calorie intake for a teen girl trying to lose weight?

Weight: Since you have not sent us any statistics it would be a good idea for you to see a doctor and find out if you really need to lose weight. ...Read more

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16y/old girl BMI of 21.1 - I'm trying to lose weight but I'm not anorexic. Is 1000-1200 calories a day not including exercise bad for me or good?

More info: Definitely need more information about your weight, dietary habits, activity level, height, type of exercise, etc. I will say 1000-1200 cal per day is not very much. ...Read more

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36 year old girl, 5ft3 tall, 217 pounds, plan to do exercise 4 times a week, light as have fibro +asthma, how many calories I need to lose weight?

36 year old girl, 5ft3 tall, 217 pounds, plan to do exercise 4 times a week,  light as have fibro +asthma, how many calories I need to lose weight?

You need more speci: You need more specifics. You can discuss with your physician. It may be 1200 to 800 calories. You need vitamins since if too low it is a vitamin deficient diet. Your physician can help guide you and have you sent to a dietician. ...Read more

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I'm a 5'2 18 year old girl and my weight is 138.6. Is it possible that i can lose weight with jogging 30mins everyday w/ a low calorie diet? Thanks.

I'm a 5'2 18 year old girl and my weight is 138.6. Is it possible that i can lose weight with jogging 30mins everyday w/ a low calorie diet? Thanks.

Yes: Regular exercise like jogging and a healthy diet should help you lose a good amount of weight over time. I advise a diet low in simple carbs like sugar and grains and high in vegetables. One of the best diets to support weight loss is dr. Joel fuhrman's- see http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/are-you-a-nutritarian.Aspx good luck! ...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