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Doctor insights on: Caloric Intake And Weight Loss In Women

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How many calories are needed for a 150 lb 38 yr old woman to lose weight?

How many calories are needed for a 150 lb 38 yr old woman to lose weight?

Diet and exercise: We would need to know your height, and also it would be beneficial to know your current activity level as well. But for an example let us say you are 5'5" and currently sedentary (no regularl exercise). Your basal metabolic rate would be 1, 433 calories per day which is the number of calories your body burns at rest. Your daily calorie needs would be 1, 720. Eat less than that & exercise more! ...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 should a 165 lb 33 yr old woman consume if she wants to lose weight?

How many calories should a 165 lb 33 yr old woman consume if she wants to lose weight?

1500 cal/d: This being said, it all depends on how tall you are and what you baseline health is. It's not only the intake that is important, but also how much you burn whatever you have already stored. That is why dieting alone with no exercise is not as efficient. ...Read more

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How many calories should a 165 lb, 33 yr old woman consume if she wants to lose weight?

How many calories should a 165 lb, 33 yr old woman consume if she wants to lose weight?

Not that simple: Stop all forms of sugar and sweeteners and you will lose weight. Weight gain and loss is governed by the hypothalamus, part of the computer that is the lower part of the brain. It is not quantiy, it is quality that decides the issue. ...Read more

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How many calories do I need to lose weight? My lifestyle is sedentary. I'm a 33 yr. Old , female who is 5'3 and weighs 224 pounds

How many calories do I need to lose weight? My lifestyle is sedentary. I'm a 33 yr. Old , female who is 5'3 and weighs 224 pounds

Listen to your body: You need a life style change. See kelly mcgonigal's the will power instinct on you tube or her book to make a sustained life style change. Eat 6 small healthy meals with lots of colorful raw vegetables, a small amount of slow carbs like cooked quinoa, buckwheat, or amaranth (which should be soaked for 8 hour, and rinsed well before cooking), and beans, fish or high quality meat, and fruit. ...Read more

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Ia 23 yr old female and 4 feet 9 inches and I weigh 154.What can I do to lose weight and keepvit off.I watch what I eat and I count calories?

Ia  23 yr old female and 4 feet 9 inches and I weigh 154.What can I do to lose weight and keepvit off.I watch what I eat and I count calories?

Several things: Eating the right foods and the right amounts is very important. A point system like weight watchers is a balanced system that is good but no diet is good without enough cardiovascular exercise. You must get 60-90 minutes of cardiovascular exercise every day if you want to lose weight. You should also drink 8 , 8 oz glasses of water + 1 additional glass for each 20 lb you want to lose. ...Read more

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How many calories does a 28 year old woman who is lightly active need to consume to lose weight? I am 140lbs but wish to lose five

How many calories does a 28 year old woman who is lightly active need to consume to lose weight? I am 140lbs but wish to lose five

weight loss math: To maintain your current weight, you probably need to consume about 2000 cal/day. A pound of fat = 3500 calories. To lose 5 lbs, you need to burn 5 x 3500=17500 cal. If you eat 1500 cal/day (500 cal deficit) it will take you 35 days to lose 5 lbs. More exercise (increased burn) helps. However, counting calories is hard. Most people underestimate portion size. Good luck. ...Read more

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Im 18 years old woman, 167 CM and 70 kg and my goal is 58. I m not exercising. How much calories i must eat per day to lose weight quickly?

Im 18 years old woman, 167 CM and 70 kg and my goal is 58. I m not exercising. How much calories i must eat per day to lose weight quickly?

1200-1500 cal/day: You should consume about 1, 500 calories a day to reach your goal weight of 58 kg . This is at a reasonable weight loss average of 0.45 kg per week, which should be reached by november. It may vary slightly depending on other factors. Generally, women should not consume any less than 1, 200 calories per day, . ...Read more

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27yrs old female. Height 5'5, Weigh 160 & healthy. I want to get down to 130lb. Is 130lb too small?How many calories do I consume a day to lose weight

27yrs old female. Height 5'5, Weigh 160 & healthy. I want to get down to 130lb. Is 130lb too small?How many calories do I consume a day to lose weight

To Lose Weight: See Physician for Balanced diet with 1500 Cal/day including Fruits, vegetables and whole grains Fish twice a week Low-fat dairy Oat Meal Walnuts Flax seeds Soy Beans Avocado Grapefruit Pea nut Butter Ginger Chili Pepper Flakes Honey Olive Oil Drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of fluid a day will also help Daily Exercise-walking, running, hiking, swimming; gradually increase duration and pace ...Read more

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What should my calorie intake be to lose weight? My first Doctor said 1200 but calculators say 2100. 310lbs 5'3" female 22 years old. Thank you!

What should my calorie intake be to lose weight? My first Doctor said 1200 but calculators say 2100. 310lbs 5'3" female 22 years old. Thank you!

It depends: Do you want to sustain your weight or lose weight? It may be best to consider weight loss since a 5'3" frame will have diffculty sustaining that weight over time without joint damage. Your calorie recommendations are extremes on a spectrum. I would suggest starting at 2500 carefullly counted for 2 months are drop by 100 every 2 months until you get to 1500. Return to 1800 when at goal weight. ...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