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How many calories do I need to lose weight?

How many calories do I need to lose weight?

Burn more than eat: Overall it comes down to how much you consume. You should burn more than that. There are programs (try looking them up online) that can count your calories for you. And some that will estimate how many you burn from certain activities. They aren't perfect but can be good estimates. Eat healthy and don't over eat. Avoid junk food including soda and alcohol. ...Read more

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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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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 calories do I need to lose weight?

How calories do I need 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 regular exercise). Your basal metabolic rate would be 1, 433calories 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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I wish to know how many calories intake to lose weight?

I wish to know how many calories intake to lose weight?

Check your BMR: A good way to find out how many calories you should consume is to have your doctor figure out how many calories your body consumes while at rest, on a daily basis. This number (your basal metabolic rate or bmr) is a good starting point to personalize your diet and exercise program. Many doctors offices have "body composition analysers" that can easily do this. ...Read more

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How much calories do I need to consume to gain weight healthily?

How much calories do I need to consume to gain weight healthily?

Difficult to Say: We need to know more to advise you. Are you male or female? Current weight? How tall are you? Are you very active or pretty inactive? Weight training? All of these & other factors come into play. Webmd and many other sites have calorie calculators that ask a variety of questions and can give a range for each day. Also note that the number will be an average per day. ...Read more

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Can you explain how many calories do need to lose weight?

Tricky: Obviously your individual height and weight will play a role, as well if men or women. Instead of having a definitive number in mind, consider a few easy ways to reduce the caloric intake daily. Stay away from sweetened drinks and soda. Walk for at least 30 minutes each day. These two maneuvers will play a much greater role in helping you to maintain or lose weight instead of obsessing calories. ...Read more

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How many calories do I need to burn to lose just one pound?

How many calories do I need to burn to lose just one pound?

3500 calories: You have to cut down 3500 calories in your diet to loose one pound if you cut down 500 calories per day, you will loose 1 pound in on week, and approx 4 lbs in a month. ...Read more

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

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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How many carbohydrates do I need to consume per day to lose weight?

How many carbohydrates do I need to consume per day to lose weight?

It varies: There is no magic number of carbohydrates per day needed to lose weight. Instead focus on eating small frequent meals with a mixture of nutrients at each meal. Your carb choices should be healthy carbs--whole grains especially-- and as a general rule should make up about one quarter to one third of your plate. ...Read more

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How many calories a day do I have to maintain to lose weight?

How many calories a day do I have to maintain to lose weight?

Dieting: Calories: It is thought that about 1200 to 1500 calories/day is a good safe and healthy approach to dieting. Weight watchers has a great program that tries to get to this place in the daily caloric intake. ...Read more

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

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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If i want to lose weight how many calories to eat and not affect my health?

If i want to lose weight how many calories to eat and not affect my health?

See below: Tough to give you an exact number without knowing more of your medical history and seeing your growth chart. To lose weight, you simply need to be taking in less calories than you are burning off. A healthy diet with increased exercise will accomplish this. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many carbs should I eat if trying to reduce intake and lose weight?

Can you let me know how many carbs should I eat if trying to reduce intake and lose weight?

Zero ThoughDifficult: As omnivores, our bodies typically extremely good at adapting. In very healthy, <50% all carb/sugar from food, rest from protein, then fat converted into glucose+ketone bodies from fat. Brain happy with either, though ketone bodies generally better, many feel, think & function better. Thus intake of any carb is optional. To ?body fat, eat hf/lc & exercise works best. Also cholesterol made inside. ...Read more

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Do i need to burn more calories then i eat to lose weight?

Yes: It's simple math. Your weight is controlled by total calories. Eat 3500 more than you burn off and your body will store those as weight. Burn off 3500 that you don't eat and your body will break down one pound of fat to provide those calories for your metabolism. It's not rocket science. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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How many calories to eat to maintain weight if i exercise daily?

How many calories to eat to maintain weight if i exercise daily?

no set calories: Your weight is the guide. Most people can maintain their weight with 1500 to 2000 calories per day depending on their activity level. If your weight is where you want it to be then you do not need to adjust your calories; otherwise you can cut food or increase it till your goal for weight is achieved. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much weight do I need to lose to get to healthy BMI (weight)?

Can you tell me how much weight do I need to lose to get to healthy BMI (weight)?

It depends: Upon where you're starting from. The more you weight, the more you need to lose. Healthy bmi is usually considered to be from 18.5 - 24.9, but there are many more things that go into being healthy than just bmi. ...Read more

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What do you eat to lose weight usually?

What do you eat to lose weight usually?

Whole foods...: The foods you eat will have a major impact on your weight, but they are not the only factors. For detailed discussion of why people gain and lose weight, please my blog at www.Mdprevent.Blogspot.Com. Read "why you get fat" first and then "why you stay fat.". ...Read more

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How many calories to eat in order to lose weight?

How many calories to eat in order to lose weight?

Less: Less calories in than you put out equals weight loss. Best to see your family doc before you start any diet...A good idea is to get a referral and meeting with a registered dietician to discuss dietary plans and activity programs. ...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