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Doctor insights on: Caloric Intake And Weight Maintenance

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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


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I increased my calories to 1400 calories a day and I should be maintaining my weight but instead i gained three pounds why?

I increased my calories to 1400 calories a day and I should be maintaining my weight but instead i gained three pounds why?

Calories and weight: Several common reasons. First, weight gain can come from fluid retention, which can be due to many factors: premenstrual, high salt intake, heavy exercise with soreness, others. Second, you may be eating more than you think. How good are you at counting calories? Most people underestimate. Portion size is confusing. A food scale may help, along with a diary. ...Read more

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If a woman, age 56, with a semi active lifestyle wanted to Lose weight safely. How many calories a day does a 312 pound she need to maintain herweight?

If a woman, age 56, with a semi active lifestyle wanted to
Lose weight safely. How many calories a day does a 312 pound she need to maintain herweight?

Please be safe: and do your weight loss program under the care of your doc or one who specializes in weight management. The very best to you. Peace and good health. Focus more on your health than the number on the scale. ...Read more

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Why do I need a calorie deficit to lose 20 pounds if the calories needed to maintain my weight is the same whether I weigh 115 or 102 pounds?

Why do I need a calorie deficit to lose 20 pounds if the calories needed to maintain my weight is the same whether I weigh 115 or 102 pounds?

Weight loss: Your caloric requirement is just a guess- the amount required for a 115 and 102 lb person is different, but not by a whole lot. The caloric deficit you will need to maintain to lose 20 lbs is way more than the piddly difference between the metabolic requirement. To lose 20 lbs in 6 months you will need a deficit of about 400 cal/day every day. ...Read more

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How much calories should I eat a day to maintain my weight on the depo pevera shot I'm 121 pounds and I'm also breastfeeding. I'm 20 yrs old?

How much calories should I eat a day to maintain my weight on the depo pevera shot I'm 121 pounds and I'm also breastfeeding. I'm 20 yrs old?

Calories: To feed a baby requires 700 extra calories per day. If you normally consume a 1800-2000cal diet, then, to breast feed your baby requires 2500-2700cal per day to maintain your current weight. ...Read more

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How many calories per day are needed to maintain weight?

How many calories per day are needed to maintain weight?

500 less than usual: Eating your usual diet will maintain your weight or cause you to plateau. To break your plateau you must decrease your calories for a time period, usually 1-2 weeks. For example, if you usually eat 2200 to 2000 calories then you need to decrease your caloric intake to 1500-1800 calories for a few weeks only if cleared by your physician. No strenuous exercise during this time. ...Read more

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What amount of calories should I eat to maintain my weight?

What amount of calories should I eat to maintain my weight?

Calories, Nutrients: There are formulas 4calculating how many calories/day someone needs 2consume 2maintain certain weight. They take into account person's height, current weight & activity level. Websites that also help ppl track what they eat, nutrients they're getting, etc., usu. Have their own formulas (e.g., mynetdiary.Com, fitday.Com, livestrong.Com's myplate). But do learn about nutrition, eating balanced diet. ...Read more

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54 how many calories/day should I consume to maintain my weight?

54 how many calories/day should I consume to maintain my weight?

Calculation:: Take your weight in pounds, multiply by 10, and add to that 10-30% depending on how much activity you engage in. Below that amount would be interpreted by your body as starvation and send it into starvation mode which includes to conserve fat stores. ...Read more

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What are effective ways to figure out calories to maintain weight?

What are effective ways to figure out calories to maintain weight?

Calculation:: Take your weight in pounds, multiply by 10, and add to that 10-30% depending on how much activity you engage in. Below that amount would be interpreted by your body as starvation and send it into starvation mode which includes to conserve fat stores. ...Read more