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I'm 5'3", female, 31 years old, I weigh 182 lbs. ... I need help losing weight..how many calories should I eat a day to lose weight?

I'm 5'3", female, 31 years old, I weigh 182 lbs. ... I need help losing weight..how many calories should I eat a day to lose weight?

David L. Katz, MD: Please take a look at books by david l. Katz, md. He uses an holistic approach to weight management and overall health. There are so many diets out there; the one you can stick to and slowly decrease weight is best. Dr. Katz can provide good info for you. The very best to you. Please see your doc first and consider a low carb food plan. ...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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When i'm on my height and weight, how many calories should I eat a day lose weight?

When i'm on my height and weight, how many calories should I eat a day lose weight?

About 100-1200 Calor: If you slowly cut down on your daily calories, you can lose weight. Avoid calorie rich foods (like milk products/icecreams and butterand fried foods). Consume more fruits and veggetables instead of carbs and also reduce sweets/avoid sugars when possible.In addition move actively, walk daily and exercise for30 mins daily. ...Read more

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I am a big guy(6'4 350) and i exercise everyday &want to lose weight. How many calories should I eat in a day to lose weight?

I am a big guy(6'4 350) and i exercise everyday &want to lose weight. How many calories should I eat in a day to lose weight?

Consider: It depends...Before starting any diet, i would recommend that you consult with your family doc....He can give you more detailed dietary recommendations and refer you to a nutritionist/registered dietician..Exercise and diet are essential parts of a weight loss program...But, do it under the supervision and monitoring of your family doc. ...Read more

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Hi i'm 24 years old 5'1 and i weigh 162 i want to weigh 120 how many calories should I eat a day to lose my weight?

Hi i'm 24 years old 5'1 and i weigh 162 i want to weigh 120 how many calories should I eat  a day to lose my weight?

Reduce calories slow: You can only lose weight if you burn more calories than you consume. So cut out calories gradually but persistently every day down to minimum. Over a period of one month you should be able to lose 4-6 pounds...So it will take you about one year to lose the extra weight. You should also reduce meats and sugars in your diet and go with fruits and veggies and grains as your main diet. ...Read more

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How many calories I should eat per day to lose weight ?

How many calories I should eat per day to lose weight ?

LoseIt: Load the free app loseit and follow directions. It will calculate your daily calorie intake and you record your foods and watch the weight disappear. Good luck! ...Read more

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How calories should I eat per day to lose weight?

How calories should I eat per day to lose weight?

DEPENDS: It depends on how much you weigh, how many pounds you need to loose and over how long period as a rule you have to cut down 3500 calories to loose 1 lb of weight so sit down with a calculater and find out for yourself how many calories you need to eat daily but if you plan to loose weight too fast, you should do it under medical supervision only. ...Read more

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What amount of calories should I eat in a day to lose weight?

What amount of calories should I eat in a day to lose weight?

Depends on many item: 3500 calorie deficit = 1 pound of weight loss (excluding water loss). ...Read more

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What amount of calories should I eat a day and still lose weight?

Depends: To lose weight you must burn off more than you eat. Therefore the amount of activity must be considered. ...Read more

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Is it true that it's ok to eat less than 1000 calories per day to lose weight?

Not long term: Also depends on what's in those calories. You need 13 essential vitamins, 15 essential minerals, essential fatty acids, essential amino acids, and water to survive. If your body gets what it needs, it doesn't need more. It's not wise or safe to get it from pills so make sure the foods you are eating contains the essentials. No carb is essential to human health because glucose comes from protein. ...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