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How many calories should I be eating daily to lose weight?

How many calories should I be eating daily to lose weight?

It depends on you BM: One can not advice you without knowing how tall are you, how much you weigh and what your bmi is.And if you have any coexisting condition like diabetes, hypertension or you smoke.And what your cholestero count is and your blood sugar and aic hemoglobin. Then only we can tell you how many calories and what kind of calories diet you should be on. ...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 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 many calories should I eat a day if i'm trying to gain weight?

How many calories should I eat a day if i'm trying to gain weight?

Difficult to Say: There is not enough information to guide you. What is your weight currently? Are you male or female? How tall are you? Are you very active or pretty inactive? Do you have chronic illnesses? All of these factors & many others come into play. Webmd and many other sites have calorie calculators that ask a variety of questions and can give a goal for each day. ...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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My weight is 148. How many calories I have to take every day to lose weight. How much I have to burn calories per day.

My weight is 148. How many calories I have to take every day to lose weight. How much I have to burn calories per day.

Need more info: Need your height to try to assess what you should weigh and to make an educated estimate of your caloric needs. ...Read more

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How many calories should I be eating a day if I want to lose weight?

How many calories should I be eating a day if I want to lose weight?

Calories WrongIssue;: measured in a Calorie Meter: http://goo.gl/i20nOZ. Study: http://goo.gl/RPGWXs & (to understand why carbohydrates drive obesity) http://goo.gl/Syte0r. Study: http://goo.gl/DKvdSI, http://goo.gl/mpd4Y6, http://goo.gl/gGXn9f, http://goo.gl/cypKOp, http://nusi.org, http://goo.gl/XjgiP6, http://goo.gl/ynq0BZ, http://goo.gl/LG8tKl, http://goo.gl/JH8XBX & http://goo.gl/ubDC9h for better understanding. ...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 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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How many meals should I eat a day if I want to lose weight?

How many meals should I eat a day if I want to lose weight?

Wrong question: The number of meals does not matter, is the total calories you consume. By taking in fewer calories than you need, you will lose weight. Rough formula-weight in pounds x 10= number of calories needed per day. By decreasing your intake by 500 cal/day you can lose 1 pound per week. ...Read more

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How many calories should I be eating a day if i want to gain weight?

How many calories should I be eating a day if i want to gain weight?

Excess of need: Put olive oil or butter or coconut oil on everything you eat. This will add a whole bunch of healthy calories to your dietdo resistance training to build muscle. ...Read more

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How many calories should I burn daily to lose weight?

How many calories should I burn daily to lose weight?

Depends: It depends on your height and weight. For a reliable source of information about using calories to lose weight see http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/calories/wt00011. However, losing weight is not just about calories because there are healthy and unhealthy ways to lose weight. If you eat healthy foods like vegetables, calories become less important to weight loss. Exercise is also important. ...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 hours a day should I exercise to lose weight quickly?

How many hours a day should I exercise to lose weight quickly?

See below.: 1 hou of exercise is about 500 calories and there are 3500 calories in a lb of fat. 1 hour each day for a week is 1 lb of wt loss. Couple this with reduced intak and you are on your way. ...Read more

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How many calories a day should I eat to lose 1kg in a week ?

How many calories a day should I eat to lose 1kg in a week ?

See below: If the average diet is about 2200 cal/day, subtrasct 500 cal and you'll lose about 1 kg/week, which is a safe rate of loss. ...Read more

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How many calories per day should I eat to lose 2 pounds a week? I weigh 184 and need to lose 60 pounds.

How many calories per day should I eat to lose 2 pounds a week? I weigh 184 and need to lose 60 pounds.

3500CALS/1LB: It depends on how many calories you need to maintain your present weight.It can be calculated by your weight and height which we can use to calculate your bmr(basal metabolic rate) add to it cals burnt by your daily activitirs and exercises etc.That gives the number of cals you need to maintain your weight you need to be negative 7000 cals per week to loose 2 lbs a week. ...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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How many calories should I consume per day to lose 3 pounds a week?

Your basic needs: You can loose that many pounds just by eating what is recommended for you based on your gender, age and physical condition, just by exercising more. Fro the same amount of calories, the timing of what you eat is also very improtant. Eat most of your meals in the morning and almost nothing in the evening. ...Read more

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For a man how many calories should I consume a day to aid weight loss?

For a man how many calories should I consume a day to aid weight loss?

Calories: You can eat as many calories as you like provided you exercise enough to burn up those calories. Perhaps you should see both a dietitian and/or an exercise professional. ...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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I am 240 pounds would like to loose weight how many calories should I burn each day to loose weight fast but in a healthy way?

I am 240 pounds would like to loose weight how many calories should I burn each day to loose weight fast but in a healthy way?

Height? Assume 5'6": Congratulations on taking on a project that will teach you a lot about energy balance for life. Goal weight should be about 135 pounds (more if taller). That's 100+ lb wt loss; losing 25+ lbs would be tremendous. Eat about 1500 calories daily focused on veggies, fruits, whole grains, healthy protein and fat. Burn off an extra 300 calories daily. Goal loss: 1to 1.5 lb/wk. Persevere....BE PATIENT! ...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