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16 year old female, weight 150 i play basketball, have pratice everyday for about 2 hours or less except on saturday. 5'11. Calories to lose weight?

16 year old female, weight 150 i play basketball, have pratice everyday for about 2 hours or less except on saturday. 5'11. Calories to lose weight?

Healthy diet: For your height, that may be a normal weight. Check with your doctor to see how your bmi (body mass index) looks on a growth chart. Muscle weighs more than fat, so if you are exercising regularly, you may have more muscle mass now. Don't go on a weight-loss diet. Just eat healthy foods, avoid junk foods, and continue to exercise. ...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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I'm a 19 year old female and weigh 305 pounds. Would it be healthy to eat 1200-1500 calories a day and exercise 30-60 min to lose weight?

I'm a 19 year old female and weigh 305 pounds. Would it be healthy to eat 1200-1500 calories a day and exercise 30-60 min to lose weight?

Careful: At 305 pounds you may have several potentially significant health issues. Before drastically reducing caloric intake and increasing exercising, see an md and make sure you can do these things, and ask advice for the healthy route. Best of health and luck! ...Read more

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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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How many calories I should be eating a day to lose weight.I'm 20 years old a female. I weigh 136.5 pounds and 5'4.Working out everyday?

How many calories I should be eating a day to lose weight.I'm 20 years old a female. I weigh 136.5 pounds and 5'4.Working out everyday?

Depends: It all depends on how much you expend in activities. Do realize also that if your muscles start to bulk up, you may weigh slightly more even though you may be losing fat. Most people can do ok with 2000 cal/day but if your activities demand more, then you will need to eat more and vice versa. I do think weight training is more effective than simply aerobic exercise in weight reduction. ...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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How many calories should 16 year olds eat to lose weight?

How many calories should 16 year olds eat to lose weight?

Difficult to Say: Knowing you are 17 & female is not enough to determine this. Are you normal weight, overweight, underweight? How tall are you? Are you very active or pretty inactive? All of these 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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How many calories should a person 5'10 and 23 year old eat to lose weight?

How many calories should a person 5'10 and 23 year old eat to lose weight?

LoseIt: Go to the apple store and download loseit for free and follow the directions. It will help you better understand your daily calorie count. ...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

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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What should a thirteen year old girl eat to lose weight? How many calories daily?

What should a thirteen year old girl eat to lose weight? How many calories daily?

Whole foods : Most people eat too many processed sugary foods that are high in calories and low in nutritional value. To start cut out all soda and fruit juice and rely on water as main hydration. Eating a piece of fruit is lower in calories than juice. Eat lots of veggies, lean proteins, including nuts, beans and eggs. Eat bread, rice, pasta, and potatotes rarely and avoid junk foods. Exercise also. ...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