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How Many Carbs For Obese To Lose Weigh
I'm 19, 5'3-5'4 and weigh about 140 how many calories do I need to consume a day to maintain weight and how many to lose weight?
2242 Calories/day: Firstly, your height and weight yield a body mass index (BMI) of 24.8 - very healthy, congratulations! Secondly, you didn't state how active you are - couch potato? On the soccer team? Assuming lightly active (usual school and household activities plus, say, walking ~2 miles, or 4000 steps a day), you can eat 2242 Cal/day. Less than that loses weight, at rate of 3500 Cal to lose 1 pound. Helps? ...Read more
It depends: It depends on how much weight you need to lose to get to your ideal goal.Ultimately you need to create a negative balance between your caloric intake and expenditure( of energy). If you cut down on rich foods like milk, dairy products, fats and suagrs, you will lose weight. If you add daily exercise and burn off 100 to 200 calories then you will lose weight . Aim for 1200 to 1500 calories daily. ...Read more
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
Caloric intake: You will get a lot of different answers to this question depending on who you ask. I feel that you can go down to about 1000 calories per day at the lowest, but this really depends on how active you are. If you are exercising a lot, you may need to take in more calories than that. If you are not active at all, 1000 might be okay. Keep in mind this doesn't account for protein intake which you need. ...Read more
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
It depends : It depends on how much you weigh and how many pounds you want to gain.But as a general rule if you eat more than your bmr, that is the number of calories you burn daily, which depends on your weight, height, amount of activity daily.So it is easy anything in excess of that will make you gain weight if you have a normal metabolism. ...Read more
Let me exlainp: You have to give your weight and age to determine the average calories you need. You need 2038 calories/day to maintain your weight you need 1538 calories/day to lose 1 lb per week you need 1038 calories/day to lose 2 lb per week you need 2538 calories/day to gain 1 lb per week you need 3038 calories/day to gain 2 lb per week those number based 0n 160 pound weight. ...Read more
Depends on goal: Consume about 10-12 calories per pound of desired weight and adjust as needed. It is important to make healthy choices like avoiding simple sugars and carbs. Try to consume more whole grains and fiber as well as high protein foods. Need to add strength and core program to enhance your results. Lean muscle mass increased your metabolism. ...Read more
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
If I am 19 years old and weight 58 kilo i want to lose weight how many calories to eat and how much to exercise per day?
Enuf 2 stay healthy: Ok, it is clear that one must eat fewer calories and exercise more to lose weight. But there is an optimal number of calories and nutrients needed to maintain energy levels, basic functioning, health. So a balanced but lower-calorie diet is needed, and few medical or nutrition experts would let that be under 1500 calories in most cases. Go to a credible site or provider and create a balanced diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No set amount: The idea is calorie balance. Weight is a simple equation. Always has been and always will be. You can't cheat the equation with tricks or diet plans or supplements. To lose weight, eat less calories than you burn. So, either burn more or eat less but keep a healthy balance. First talk with your doc to see if you even need to lose and if it would even be healthy for you to do so. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Losing weight: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. Good Luck ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a 182 pound female trying to lose weight doing insanity. What are appropriate calories to consume daily?
~3500: The average person probably burns about 100 calories for every mile run.That means you'd have to run about 30-35 miles to drop a pound.On the other hand, eliminating one regular coke a day for a year will help you lose 15 lbs.Although exercising is important, cleaning up the diet is a quicker way to lose weight.Often we focus to much on increasing the exercise when we should focus more on the diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Losing weight.: There are 3,500 calories burned for each pound lost. So multiple that x 5. Slower loss is better. Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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