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How Much Weight Do You Need To Lose To Be Malnourished
BMI: Your Body Mass Index is calculated by dividing weight (kilograms) by height (meters) squared. A BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 is considered a healthy weight. BMI of 25-29.9 is overweight. Obesity is defined as BMI over 30 and morbid obesity is BMI 40 and above. You can calculate your BMI based on your height and weight. ...Read more
Check our apps: Healthtap doctors have reviewed hundreds of apps. Some of them are great for tracking your caloric needs and how much you take in and burn off. There are hundreds of the to download. Remember what dr. Weisberger answered - ultimately you need to eat less calories than you burn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tricky: Obviously your individual height and weight will play a role, as well if men or women. Instead of having a definitive number in mind, consider a few easy ways to reduce the caloric intake daily. Stay away from sweetened drinks and soda. Walk for at least 30 minutes each day. These two maneuvers will play a much greater role in helping you to maintain or lose weight instead of obsessing calories. ...Read more
Exercise: It takes a negative 3500 calories to lose one pound of fat. I.E. If you exercise each day and burn off 500 calories more that your baseline you will lose a pound a week without changing your intake. However your intake is overall much more important in the weight loss equation. ...Read more
More than 5-10 lbs.: Losing more than 5-10 pounds without changing your diet, increasing your exercise, and/or due to increased stress could signal a problem. It can be caused by malabsorption, thyroid disease, tapeworm, cancer, etc. Consult a physician immediately to identify the possible sources of the weight loss. ...Read more
Eat healthy high : Calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, . ...Read more
Depends: Most solid organ transplant centers have a weight limit or maximum body mass index (bmi) for recipients. This not only varies from center to center but also varies depending on the organ being transplanted. Our center has a maximum bmi of 30 for pancreas transplant recipients, 35 for kidney as well as lung recipients, but no limit for liver recipients (we have transplanted patients in the 50s). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Avoid carbs: If you want to loose weight or maintain healthy weight, stay away from simple carbs. The problem is that a lot of us crave sugars and high calory foods. There are several reasons for that. I approach healthy weight loss with specific foods that one should eat in plentitude, so you don't feel hungry and correcting gastro-intestinal dysbalance to eradicate bacteria that make you crave sugars. ...Read more
A little: Your body is still burning up calories when you sleep, although at a slower rate than when you're active and when awake. So you do lose a tiny amount of weight when you sleep. How much depends on factors like your baseline metabolic rate, temperature of the room and how much you toss and turn when you're asleep. ...Read more
Eat healthy foods: that are high in calories. Eat 6 meals /day. Work on strength training to build large muscle groups. Work out w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, Avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil &, canola oil. ...Read more
Difficult to Say: We need to know more to advise you. Are you male or female? Current weight? How tall are you? Are you very active or pretty inactive? Weight training? All of these & other 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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