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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

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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 do I have to maintain to lose weight? My weight 170 height is 5'5.

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

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Help, how much calories should I have everyday to lose weight or maintain and not gain?

Depends: First, it depends on your size, your daily physical activity, and your weight. Second, not all calories are the same. Some calories are more highly absorbed by the body than others. Instead of worrying about calories try to eat only healthy foods as i did. I lost 25 pounds without counting a calorie by simply eliminating foods that don't promote health such as processed and fried foods.. ...Read more

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If a woman, age 56, with a semi active lifestyle wanted to Lose weight safely. How many calories a day does a 312 pound she need to maintain herweight?

If a woman, age 56, with a semi active lifestyle wanted to
Lose weight safely. How many calories a day does a 312 pound she need to maintain herweight?

Please be safe: and do your weight loss program under the care of your doc or one who specializes in weight management. The very best to you. Peace and good health. Focus more on your health than the number on the scale. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Do i burn calories -lose weight- with adderrall, can i eat normally but lose weight while eating my normal diet -that maintains my weight- ?

Do i burn calories -lose weight- with adderrall, can i eat normally but lose weight while eating my normal diet -that maintains my weight- ?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is for ADD: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is indicated for ADD, ADHD, Narcolepsy, augmentation for antidepressants and other off label uses that your doctor may prescribe it for. It is not intended for weight loss. As an appetite suppressant, I believe it is very weak, since they're other medications that are indicated for weight loss. The bottom line is that you have to burn 3,500 calories to lose one pound of weight. ...Read more

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How to figure out how many calories per day for a teenage girl to lose weight?

How to figure out how many calories per day for a teenage girl to lose weight?

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 more

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How to figure out how many calories to lose weight when breastfeeding?

How to figure out how many calories to lose weight when breastfeeding?

500-600 cal varys: To support lactation and maintain maternal reserves, most mothers in developing countries will need to eat about 500-600 additional kilocalories every day. ...Read more

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How to figure out how many calories per day to lose weight while breastfeeding?

How to figure out how many calories per day to lose weight while breastfeeding?

It depends...: It depends on how much exercise you are getting. If your baby is only drinking breast milk, you're burning about 500 calories a day making milk. In a study, nursing moms taking in about 1700 calories a day lost weight without affecting their babies' health. ...Read more

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Can you get in shape and/or lose weight from walking regularly? It doesn't seem to burn many calories and i wonder if it's worth doing

Can you get in shape and/or lose weight from walking regularly? It doesn't seem to burn many calories and i wonder if it's worth doing

Yes: walking is a great way to get in shape to lose weight. How much you burn depends on how fast and how long you walk. In order to lose weight, your exercise must supplement a diet that is fewer calories than you need to maintain or gain weight. ...Read more

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What are effective ways to figure out calories to maintain weight?

What are effective ways to figure out calories to maintain weight?

Calculation:: Take your weight in pounds, multiply by 10, and add to that 10-30% depending on how much activity you engage in. Below that amount would be interpreted by your body as starvation and send it into starvation mode which includes to conserve fat stores. ...Read more

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How many calories do I need to lose weight?

How many calories do I need to lose weight?

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 more

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How many calories to eat in order to lose weight?

How many calories to eat in order to lose weight?

Less: Less calories in than you put out equals weight loss. Best to see your family doc before you start any diet...A good idea is to get a referral and meeting with a registered dietician to discuss dietary plans and activity programs. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight on 900 calories a day?

Is it possible to lose weight on 900 calories a day?

Yes - but that might: Be too low a calorie intake for many. Suggest you work with a nutritionist to develop a healthy nutrition/ weight loss plan. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what number of calories to lose weight?

Can you tell me what number of calories to lose weight?

Variable: That depends on a number of things such as rate of loss, gender, your size, your activity level etc. Cutting calories too sharply can actually lead to a decrease in metabolic rate. If you were to cut calories by 500 calories per day (other issues held constant) you could lose a pound per week. There are 3,500 calories per pound. Take care. ...Read more

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

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

Calories=misleading: concept, long used to delude public. What has always been true? Study: http://goo.gl/xWUg3r http://goo.gl/mpd4Y6 http://goo.gl/Syte0r https://goo.gl/dZycUn https://goo.gl/i8N4i6, https://goo.gl/thmXk4 https://goo.gl/xK9UdK https://goo.gl/WGzbFB http://goo.gl/Blh6rW http://goo.gl/GWev0g https://goo.gl/NtrFJi http://goo.gl/0oeAIk http://goo.gl/9Zz6GD https://goo.gl/Zz22ro & https://goo.gl/qjiXxS. ...Read more

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Do you lose weight if you don't eat the recommended calories?

Do you lose weight if you don't eat the recommended calories?

Calories count: weight loss comes from lower calories[average 3000-3500 cal. per pound] and exersize to burn off fat/calries, aerobic type like walking , not weight lifting[builds muscle/weight], no crazy fad diets; eat well balanced meals frutis/veg.meat, skim milk or 1%milk, protein makes you less hungry. eat 3 meals and if want 3 snacks. weight watchers is best program or meditaranian diet ...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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Please suggest the minimum calories you should be eating to lose weight?

Please suggest the minimum calories you should be eating to lose weight?

Max & Change Focus: Calories are a unit of heat as measured in a calorie meter, i.e. Calorimeter, look up on wikipedia. Our bodies are not calorimeters but very complex engineered vehicles driven by a complex soul & mind which responds to different foods in different & complex ways. Study: "how the government makes you fat", "stossel debunking food myths", "taubes why we get fat", fatchance.Html, nusi.Org, etc. ...Read more

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I'm trying to lose weight by May of 2017 is it healthy to eat 1200 calories?

I'm trying to lose weight by May of 2017 is it healthy to eat 1200 calories?

Katz book: Disease proof by david katz, md is a good book for overall health. It contains lots of useful information about the way we eat and is written very clearly. Focus more on health and lab results than the number on the scale. Walking can be a great benefit also. You can do it. Please see your doc first. I see that you have had back issues. Low carb and high protein works for some also. ...Read more

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Could counting calories help you lose weight?

Could counting calories help you lose weight?

It can help: Eat healthfully & be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. You can mix & match different kinds of exercise. ...Read more

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Is eating 1200 calorie to lose weight healthy?

Is eating 1200 calorie to lose weight healthy?

It depends...: This depends on your size, activity level and the type of calories (low-glycemic foods help the most). Most people will lost weight on a 1200 calorie diet but weight loss on such a diet will be temporary unless you make long-term changes in your diet. You are more likely to become deficient in vitamins and minerals so should take a multivitamin. Please see http://bit.Ly/19csbtw and my comment:. ...Read more

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How can you lose weight without counting calories?

How can you lose weight without counting calories?

Eat raw foods ; fish: If you eat raw foods like vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, seeds, whole grains, unsweetened almond milk, and fish like wild salmon you should be able to lose weight without counting calories but you will have to be very strict with only eating raw foods and wild fish. Don't blend, juice, or grind the food. Avoid or highly limit oils. ...Read more

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How quickly can I lose weight with a zero calorie diet?

How quickly can I lose weight with a zero calorie diet?

Not practical!: Drastic efforts to lose weight do not work well and do not last...So don't even try this approach. To lose weight you need to eat less but not quit because controlling weight is a life long discipline. So eat a balanced meal with calorie restriction in a way that is practical and enjoyable. Not eating anything is a punishment which no body deserves! add daily exercise to your diet for better resul. ...Read more

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What to eat to maintain a healthy diet and lose weight?

What to eat to maintain a healthy diet and lose weight?

Exercise/eat proper: Yopu have to eat with low colorie diet and exercise programme to loose weiht
the only way you can loose weight and do it consistently is by eating less and exercising and putting out more that way. ...Read more

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What can I eat to lose weight and maintain that weight loss?

Nutrition: 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. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Be physically active with both cardio ; weight training. ...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