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Hi I am trying to loose weight and do exercises daily but didn't sweat that much, am i burning calories or not?

Hi I am trying to loose weight and do exercises daily but didn't sweat that much, am i burning calories or not?

Exercise: Sweating is not necessarily an indication of whether or not you are burning calories and in turn losing weight. People that go into saunas or steam rooms sweat quite a bit, but that sort of weight loss is only transient and a couple bottles of water could put that weight right back on. Weight loss is related to calories burned and intensity of workout, the more intense the more burned. ...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 should I be consuming and burning everyday to loose weight? I'm 5'8, 234lbs and breastfeeding.

How many calories should I be consuming and burning everyday to loose weight? I'm 5'8, 234lbs and breastfeeding.

Check BMR: You should check your basal metabolic rate, your body composition and talk to your primary physician. You shall eat calories equal to your BMR and take good vitamins and minerals. Avoid high sugar foods. No sodas. Add regular exercise program. Keep your doctors reccomendations in the plans. Avg weight loss will be 1-2 lbs a week till u reach about 200 lbs. ...Read more

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Currently eating 1100 calories/day burning 350/day to lose weight from hypothyroidism. Now my sleep is disturbed due to hunger. Any suggestions?

Currently eating 1100 calories/day burning 350/day to lose weight from hypothyroidism. Now my sleep is disturbed due to hunger. Any suggestions?

Starvation: Starvation diets do not work. They actually harm your body, your metabolism and lead to more difficult weight troubles in the long run. You should eat at least 1500 calories day. I like that you are exercising and burning off the excess sugars or fat. Keep it up. ...Read more

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How many calories should I be eating and how many calories should I be burning when exercising to lose weight?

How many calories should I be eating and how many calories should I be burning when exercising to lose weight?

Not enough info.: To lose weight you must burn more calories than you take in. Here is a site that you can use: http://walking.About.Com/cs/calories/l/blcalcalc.Htm. Good luck. ...Read more

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When trying to lose weight and you are counting calories should the overall calorie intake matter Or just the net. Intake after burning calories?

Both: (cannot answer on your particular health, but...) 1) weight change is from net calorie loss. Type of food intake irrelevant, calories in versus calories out. 2)BUT! much/most of the weight loss will be from MUSCLE (bad) unless exercise goes along with the dieting. Exercise without dieting has a LOUSY success record on weight loss. Track both net loss and intake/exercise. Do Both diet and exercise ...Read more

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What can I do if my doctor wants me to loose weight eating 800 calories a day. What should I eat?

What can I do if my doctor wants me to loose weight eating 800 calories a day. What should I eat?

Nutritionist: If you are really going to eating this little per day, would recommend that you work with a nutrionist who can help to monitor your health. ...Read more

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Hi, is it possible to loose weight on less than 800 calories a day? If I can loose half a stone with junk food then surely is possible when I diet.

Hi,  is it possible to loose weight on less than 800 calories a day? If I can loose half a stone with junk food then surely is possible when I diet.

Yes but calories not: correct issue, only a way of measuring energy to heat water by burning food in a calorimeter; ignores all digestive, absorption, metabolic response/handling, body tear down/rebuilding issues, etc. Yet long promoted to public as it this was adequate to explain responses of complex living creatures over time. Study: http://goo.gl/RPGWXs, NuSi.org, http://goo.gl/e2lDwm, http://goo.gl/Z8g5US, etc. ...Read more

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How do you know how many calories to consume a day if you want ot loose weight?

How do you know how many calories to consume a day if you want ot loose weight?

Wt Loss: It's not just counting calories.The most important is the source of those calories. One can consume more calories from healthy food and it varies on what goal one wants to reach. ...Read more

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What happens if I ate around 700-1000 calories a day, thats without exercise.. (i'd probably do 200-300 worth of exercise) would this help me loose weight?

Malnutrition: That is too severe caloric restriction what you are proposing is almost starvation, I suggest you see a nutritionist for fit guidance ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i ate around 700-1000 calories a day, thats without exercise.. (i'd probably do 200-300 worth of exercise) would this help me loose weight?

Can you tell me if i ate around 700-1000 calories a day, thats without exercise.. (i'd probably do 200-300 worth of exercise) would this help me loose weight?

Yes but: This is rather excessive caloric restriction. It won't be sustainable in the long run. If you want to utilize this in the short run to augment your initial weight loss, that's not too unreasonable, but after that you'll need to consider a caloric range that's more sustainable in the long run(of your weight loss period), like in the 1500-1800 kcal/day range. ...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

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Am going on a diet. One meal a day to loose weight. In 3 days I lost 10 pounds. With lots of 0 calories of vitamin water. Is this healthy?

Weight loss: Weight loss as described above is not particularly healthy nor sustainable. Most guidelines say that caloric intake for men should not fall below 1500 calories per day. The optimum number of meals is a matter of dispute in the literature, but that they should be nutritious is not. Drinking water is generally a positive in weight loss. Most sources say that losing 1-2 lbs/week is a good goal. ...Read more

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If eat 1, 300 calories per day, i need to burn 1, 300+ calories everyday? A doctor said you must burn more calories than you consume to loose weight.

If eat 1, 300 calories per day, i need to burn 1, 300+ calories everyday? A doctor said you must burn more calories than you consume to loose weight.

Yes: You need to shift you balance towards a net loss of calories per day. There are 3500cal in a lb of fat so by burning 500 extra calories per day can result in a loss of 1lb per week. Diet is one way to cut back but exercise on top of diet can provide an even larger caloric deficit. Go online to www.Myfitnesspal.Com sign up for their calorie tracking program. That is a great place to start. ...Read more

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When dieting and reducing calorie intake to 1900 a day, I wake up throughout the night so hungry/sick. How do I avoid this and still loose weight?

When dieting and reducing calorie intake to 1900 a day, I wake up throughout the night so hungry/sick. How do I avoid this and still loose weight?

Diet: 29 M from CA asks : on 1900 calorie diet what up hungry.How do I avoid this? ANS: What diet? Hunger is always accompanies the attempt to lose weight. Your body is tells you you are starving. I would recommend trying to tough it out or eat a bit more till you find level that you can lose weight but feel less hungry. I recommend DASH diet for wt loss by Thomas Moore. ebook at Amazon. Good Luck. ...Read more

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How many calories do I need to loose weight like 10 lb?

How many calories do I need to loose weight like 10 lb?

20% less than now: Count how many calories you are eating now: 4 for each gram of carbs, 4 for each gram of proteins and 9 for each gram of fat. Make the total and cut back 20%. ...Read more

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How to loose weight without counting calories?

How to loose weight without counting calories?

Preplan meals: Dieting and counting calories typically fails in the long term. Focus on 4-5 small, frequent meals consisting of at least one solid protein such as chicken, beef, pork or fish. Always start with the protein first and finish before moving on to the other items. Preplaning these meals the night before will help you make good choices. Stick with it and occasionally incorporate a cheat day. ...Read more

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What quantity of calories should a 16 year old boy eat to loose weight?

What quantity of calories should a 16 year old boy eat to loose weight?

See nutritionist: The best way to lose weight is to change your eating habits to a healthier meal plan...... So you are not hungry. A 16 year old boy is still growing and so you do not want to reduce calories too much. A nutritionist can really help you see how to change the way you eat and not just eat fewer calories. ...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