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Please answer me. Is a low calorie diet healthy if the foods are healthy but low calorie?

Please answer me. Is a low calorie diet healthy if the foods are healthy but low calorie?

See below: Depends on what you mean as low calorie. and what you consider healthy. I might understand better so give me more information of what you are asking! ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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I've been on a very low calorie diet for the past 10 days (been busy + have just forgotten food) will I put on weight if I start to eat normal again?

I've been on a very low calorie diet for the past 10 days (been busy + have just forgotten food) will I put on weight if I start to eat normal again?

Maybe: You may put on a few pounds as your body restores its glycogen. Make sure when you start eating again you drink plenty of water and eat healthy. Lean protein, lots of vegetables, small amount of whole grain and 1-2 fruits. Just don't go crazy with fast food or junk food. ...Read more

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Just out of curiosity is it possible to be on a very low calorie diet but not lose weight if consuming too much foods that cause bloating like sodium?

Just out of curiosity is it possible to be on a very low calorie diet but not lose weight if consuming too much foods that cause bloating like sodium?

Bloating can be a: Sign of food allergies or gluten intolerance. Have yourself tested to make sure you know what you're allergic too. It's not the calories consumed, but the proportion of carbs to protein that will help you loose weight. Less than 1/2 cup of carbs is good with 2/3 of your plate with organic veges of 5 colors, and 4 oz of protein, lots of purified water after your meal. 1/4 cup fruit/day. Good luck! ...Read more

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How many calories would classify me as over eating if I am supposed to be on a 1200 calorie diet?

How many calories would classify me as over eating if I am supposed to be on a 1200 calorie diet?

The way you feel: Please read the nutrition facts and find out the impact of the contents to your overall health. Be aware of your response as far yout whole (git) gastrointestinal tract. The time or when you consumed that amount will definitely determine the class you belong. ...Read more

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I'm 267lbs 5'3 and I'm on a 1200 calorie diet and I'm concerned about me having excess skin trying to get between 107-142?

I'm 267lbs 5'3 and I'm on a 1200 calorie diet and I'm concerned about me having excess skin trying to get between 107-142?

Elasticity: You are young enough to have elastic skin and it is likely that the natural elasticity of your skin will result in good cosmetic result. You are to be commended for trying to reduce your weight. You should also start an exercise regimen in consultation with your doctor.
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Can almost any adult live fine on a 1200 calorie diet to help lose weight?

Can almost any adult live fine on a 1200 calorie diet to help lose weight?

NOT LONG TERM: No! A 1200 cal diet will help you lose weight initially but over time diets by themselves, even 1200 calories will fail for sound physiologic reasons. That is why commercial weight loss programs have a 95% failure rate at 3-4 years. ...Read more

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If im on a 1200 calorie diet, how many calories will I have to burn in order to lose weight?

If im on a 1200 calorie diet, how many calories will I have to burn in order to lose weight?

1201: You lose weight by burning more calories (which are stored as fat) than you take in. If you burn 1200 and take in 1200, it's a break even. If you take in 1200 but burn 2000, you're body will go to stored fat to get the additional 800. Bear in mind it takes 3500 calories to create a pound of fat, and a 3500 deficit to lose a pound. Your goal should be slow, steady decrease. ...Read more

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I'm 18, I started a 1200 calorie diet + 5 Miles of walking a day and lost 2.7kg in 12 days. Is this a safe rate? Was 93 kg now 90.3kg

I'm 18, I started a 1200 calorie diet + 5 Miles of walking a day and lost 2.7kg in 12 days. Is this a safe rate? Was 93 kg now 90.3kg

Safe: B"sd
even with lower (not recommended) calorie diets, average weight loss for women is ~ 3 lbs, for men ~5 lbs/week. Seems like you are doing great. Weight loss varies over time - on average 1 kg /week should be excellent. Ongoing exercise will limit loss of lean tissue/may even increase it and optimize fat loss. Exercise super-critical keeping lost fat off. ...Read more

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I am on a 1200 calorie diet via my doctors orders. Would cold remedies/cough drops come out of my calories for the day?

I am on a 1200 calorie diet via my doctors orders. Would cold remedies/cough drops come out of my calories for the day?

Yes: Every calorie counts- cough drops containing sugar- taken in excess certainly add up. The sugar and possible alcohol in cold remedies would also add up depending on how much you took. I think it would be negligible calories if you took less than 5 cough drops a day. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a BMI 35.4, 26 y/o woman to be on a 1200 calorie diet or should I chose the 1350? I need motivation through fast results

Is it safe for a BMI 35.4, 26 y/o woman to be on a 1200 calorie diet or should I chose the 1350? I need motivation through fast results

1200 okay: 1200 calories is a reasonable calorie restriction. Remember that you are trying to make changes in your life style through diet and exercise that will allow you to not only lose weight, but keep the weight off. It does you no good to restrict calories excessively, only to find that you cannot sustain it, go off it and then regain all the weight you lost. Remember that aerobic exercise is a must ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism and despite a 1200 calorie diet + cardio 5x/week, I can't lose weight. 38.1 BMI any suggestions? Bp and cholesterol normal.

Difficult issue: I trust that you are taking replacement medication for thyroid deficiency and are meticulous about calorie count. Further caloric restriction would help and you should consult a dietitian to ensure adequate intake of essential nutrients while further reducing your caloric intake. I understand that further reducing caloric intake is easier said than done. ...Read more

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If you are thin, but you want to lose more weight, does sticking to 1200 calorie diet and exercising help?

If you are thin, but you want to lose more weight, does sticking to 1200 calorie diet and exercising help?

WHY: If you are already thin- and on such a low calorie diet, I have to ask you why you want to lose additional weight. It might not be healthy to do so. I would suggest seeing a physician before continuing. A full evaluation of your nutritional status is warranted based on the information you provided. ...Read more

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been on 1, 200 calorie diet for 1 month, Sunday morning I weighed 88.4KG, then Following morning I weighed 89.7KG? I did not cheat, why gain weight?

been on 1, 200 calorie diet for 1 month, Sunday morning I weighed 88.4KG, then Following morning I weighed 89.7KG? I did not cheat, why gain weight?

Weight: There is very little difference between 88.4 and 89.7. Scales are not always identical. Try yourself for one weight and re-check it 15 minutes later. There is likely to be some difference between the two but not much!

That said, if you find yourself gaining wait, albeit slowly, go online to learn about food and exercise to control your weight. ...Read more

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Is it good to eat 1200 calorie diet to loose weight? I want to loose 5kgs per month.

Is it good to eat 1200 calorie diet to loose weight? I want to loose 5kgs per month.

Loosing weight too: Fast can be dangerous. See your doc first, and then consider lower carb and higher protein intake. Exercise daily if possible, even brisk walking 20-30 minutes is helpful. Above all, like yourself and others no matter what the scale says. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Would it be acceptable to eat anything I want as long as I maintain my 1200 calorie diet?

Would it be acceptable to eat anything I want as long as I maintain my 1200 calorie diet?

Balanced diet: You should eat a balanced diet of protein, carbs and fats. Consult a nutritionist for help with diet choices. ...Read more

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What is the equivalent of 1500 calories on food diet?

What is the equivalent of 1500 calories on food diet?

Use calorie counter: You can get free calorie counter app to use, or down load a calorie counter and diet tracker....
Then you can research healthy choices to maintain your calorie intake to the desired state to lose weight... ...Read more

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What is the definition of a negative calorie diet?

What is the definition of a negative calorie diet?

Weight loss: A negative caloric diet is simply that you take in less calories than you burn. Your doctor or a nutritionist can help you determine your BMR (basal metabolic rate) which is the amount of calories you typically burn in a day. To lose weight you will either need to eat less calories than that, or exercise to burn more. It requires a negative balance of around 3500 kcal to burn a pound. ...Read more

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What is the definition of a restricted calorie diet?

What is the definition of a restricted calorie diet?

See below: N order to be called a calorie restricted diet, the calorie intake needs to be less than 20%-25% of maintenance calories. While different individuals will choose to restrict different amounts, this range seems to offer the greatest benefits. Because someone who follows a calorie restriction diet will be consuming so few calories, it becomes extremely important that food be correct. Weighstation. Net. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of a being on a 500 calorie diet?

What are the dangers of a being on a 500 calorie diet?

Extreme low cal diet: Extreme low cal diets can create states of catabolism where the body starts breaking down its own tissue for energy. It can affect your electrolyte balance which will affect how the muscles of your body, which includes heart muscle functions. It lowers your metabolism for conservation of calories, instead of raising your metabolism. ...Read more

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What is the typical / average daily calorie diet of a person?

Average: Daily caloric intake varies for everyone. There is basal metabolic rate, which is the amount of caloric intake needed to run the body at a basic level. Average for most people is around 1200-1500 cal/day. Again, based on your body frame and age. ...Read more

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What should I eat on a 2, 000 calorie diet, on a daily basics?

What should I eat on a 2, 000 calorie diet, on a daily basics?

2000 calorie diet: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries don't count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www. Sparkpeople. Com or http://www. Myfitnesspal. Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more

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I am on a 1400 calorie diet, how many grams of fat should I eat?

I am on a 1400 calorie diet, how many grams of fat should I eat?

Less than 50 gm: Calories from fat should be fewer than 30%. You should aim for about 45 gms of fat per day or lower. ...Read more

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And I just wanted to know what's a 1500 calorie diet good for me?

Can't hurt: In many cases the low cal diet can signal to the thyroid that you are in starvation mode thus preventing weight loss. A surer way to lose weight is by eating a meditteranean style diet minus any grains containing gluten and including low glycemic foods. Eating 3 meals and 2 snacks may show more results than calorie counting. Let me know how you do. 1500 cals is safe and effective. ...Read more

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Which foods should you eat if you are on a 1, 200 calorie a day diet?

Which foods should you eat if you are on a 1, 200 calorie a day diet?

High fiber & protein: Fill up on plenty of vegetables, and get plenty of protein in your diet. Good snacks may include string cheese, non-fat frozen yogurt, edemame, and low-sodium vegetable soups. Don't forget to drink lots of water, and get your exercise. A sugar-free popsicle may keep you from falling off the wagon! Good luck. It's worth the effort. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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How much time will it take me to lose 10 pounds with an 800 calorie diet?

How much time will it take me to lose 10 pounds with an 800 calorie diet?

800 calories per day: Is very low. You might actually slow your metabolic rate with this type of intake - this could negatively impact weight over the long run. ...Read more

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What healthy foods can I add to my diet to gain an additional 300 calories?

What healthy foods can I add to my diet to gain an additional 300 calories?

Coconut oil: Coconut oil is an excellent addition. The medium chain triglycerides are easily burned for energy. ...Read more

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How much body fat can you lose on a 1300 calorie diet exercising six days a week?

How much body fat can you lose on a 1300 calorie diet exercising six days a week?

3500 deficit = 1lb: Find some online calculators to help you calculate your daily energy expenditure with your form of exercise. So, if are burning 1800 calories each day, then you'll have a 500 cal deficit and lose 1pound each week. ...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