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I'm 5'3", female, 31 years old, I weigh 182 lbs. ... I need help losing weight..how many calories should I eat a day to lose weight?
David L. Katz, MD: Please take a look at books by david l. Katz, md. He uses an holistic approach to weight management and overall health. There are so many diets out there; the one you can stick to and slowly decrease weight is best. Dr. Katz can provide good info for you. The very best to you. Please see your doc first and consider a low carb food plan. ...Read more
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
Not necessary: Monitoring your weight regualrly is an easier way to control your weight than counting calories. All you have to do is set a goal of losing about 1 or 2 pounds per week and adjust your eating down till you achieve your set goal for your weight. Besides eating less you should exercise daily and burn 100 to 200 calories a day which takes about 30-45 minutes of moderate exercise like brisk walking. ...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
Weight loss: Short answer is that daily yr intake should be less than what burn or use to loss wieght. This varies from indv to indv. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on your metabolism and degree of physical activity. A basic rule of thumb is: weight in lbs x 10= calories needed to maintain that weight with sedentary activities. In this case 1500 calories = about 150 lbs. This is very variable with a 15-20% range either way. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been losing weight slowly. Two pounds a week. Is it okay to fast- l500 calories twice a week and not on consecutive days?
It is a longterm goa: If you are losing 2 pounds a week, you are doing very well. If your goal is to be healthy for the long term, then go slow and be practical so that you can stick with a long term plan of eating healthy. Unless you change your behavior to eat healthy on a regular basis, your weight loss will not persist/stay you want it to be. So eat daily but stay around 1200 to 1500 calories and exercise daily, . ...Read more
I'm eating a balanced 1200 calories a day, excercising religiously 5 days a week, and i've been losing weight? Why did i gain 1.4 since yesterday?
Very low: Likely unsustainable and once the intake increases the body stores many of the calories. Excersize and 4-5 small meals with a 12-1500 cal. Total intake will help the metabolism and help with weight loss. ...Read more
Weight Loss Low Cal: There is a pervasive myth that weight loss is all about calories. There are several factors that regulate weight including diet, exercise, sleep, circadian rhythm, stress, weight promoting medications, genetics, epigenetics, etc. Try to find an obesity medicine physician who can help you explore your struggles with weight loss as calories may not be part of your issue. ...Read more
Similar : Losing weight involves fat burning, as well as other fuels as part of metabolic processes known as anabolism, that builds muscle, bone, blood cells, nervous tissue, etc., and catabolism, that breaks down and regenerates body tissues. Both processes require fuel, and burning fat for calories is how we get energy, as well as lose weight. It's all about energy balances ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Iv been on a high protein calorie deficit diet for 10 days and IV lost 4 kilograms. How long can I do it for until my body stops losing weight?
Depends on...: lots of factors, including but not limited to: baseline weight, percentage body fat, level of activity, amount of protein and calories in the diet, other. Initial weight loss includes relatively lots of fluid loss ( due to protein metabolism and waste removal). "Hard" part comes later, slower. Such diets can cause lots of fluid and electrolyte (blood chemistry) problems- need medical supervision ...Read more
In order to lose weight one must burn more calories than consumed. I do not always consume LESS after a workout , but im still losing weight. Why?
I'm 5'11 and 190 lb. I eat 2500 calories a day. Roughly how many calories do I need to burn at the gym daily to be losing weight at a reasonable pace?
I a man overweight and have been losing weight but not fast enough. Can I please go to 500 calories and moderate exercise every day. Will this make me lose weight and how do I keep it off?
No easy way: There is 1 formula for losing weight: Limit calorie (carb) intake and exercise daily. How you go about those 2 elements is up to you. If you starve yourself (500 cal /day) your body will go into hibernation mode and you won't lose weight. You have to eat in order to lose weight! Once you get to you goal (it may take years), there is no letting up. Keeping it off requires ongoing diet & exercise! ...Read more
Will that make you gain weight if you don't eat the recommended amount of calorie intake while losing weight?
Maybe: If you constantly eat too little your body can go into a survival mode thinking that food is not avialble and reduce your metabolism. Generally when on a weightloss program, the set calories are an average per day (you may go over one day & under one) but try to stay close to the suggested amount so your body does not think it is being starved. ...Read more
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
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