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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?

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

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Losing 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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When losing weight do you have to count calories still?

When losing weight do you have to count calories still?

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

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How to figure out how many calories per day are good for losing weight?

How to figure out how many calories per day are good for losing weight?

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

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How many calories i can consume while losing weight with minimal exercise.

How many calories i can consume while losing weight with minimal exercise.

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

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If you consistently eat 1500 calories a day when will you stop losing weight?

If you consistently eat 1500 calories a day when will you stop losing weight?

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 more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Two possibilities: 1. Faulty scale, particularly if not the usual one. 2. Acute increase in body water. That is a common cause of sudden weight gain and can easily be related to the nature of the diet. Eat only god made food. ...Read more

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Which is the most ultimate exercise for burning calories and losing weight?

Which is the most ultimate exercise for burning calories and losing weight?

Cardio Mix: The best way to lose weight is cardio and a balance diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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Is counting calories the best solution to losing weight?

Is counting calories the best solution to losing weight?

Not best: One of the weight loss method to count calories but is not the best. ...Read more

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How effective are 500 calorie diets work for losing weight?

How effective are 500 calorie diets work for losing weight?

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

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If diet pepsi has no calories and no sugar why is it helpful for losing weight?

If diet pepsi has no calories and no sugar why is it helpful for losing weight?

Drinking water !: An old add on tv : "just for the taste of it, diet coke !" . You are drinking water with color and soda. This fills your stomach but has no nutritional value. Furthermore, soda/pop drinkers are at a higher risk and tooth decay. ...Read more

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Can sweat have anything to do with losing weight and burning calories?

Can sweat have anything to do with losing weight and burning calories?

Only a little: You will loose more weight due to water loss but this only lasts until you rehydrate. There is a little increase in caloric consumption but not enough to help and not enough to risk dehydration and sun stroke. ...Read more

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I'm wondering if i exercise right after i eat will i still be burning calories/losing weight?

I'm wondering if i exercise right after i eat will i still be burning calories/losing weight?

Yes exercise anytime: Exercise anytime burns/consumes calories. But it is easier to exercise more when your stomach is not full of food. So eat lightly if you have to eat, so that you can exercise more and remain active for longer than 30-45 minutes daily. ...Read more

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How do I figure out why I am not losing weight on this low calorie diet?

How do I figure out why I am not losing weight on this low calorie diet?

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

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Is - burning fat, burning calories and losing weight, all same ? Or different ? How?

Is - burning fat, burning calories and losing weight, all same ? Or different ? How?

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 more

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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?

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

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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'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?

3500 calories: Burns 1 pound of fat. So when you watch your machines you will have a fair idea of howuch you are losing . There are also some good SOS like fit day tatnput in your food and activity and will tell you how much you should be losing . Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Will that make you gain weight if you don't eat the recommended amount of calorie intake while losing weight?

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

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


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Vomiting (Definition)

Vomiting = expulsion of stomach ...Read more