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What is a pregnant woman's healthy calorie intake supposed to be?

What is a pregnant woman's healthy calorie intake supposed to be?

300 cal: If she starts out healthy and at a normal weight, then on average she would take in 300 extra calories of quality food. ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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I'm 39 years old and overweight. I'm 5'10, 269 lbs. I tried several and nothing works. Cut my calorie intake to 1200 cal per day. This is also affecting my sex life with my wife. Help please.?

I'm 39  years old and overweight. I'm 5'10, 269 lbs. I tried several and nothing works. Cut my calorie intake to 1200 cal per day. This is also affecting my sex life with my wife. Help please.?

Diet: It is not so much the quantity of food. Itr is the quality. Get rid of all forms of sugar, including sweeteners, diet drinks, candy, desserts, cookies, donuts etc . Being overweight is caused by a gene that is turned on in the brain by an excess of calories. Your hunger mechanism stays on and you get little satisfaction from eating. You are a candidate for type ii diabetes. Eat only god made food. ...Read more

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How much do overweight individuals underestimate their calorie intake?

How much do overweight individuals underestimate their calorie intake?

See below: Most overweight and obese people over estimate their caloric intake all the time. That's why it's important to weigh and measure your food should know exactly what you're putting in your mouth. A consult with a good dietitian would help.See www.Weighstation.Net. ...Read more

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I'm trying to lose weight from pregnancy limiting my calorie intake to a max of 1,140 a day and my stool is very light tan. Almost white, is this bad?

I'm trying to lose weight from pregnancy limiting my calorie intake to a max of  1,140 a day and my stool is very light tan. Almost white, is this bad?

Gall Bladder: White or light color stools is often due to a lack of bile in it. This could be from a problem with the gall bladder, or bile duct system in the liver. Gall stones may be part of the problem. See your physician to get an easy blood test and examination to evaluate this condition ...Read more

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I am slightly overweight. am trying to loose weight.I have PCOS. what should be my daily calorie intake and diet plan?

I am slightly overweight. am trying to loose weight.I have PCOS. what should be my daily calorie intake and diet plan?

Calories: It is tough to come up with a clear answer. Please check the calorie content of all bottles and cans that you might be using. Then look up "NuVal" on the internet and see how well your food are related to the data on "NuVal". If your food intake is fine just continue. If you not you should this project to make some changes. ...Read more

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I am 18 and female. What is the recommended calorie intake per day?

I am 18 and female. What is the recommended calorie intake per day?

Depends on wight/hei: Depends on your weight and height and based on that we can calculate your basal metabolic rate(calories needed if there is no activity) and we add to it the calories burnt by daily activitiers and exercise that gives you the number of calories you need to maintain your present weight as it is. ...Read more

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What is the absolute minimum calorie intake number which doesn't suggest you are on a starvation diet , yet could still be able to walk hiking distanc?

What is the absolute minimum calorie intake number which doesn't suggest you are on a starvation diet , yet could still be able to walk hiking distanc?

Eat for hiking.: Look, hiking is tough. Hiking requires calories. You can't skimp on calories and then expect to hike regularly, unless you want to be unhealthy and undernourished and pass out on the trail someplace. If you're looking to lose weight or improve fitness, skimping on calories and compromising your health would not be the way to do it. ...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


Dr. Tanya Russo
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more