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Doctor insights on: Minimum Caloric Needs Of Women

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How much weight would a 165lb. Female lose consuming 500 calories per day?

How much weight would a 165lb. Female lose consuming 500 calories per day?

500 calories a day: 1 pound a day for first few then slower but will eventually die on this number of calories after getting to look like a Dachau prisoner. ...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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How many calories per day should an average healthy middle-aged man and woman consume?

How many calories per day should an average healthy middle-aged man and woman consume?

Depends.: You need to get your resting metabolism rate checked to see what your rate is. This guideline of everyone eating 2000cal has caused tremendous problems. I check resting rates and most women are between 1100-1500calories (men are 1400-1900) and in the right weight range! So customize this to get the right info especially if you have a weight problem. ...Read more

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I am 24 year old female, very active (distance runner). Height 5'5" and weight 125. How many calories per day?

I am 24 year old female, very active (distance runner). Height 5'5" and weight 125. How many calories per day?

Calories: A lot of debate on this topic and depends on your goals. If you want to maintain your current weight I would just stick to what you are doing now if your weight is stable. The main thing you want to watch is your protein intake. If you notice that your periods are becoming irregular or they go away all together, increase the protein. ...Read more

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How many calories is a woman meant to take per day?

How many calories is a woman meant to take per day?

About 2300: This is an average for an average height and average weight woman with regular exercising. If you just sit at a desk all day and drive the rest of it, you'll need less. But if you are moving all day and walking quite a bit, you'll need more. ...Read more

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How many calories should a 170lb woman eat per day?

How many calories should a 170lb woman eat per day?

It depends on BMR: It depends on your bmr, that is the number of calories you burn daily with your daily activities. And that is the number of calories you need to replace by eating and drinking
you can find the formula on line how to calculate your BMR from the web
bmr (basal metabolic rate)is the calories your body needs if there is no activity. If you add cals burnt by activity, it gives you the number calories/day. ...Read more

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How many calories should a woman aged 60 years eat per day?

How many calories should a woman aged 60 years eat per day?

Depends: I do not know UR age. If you want to lose weight 1200-1500. If you R skinny 1500-2000 should be sufficient (if you R average height and size). Adjust to keep weight constant (unless loosing or gaining desired). Important to realize that if you eat too little your body will conserve burning calories and make you fatigued. Still need a balanced diet and some exercise daily, At least keep active. ...Read more

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How much weight would I lose if I cut out 500-800 calories per day?

How much weight would I lose if I cut out 500-800 calories per day?

3500 cals/1lb: 500 cals cut you will be negative 3500 in 1week means 1lb/week
800 cals cut will be 5600 cals means1.6lb/week. ...Read more

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What is the minimum amount of calories I should consume per day to remain healthy?

Depends.: You need to get your resting metabolism rate checked to see what your rate is. This guideline of everyone eating 2000cal has caused tremendous problems. I check resting rates and most women are between 1100-1500calories and in the rest weight range! So customize this to get the right info. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about the pros and cons of eating only 1, 000 calories per day?

Can you please tell me about the pros and cons of eating only 1, 000 calories per day?

Maybe too little: You are on the path to a serious eating disorder that very bad for your health and life duration. Consult with your physician for a program that will give you the desired weight for your body and not work against you. ...Read more

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If one were to eat only 300  calories per day for a week, how much weight would they lose?

If one were to eat only 300  calories per day for a week, how much weight would they lose?

Don't do it: No one should eat less than 1200 cal per day without medical supervision. Starving yourself makes you lose muscle and decrease your metabolic rate so in the end people often don't lose or rebournd. Eat 1200 cal of fruits, veggies, whole grains and lean protein daily. Each pound of weight is worth approx 3500 calories, so if you burn off 2200 cal and eat 1200/day, you will lose 2 lb/week. ...Read more

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I usually eat between 500 and 800 calories per day. I know closer to 1200 would be optimal, but is it really dangerous? What's the risk?

I usually eat between 500 and 800 calories per day. I know closer to 1200 would be optimal, but is it really dangerous? What's the risk?

You risk: Burning muscle instead of fat. You risk electrolye imbalance you risk a healthy heart and kidney. Is it eiorth that? ...Read more

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What number of calories per day to lose weight?

What number of calories per day to lose weight?

No specific #: There isn't a specific number. The bottom line is that you need to burn more calories than you take in. ...Read more

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How many calories per day are needed to maintain weight?

How many calories per day are needed to maintain weight?

500 less than usual: Eating your usual diet will maintain your weight or cause you to plateau. To break your plateau you must decrease your calories for a time period, usually 1-2 weeks. For example, if you usually eat 2200 to 2000 calories then you need to decrease your caloric intake to 1500-1800 calories for a few weeks only if cleared by your physician. No strenuous exercise during this time. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous or not to eat under 1000 calories per day>?

Is it dangerous or not to eat under 1000 calories per day>?

It is dangerous: No one should eat less than 1200 cal per day without medical supervision. Starving yourself makes you lose muscle and decrease your metabolic rate so in the end people often don't lose or rebournd. Eat 1200 cal of fruits, veggies, whole grains and lean protein daily. Each pound of weight is worth approx 3500 calories, so if you burn off 2200 cal and eat 1200/day, you will lose 2 lb/week. ...Read more

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Is eating 900 calories per day too little if you're try to lose weight?

Is eating 900 calories per day too little if you're try to lose weight?

Probably: It depends on your height and current weight. A diet does not have to be that restrictive to lose weight, especially if you perform aerobic exercise and strength train. ...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 per day should most people eat who want to lose weight?

How many calories per day should most people eat who want to lose weight?

Enuf 2 stay healthy: Ok, it is clear that one must eat fewer calories and exercise more to lose weight. But there is an optimal number of calories and nutrients needed to maintain energy levels, basic functioning, health. So a balanced but lower-calorie diet is needed, and few medical or nutrition experts would let that be under 1500 calories in most cases. Go to a credible site or provider and create a balanced diet. ...Read more

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How to know what exercises should I do at the gym to lose 1000 calories per day?

Unrealistic goal!!: I would advise you to moderate your goals because you have to be running a marathon to burn 1, 000 calories in one day. A more realistic goal should be to burn 200 to 500 calories a day which also requires more than 30-60 minutes of moderate to intense exercise, ranging from brisk walk to running and lifting weights. ...Read more

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Will I lose weight by consuming 700 calories per day and doing cardio for an hour a day?

Will I lose weight by consuming 700 calories per day and doing cardio for an hour a day?

Not healthy!: Eating too few calories may cause your body to actually lose muscle. Also, doing that much cardio on a very low calorie diet can be dangerous. Please make sure you are eating enough calories to properly fuel your body in a healthy manner. ...Read more

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What causes you to need more calories per day to maintain your weight if your a heavier person?

What causes you to need more calories per day to maintain your weight if your a heavier person?

Metabolism: To determine ideal intake for your size take your weight in pounds, multiply by 10, and add to that 10-30% depending on how much activity you engage in. Below that amount would be interpreted by your body as starvation and send it into starvation mode which includes to conserve fat stores. ...Read more

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How many calories per day should I eat to lose 2 pounds a week? I weigh 184 and need to lose 60 pounds.

How many calories per day should I eat to lose 2 pounds a week? I weigh 184 and need to lose 60 pounds.

3500CALS/1LB: It depends on how many calories you need to maintain your present weight. It can be calculated by your weight and height which we can use to calculate your bmr (basal metabolic rate) add to it cals burnt by your daily activitirs and exercises etc. That gives the number of cals you need to maintain your weight
you need to be negative 7000 cals per week to loose 2 lbs a week. ...Read more

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How much calorie should they have per day:40 year old women height 162cm weight 55kg. Man age47 wight79kg height172cm?

How much calorie should they have per day:40 year old women height 162cm weight 55kg. Man age47 wight79kg height172cm?

Many Wrong Variables: A calorie is a unit of heat, a food calorie is a kcal, 1, 000 of the small calories. Calories are measured in a calorimeter, a sealed insulated container in which the food is burned to water, co2 & ash. What does this have to do with eating the food? Not a great deal. Calories are different. The bigger issue is how we respond to the food, how this alters our body & body function. See: nusi. Org. ...Read more

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How many calories per day should I be taking in? Currently I'm intaking 1300 and I'm gaining weight. I'm mildly active

How many calories per day should I be taking in? Currently I'm intaking 1300 and I'm gaining weight. I'm mildly active

Diet AND exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 90 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you don't feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read more

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I'm cutting calories. But not exercising lately. Will I not lose weight? I try to eat around 1100 calories per day. Please help.

I'm cutting calories. But not exercising lately. Will I not lose weight? I try to eat around 1100 calories per day. Please help.

To Lose Weight: I understand your desire to lose weight.
Only cutting calories and not exercising is NOT Healthy.
Eating 1100 Cal/day can cause extreme tiredness, constipation, diarrhea and nausea.
Focus on Achievements, NOT Weight loss.
See Physician for Diagnosis, Balanced Diet to ensure that nutrients (both macro and micro) needs are met.
See a Psychiatrist for stress,
Do Breathing and Music Relaxation ...Read more

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Almost 5'5", 105 pounds. How long would it take me to get to 100 pounds if I eat around 500 calories per day and run 2 miles each day?

Almost 5'5", 105 pounds. How long would it take me to get to 100 pounds if I eat around 500 calories per day and run 2 miles each day?

Healthy body image: Instead of having the goal of being 100 pounds, set a goal of eating a healthy diet and exercising. It's very healthy to join a sports team at school. Eat a healthy diet and gradually increase your level of physical activity. Consider joining your track team. Running two miles a day is not excessive. Trying to lose weight too fast will lead to weight gain and injuries Make healthy long term goals ...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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How much calorie should a 17 years old female take per day?

How much calorie should a 17 years old female take per day?

Depends on HT/WT: Caloric intake depends more on your height and weight as much as on your age, although you will need slightly more calories during your growth spurts. ...Read more