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Doctor insights on: Weight Loss Plateau Calorie Per Day Sedentary Women

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,932 doctors shared insights

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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What's to be expected? Might varying food types and calories per day help weight loss?

What's to be expected? Might varying food types and calories per day help weight loss?

For most people: The old adage of calories in and calories out being all that is needed to lose weight is really not accurate. There are different weight loss (dietary changes) that work different for different types of people, but in general, simple refined carbohydrates are a great source of calories to restrict/reduce to help with weight loss and with keeping weight off, according to the diet/weight loss litera. ...Read more

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Does your body stop burning calories during nighttime hours? I am a 48 year old female who works 11:30pm to 7:30am and am concerned about maintaining my weight loss. I was told to eat my meals throughout the day as i had before, regardless that i would b

Does your body stop burning calories during nighttime hours? I am a 48 year old female who works 11:30pm to 7:30am and am concerned about maintaining my weight loss.  I was told to eat my meals throughout the day as i had before, regardless that i would b

Hello. : Hello. Your body continues to burn calories while you sleep. The more you weigh, the more calories you burn. You don't burn as many calories sleeping as you do when you are up and about. I think what the one person may have been suggesting is that if you eat a full meal right before you go to sleep, you are not burning calories as rapidly and the food gets converted to sugar. ...Read more

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I'm a 26 year old man. I weight 13:5 stone. Can I live healthily on 1600 calories per day to aid weight loss. Only exercise I can do is exercise bike?

I'm a 26 year old man. I weight 13:5 stone. Can I live healthily on  1600 calories per day to aid weight loss. Only exercise I can do is exercise bike?

Must be careful: You probably won't compromise your health with 1600 calorie intake but you must be sure to eat healthy food. Your diet should be limited to fruits, vegetables, and lean protein. You should avoid processed and preserved foods that would be less nutritionally dense than their fresh counterparts. ...Read more

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I'm a sedentary male. If I cut my calories by 600 below my daily needs & begin to lose weight weekly, wil it be mostly fat loss with some muscle loss?

I'm a sedentary male. If I cut my calories by 600 below my daily needs &  begin to lose weight weekly, wil it be mostly fat loss with some muscle loss?

Weight loss: programs are best carried out under the supervision of your doc. We need to know your present weight, lab work, etc. Exercise turns fat into muscle so that needs to be part of your overall program. It can be light dumb bells, brisk walking, etc. You can do it and you will feel better. See doc first. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Im 18 years old woman, 167 CM and 70 kg and my goal is 58. I m not exercising. How much calories i must eat per day to lose weight quickly?

Im 18 years old woman, 167 CM and 70 kg and my goal is 58. I m not exercising. How much calories i must eat per day to lose weight quickly?

1200-1500 cal/day: You should consume about 1, 500 calories a day to reach your goal weight of 58 kg . This is at a reasonable weight loss average of 0.45 kg per week, which should be reached by november. It may vary slightly depending on other factors. Generally, women should not consume any less than 1, 200 calories per day, . ...Read more

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How many calories do I need to lose weight? My lifestyle is sedentary. I'm a 33 yr. Old , female who is 5'3 and weighs 224 pounds

How many calories do I need to lose weight? My lifestyle is sedentary. I'm a 33 yr. Old , female who is 5'3 and weighs 224 pounds

Listen to your body: You need a life style change. See kelly mcgonigal's the will power instinct on you tube or her book to make a sustained life style change. Eat 6 small healthy meals with lots of colorful raw vegetables, a small amount of slow carbs like cooked quinoa, buckwheat, or amaranth (which should be soaked for 8 hour, and rinsed well before cooking), and beans, fish or high quality meat, and fruit. ...Read more

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What tablet can you take to help with weight loss when you reach a plateau and you can't lose any more despite exercise and 1000 calories ?

What tablet can you take to help with weight loss when you reach a plateau and  you can't lose any more despite exercise and 1000 calories ?

No pills: key is low carb diet consisting of meats and above ground veges. No sugar no grains no potato sweet potato. Besides calories source of calories also Matters. Get calories from meats and above ground veges and cut out fats also but not more than 1-2 months. You need heathy fats also like cold pressed oils ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Lose 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


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