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Doctor insights on: What Is A Good Calorie Intake Per Day

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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

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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I make breakfast my biggest meal of the day. They are usually around 400 calories, is this okay based on a 1, 500 calorie intake per day?

I make breakfast my biggest meal of the day. They are usually around 400 calories, is this okay based on a 1, 500 calorie intake per day?

Yes, it's OK: This is fine, though at 400 calories it does not sound like your biggest meal (unless you are having more than 3 meals). Not all calories are created equal, so the source of the calories is crucial. My favorite overall diet for good health is dr. Fuhrman's. See http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx. ...Read more

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I am an 18 year old female, 180 pounds, trying to get down to 130, I am 5'5". What would be an appropriate calorie intake per day?

I am an 18 year old female, 180 pounds, trying to get down to 130,  I am 5'5". What would be an appropriate calorie intake per day?

Depends: First off, your target may be too low. Any weight under 150lb will give you a normal bmi and be healthy. Remember that healthful eating, including lots of fresh vegetables and minimal animal fats, is best. Depending on your activity level, 1200-1500 kcal is a reasonable guess, but check out the nih healthy eating site for more detailed advice: http://tinyurl.Com/7xu8qzr. ...Read more

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If i brisk walk for 40 minutes everyday (at 15mins/mile) and restrict my calorie intake to 1300 per day, how long would it take to lose 15 kgs?

Slow & steady - 6 mo: A rule of thumb for calories burned walking or running is 100 cal/ mile. At your pace, it is about 300cal/day. You want to loose about 33lbs which is a net caloric deficit of 115, 500 (33lbs x 3500cal/lb). To determine how long, one also needs to know your current wt. Another rule of thumb--maintenance of body weight is about 100 cal/ lb. A safe goal is 1-2 lbs/ wk. ...Read more

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Is reducing the calorie intake by a thousand calories per day to reduce weight by 5kg in 45 days a right decision.

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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I'm on a 1300 calories per day diet. I'm 5 feet 8 inches and weight 191 pounds. I stay at home and I don't do sports. Is the calorie intake too low?

I'm on a 1300 calories per day diet. I'm 5 feet 8 inches and weight 191 pounds. I stay at home and I don't do sports. Is the calorie intake too low?

Calories wrong issue: Rec. Study: http://goo.gl/i20nOZ, http://goo.gl/RPGWXs, http://goo.gl/Hxq58u, http://goo.gl/C7Ojc4, http://goo.gl/uDGIwD, http://goo.gl/9Zz6GD, http://goo.gl/ynq0BZ, http://goo.gl/Z8g5US, http://goo.gl/LG8tKl, http://nusi.org & many answers HealthTap. Bigger issue is the types of foods & results over time. Suggest tracking NMR Lipoproteins, HbA1c, BP, body weight & many other issues over time. ...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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What do you suggest if I am 19 yrs. Old weigh 136 & currently 5'6. What is a good calorie intake ?

What do you suggest if I am 19 yrs. Old weigh 136 & currently 5'6. What is a good calorie intake ?

Good proportions: Your BMI (body mass index) is perfect at 22. For a good overall dietary approach to maintain your health, check out the website www.choosemyplate.gov to follow and you'll be fine. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I am 19 yrs old yrs. Old weigh 136 & currently 5'6. What should be a good calorie intake ?

What do you suggest if I am 19 yrs old yrs. Old weigh 136 & currently 5'6. What should be a good calorie intake ?

Depends on BMI: BMI, or body mass index, is a tool used to determine appropriate weight based on your height. There are many online calculators with interpretation guides, or better yet, schedule a full physical with your physician for a more comprehensive assessment. Caloric requirements will be based on your BMI, activity level and any medical conditions. ...Read more

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Hello docs! can you tell me what could be a good calorie intake for a teen girl trying to lose weight?

Hello docs! can you tell me what could be a good calorie intake for a teen girl trying to lose weight?

Weight: Since you have not sent us any statistics it would be a good idea for you to see a doctor and find out if you really need to lose weight. ...Read more

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