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

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How many carbs a day should you intake a day for a 1500 calorie diet?

How many carbs a day should you intake a day for a 1500 calorie diet?

Carb?: Carbs come in may forms (sugar, rice, potato, beans...). Carbs also give you energy so you want complex carbs that take a while to be used by your system (oatmeal is great for this as well as red garnet yams). Start out with 30% carbs and remember they come in many forms. Try finding a book called the 'nutrition almanac' by dunne i believe;excellent source of what is in your food vit, protein, carbs. ...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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T1 diabetic with good sugar control. What is the max amount of water you should drink per day ? Been drinking about a gallon per day to stay healthy.

T1 diabetic with good sugar control. What is the max amount of water you should drink per day ? Been drinking about a gallon per day to stay healthy.

Water intake: Hi. There is a lot of opinion stated as fact regarding water intake. Most of everything you drink is water (juice, milk, beer, soda, whatever; exception-distilled liquor). As a type 1, you should avoid sweet drinks unless you're treating a low. Drink enough to not be dehydrated! Varies with ambient temp, humidity, and activity level. Try to keep urine clear to light; darker urine = need more H2O. ...Read more

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What is the recommended amount of calories, carbs, and protein for a daily intake? Trying to loose weight.

What is the recommended amount of calories, carbs, and protein for a daily intake? Trying to loose weight.

Knowledge: This is a life long issue. Learn about your diets calories. Start if you have not all ready a weekly fun exercise routine. There is no magic here. Lots of fokes selling whatever. Study your diet first, adjust it according to what you find doable. Physics: you have to burn more calories than you consume... To lose wt. ...Read more

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How many grams of sugar per day is it healthy to have?

Very little: I recommend that total grams of carbohydrates (including simple sugars) be limited to 60gm or less especially if you are overweight. ...Read more

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What is the recommended sodium and carbohydrate intake per day?

What is the recommended sodium and carbohydrate intake per day?

You have it all: Nutrient unit of measure daily values total fat grams (g) 65 saturated fatty acids grams (g) 20 cholesterol milligrams (mg) 300 sodium milligrams (mg) 2400 potassium milligrams (mg) 3500 total carbohydrate grams (g) 300 fiber grams (g) 25 protein grams (g) 50. ...Read more

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Is overeating all day every day bad for your health if it is a low calorie vegan diet?

Is overeating all day every day bad for your health if it is a low calorie vegan diet?

Overeating: Overeating is rarely a good idea. One should eat what is appropriate given the diet that one is on. ...Read more

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How many grams of carbs a day is considered a low carb diet?

How many grams of carbs a day is considered a low carb diet?

40-60g/day.: More if you exercise a good amount. Some low glycemic carbs can increase the daily amount. You can "google" "low-glycemic foods, and multiply the carbs by the glycemic index. Whatever you do, weight should come off, if your choice is appropriate! ...Read more

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How many calories is a good amount to consume at breakfast?

How many calories is a good amount to consume at breakfast?

Depends: I always recommend breakfast to be the heartiest meal of the day, as long as you aren't going back to bed afterwards... 400-600 calories would be great. ...Read more

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How to lose 4 kg in a month, by consuming 1000-1200 calories a day. Is it healthy?

How to lose 4 kg in a month, by consuming 1000-1200 calories a day. Is it healthy?

Don't know your: gender, weight or activity level - it might be too low caloric intake. Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calorie ...Read more

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How safe is to drink 2 gallons a water a day while on a low calorie diet?

How safe is to drink 2 gallons a water a day while on a low calorie diet?

Water intake: Not really safe. You need roughly 64 ounces of fluid a day. 2 gallons of water is 256 ounces of fluid, not only that, it is free water rather than balanced electrolytes. The net effect will be that you will eventually become hyponatremic and that can cause you all sorts of problems. You could probably do a gallon and still be okay. 2 is pushing it. ...Read more

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What amount of calories should I burn a day to maintain a healthy weight?

What amount of calories should I burn a day to maintain a healthy weight?

Create a balance: We must attain an energy balance between intake and output of calories. If you are physically very active you may need about 1800-2, 000 calories. If you have a desk job and more sedentary life style, then 1500 calories might be adequate. Your weight is a good guide to adjust your intake to your target goal for a healthy weight.. Exercise provides another avenue to burn of extra calories in case.. ...Read more

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What quantity of calories a day should I eat for weight loss?

What quantity of calories a day should I eat for weight loss?

It depends: The amount of caloric restriction needed to lose weight depends on your age, height, current weight, gender, and activity level. There are many sites online to calculate this. Most men can lose weight by restricting to 1500-1800 calories daily, and most women can lose on 1200-1500 calories daily. The larger and more active you are, the more calories you can consume and still lose weight. ...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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Help please! is eating 540 calories a day a good diet?

Help please! is eating 540 calories a day a good diet?

No!: Starvation diet like this is not healthy. You will not get enough micro or macro nutrients to stay healthy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat a low calorie diet and exercise 3-4 hours a day?

Is it safe to eat a low calorie diet and exercise 3-4 hours a day?

How low is low?: Seems to me that exercising 4-5hr/d is a bit excessive. You only need 30min or so to improve your health. As for low calorie diet, it depends upon how low is low. More importantly, what kind of calories are you consuming? Healthy or junk? Processed or otherwise? What's your goal w/this extreme approach? Discuss your concerns, plans & goals w/your family doc who knows most about you & your health. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to restrict fruit to 1 serving a day for weight loss?

Is it healthy to restrict fruit to 1 serving a day for weight loss?

Poor idea: This may actually cause your metabolic rate to slow which may make it easier to gain weight. ...Read more

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What is a healthy amount of pregnancy weight gain per week or month?

What is a healthy amount of pregnancy weight gain per week or month?

WEIGHT GAIN: Total weight gain during pregnancy should be 20 lbs. So it can be at least more than 2 lbs / mo. ...Read more

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What is the best amount to have a daily calorie deficit for optimum weight loss?

What is the best amount to have a daily calorie deficit for optimum weight loss?

500kcal: We recommend eating health & exercising regularly in such a manner as to achieve 500kcal daily deficit. Over a week, that should lead to 3,500kcal loss or approximately 1 pound weight loss which is considered safe. Rather than try to achieve 10 pound loss over short period of time which is also nonsustainable, aim for slow but steady. Think tortoise, rather than hare. Marathon, not sprint. ...Read more

Ingestion (Definition)

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