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Doctor insights on: When Will You Stop Losing Weight On 1500 Calories

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If you consistently eat 1500 calories a day when will you stop losing weight?

If you consistently eat 1500 calories a day when will you stop losing weight?

Depends: Depends on your metabolism and degree of physical activity. A basic rule of thumb is: weight in lbs x 10= calories needed to maintain that weight with sedentary activities. In this case 1500 calories = about 150 lbs. This is very variable with a 15-20% range either way. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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When does weight loss start to become noticeable on a 500 calorie/day diet?

When does weight loss start to become noticeable on a 500 calorie/day diet?

Danger! cals too low: A 500 calorie/day diet can be very dangerous and should only be done under close supervision with a doctor, nutritionist and weight-loss team. Risks include: (1) not losing weight, because your body goes into "starvation mode" and slows metabolism, (2) severe malnutrition if you're not getting the right combination of vitamins, minerals, nutrients, (3) severe worsening of other medical problems. ...Read more

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Why do you stop counting calories while on the Atkins diet?

Why do you stop counting calories while on the Atkins diet?

Still important: The atkins diet markedly reduces carbs. They want thi to be the priority. Can get distracting if also counting calories. But calories still matter. Should still focus on veggies and some fruit as the foundation. Then add proteins. Some fat is needed. But, no carbs. ...Read more

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How to increase your metabolism to lose weight if you started gaining a lot of weight after menopause?

How to increase your metabolism to lose weight if you started gaining a lot of weight after menopause?

Exercise: There are no pills, hormones, or supplements that can increase your metabolism, unless you have a medical problem (such as hypothyroidism). The only real way to increase your metabolism is by doing regular aerobic exercise. I recommend walking the equivalent of 15 miles weekly or bicycling 45 miles weekly (the speed doesn't matter) ...Read more

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If i start putting weight training into my routine. Will this make me gain weight or lose body fat?

If i start putting weight training into my routine. Will this make me gain weight or lose body fat?

Possibly both: Weight training can lead to increased muscle mass which can increase your basal metabolic rate, so that you ultimately lose body fat. Increased muscle mass can potentially add to your weight, but if weight training is part of a fitness program which includes improved diet and cardiovascular exercise, you will likely lose weight over the long term. ...Read more

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Does it make sense that when calorie cycling you might lose weight on high days and not lose weight on low days?

Does it make sense that when calorie cycling you might lose weight on high days and not lose weight on low days?

Calorie cycling: When calorie cycling does it make sense to lose wt on high and gain in low? ANS: I am not certain what calorie cycling means up there? Bicycling to. Burn calories? If yes on high days you should lose weight. If eating diff Cal on diff days then will depend on many things such as sodium content of diet. Better to do the DASH if goal to lose weight. See my tips on how to DASH. ...Read more

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Advice on how to slowly increase more calories without gaining weight due to crash dieting. What should I eat? Ideas please!

Advice on how to slowly increase more calories without gaining weight due to crash dieting. What should I eat? Ideas please!

Low carb diet: Research strongly suggests that simple carbohydrates (sugars, grains, corn, potatoes) cause more weight gain than other foods. I would emphasize salads/green vegetables, nuts & seeds, eggs & organically-raised chicken/meats & wild salmon. See www.Nytimes.Com/2012/07/01/opinion/sunday/what-really-makes-us-fat.Html and http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/weightloss/default.Aspx. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight while on seroquel and prozac? I've lost 8 pounds but can't seem to lose any more weight. I am 180 lbs.

Is it possible to lose weight while on seroquel and prozac? I've lost 8 pounds but can't seem to lose any more weight. I am 180 lbs.

Possible but varies: Nutrition choices, fitness plan, self-discipline, motivation and good sleep have impact on weight and general health for anyone including those on medication that may cause weight gain. For most weight is manageable. Others may need med change. Must weigh med benefit with med side effect. Work with prescriber to find plan that works for you. Seek a virtual consult. Best regards for good health. ...Read more

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How quickly can you lose weight on the Atkins diet?

How quickly can you lose weight on the Atkins diet?

Rapidly: By adhering strictly to the atkins diet weight loss can be rapid. However, when you reintroduce carbs back into your diet - weight gain can be rapid. ...Read more

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How can I stop losing motivation when on a diet?

How can I stop losing motivation when on a diet?

Visualize how you’ll: feel & look when you’re at your best. Think about what motivated you to lose weight in the first place. Insure calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water/day & 5 servings of veggies & 4 servings of fruit per/day. Eat whole grain. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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What should I eat to stop losing weight and start gaining more muscle mass w/o losing tone?

What should I eat to stop losing weight and start gaining more muscle mass w/o losing tone?

Exercise, & protein: Any vigorous exercise will do; weight training may be more effecive.Maintain protein intake of about one gram or more/kg of body weight. ...Read more

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Does eating 1500 calories and not exercising going to make me gain weight?

Does eating 1500 calories and not exercising going to make me gain weight?

Unlikely but: It depends on your current height and weight. You need to calculate your basal metabolic rate and you can find a calculator online. This will let you know approximately how many calories your body burns without any activity based on height and weight. You can use this to guide you if you are trying to maintain your weight. Take care. ...Read more

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What amount weight will I lose if I burn 500 calories a day?

What amount weight will I lose if I burn 500 calories a day?

3500 calories is 1lb: 500 calories is very low, and if prescribed by a physician can be used for a short time. Pounds are lost by losing 3500 calories. So in a day if you eat 500 calories and your body burns 1500 calories through exercise and basal metabolism, you lose 1000 calories a day. Takes 3.5 days to lose 1 pound. So it depends on the calories your body burns. Varies by metabolism and exercise. ...Read more

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How much weight will you lose after beginning ADHD medication?

How much weight will you lose after beginning ADHD medication?

Depends: All medications approved by the fda for the treatment of adhd in children may have weight loss associated with their use, not just amphetamine derivatives. Methylphenidate, atomoxetine, guanfacine, desmethylphenidate all can decrease appetite leading to weight loss. This is because of their impact on separate centers of the brain, and totally unrelated to their supposed addictive potential. ...Read more

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Does risperdal slow your metabolism long after you discontinued. Unable to lose body fat, burned fat very quickly before?

Does risperdal slow your metabolism long after you discontinued. Unable to lose body fat, burned fat very quickly before?

No: Risperdal's possible effects on your metabolism should be gone once it is gone from your system. If you're eating healthy foods in normal quantities and exercising, you should be getting back to normal. I wonder why the Risperdal was prescribed, though and hope these causes are no longer bothering you. Work with your doctor on any medication changes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me when losing weight does your face automatically lose weight?

Can you tell me when losing weight does your face automatically lose weight?

There is not a: Guarantee. But quite often your loss will show in your face early on due to lose of subcutaneous fat. ...Read more

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Will that make you gain weight if you don't eat the recommended amount of calorie intake while losing weight?

Will that make you gain weight if you don't eat the recommended amount of calorie intake while losing weight?

Maybe: If you constantly eat too little your body can go into a survival mode thinking that food is not avialble and reduce your metabolism. Generally when on a weightloss program, the set calories are an average per day (you may go over one day & under one) but try to stay close to the suggested amount so your body does not think it is being starved. ...Read more

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When trying to lose weight and you are counting calories should the overall calorie intake matter Or just the net. Intake after burning calories?

When trying to lose weight and you are counting calories should the overall calorie intake matter Or just the net. Intake after burning calories?

Both: (cannot answer on your particular health, but...) 1) weight change is from net calorie loss. Type of food intake irrelevant, calories in versus calories out. 2)BUT! much/most of the weight loss will be from MUSCLE (bad) unless exercise goes along with the dieting. Exercise without dieting has a LOUSY success record on weight loss. Track both net loss and intake/exercise. Do Both diet and exercise ...Read more

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I'm just trying to lose weight, if i cut down on calories and exercise for a while will i lose weight?

I'm just trying to lose weight, if i cut down on calories and exercise for a while will i lose weight?

Possibly: It takes 3,500 calories to lose a pound (not talking about water weight) So the rate of loss will depend on how many calories you ultimately consume and burn. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am losing any calories by eating a high calorie meal while drinking the mass gain shake?

How to tell if I am losing any calories by eating a high calorie meal while drinking the mass gain shake?

No!: "mass gain shake" whatever it is, is not going to negate the calories eaten in other foods. ...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