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Is 1400 calories too many calories to lose weight?

Is 1400 calories too many calories to lose weight?

Most adults can: Lose weight with this calorie intake as long as calories burned exceed calories consumed. Rate of loss will be variable. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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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


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Can you tell me what number of calories to lose weight?

Can you tell me what number of calories to lose weight?

Variable: That depends on a number of things such as rate of loss, gender, your size, your activity level etc. Cutting calories too sharply can actually lead to a decrease in metabolic rate. If you were to cut calories by 500 calories per day (other issues held constant) you could lose a pound per week. There are 3,500 calories per pound. Take care. ...Read more

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What is a good healthy amount of calories to lose weight by? I was thinking 1200, but 1500 my be more realistic. Is 10 lbs a month a good goal?

What is a good healthy amount of calories to lose weight by? I was thinking 1200, but 1500 my be more realistic. Is 10 lbs a month a good goal?

1200-1500: Start at 1500 calories then you can gradually decrease the calories a little at a time if tolerated.. You need to burn off 3500 you take in so a more calories than you take in, so a good exercise program should be a part of your weight loss program. A good weight loss rate is 1 - 2 lbs per week. You need to make life style changes to keep the weight off. ...Read more

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Is counting calories to lose weight okay? I take in about 1200-1400 a day with the myfitnesspal app.

Is counting calories to lose weight okay? I take in about 1200-1400 a day with the myfitnesspal app.

Yes: You need to count calories (dieting) to lose weight. You also need to exercise. However, be careful in reducing too many calories so that you don't become malnourished or faint. 1200 may be a little too much in the beginning. ...Read more

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If I workout an hour everyday and burn 1000 calories. Do I need to eat 1000 calories to lose weight ? I'm currently eating only 1200 calories.

If I workout an hour everyday and burn 1000 calories. Do I need to eat 1000 calories to lose weight ? I'm currently eating only 1200 calories.

Excessive Workout: I am not sure what workout you are doing that you can burn 1000 calories in one hour! Your body needs to rebuild, repair and maintain. You need to have an intake of at least 1800 calories a day. Remember, when you burn those calories and then calorie restrict, your body thinks you are starving and will just reduce your metabolism to a minimal level. ...Read more

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How to figure out how many calories to lose weight when breastfeeding?

How to figure out how many calories to lose weight when breastfeeding?

500-600 cal varys: To support lactation and maintain maternal reserves, most mothers in developing countries will need to eat about 500-600 additional kilocalories every day. ...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