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How many calories per day should most people eat who want to lose weight?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Enuf 2 stay healthy

Ok, it is clear that one must eat fewer calories and exercise more to lose weight.
But there is an optimal number of calories and nutrients needed to maintain energy levels, basic functioning, health. So a balanced but lower-calorie diet is needed, and few medical or nutrition experts would let that be under 1500 calories in most cases. Go to a credible site or provider and create a balanced diet.

In brief: Enuf 2 stay healthy

Ok, it is clear that one must eat fewer calories and exercise more to lose weight.
But there is an optimal number of calories and nutrients needed to maintain energy levels, basic functioning, health. So a balanced but lower-calorie diet is needed, and few medical or nutrition experts would let that be under 1500 calories in most cases. Go to a credible site or provider and create a balanced diet.
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Dr. Kenneth Foreman
Bariatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Less than you burn

The exact number varies by person, but in general you must eat less calories than you burn with daily activities and exercise.
Make sure you are getting most of your calories from protein sources and vegetables. Regardless of your activity level, you should not go below 800-1000 calories daily without medical supervision. Adding simple exercise such as daily walks will help burn more calories.

In brief: Less than you burn

The exact number varies by person, but in general you must eat less calories than you burn with daily activities and exercise.
Make sure you are getting most of your calories from protein sources and vegetables. Regardless of your activity level, you should not go below 800-1000 calories daily without medical supervision. Adding simple exercise such as daily walks will help burn more calories.
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