Anonymous asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 8 months ago

how many calories do i need to eat a day to lose weight?

i am 43. IM female and 5'8. i weight 254 pounds. I live in montana and cant afford a gym, although im not lazy. I know diffrent tips, i appreciate respectful dieting tips but specifically im looking for a daily calorie number for weight loss. 


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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago
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    The average person doing NOTHING burns about 1500 calories per day.  The average person who is moderately active - such as a physically demanding job - will burn at least 2000 calories per day.

    To drop weight - you need to burn more calories than what you eat.  So, as long as you are not spending 24 hours per day in bed or just sitting in a chair, then a 1500 calorie diet should result in weight loss.

    Add a 30 minute walk to your usual daily routine and a 1500 calorie diet should guarantee weight loss over time.  

    You can use this calculator to help you discover how many calories typical activities burn.  This might help you determine a more exact calorie intake for your needs based on your activities.

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  • 8 months ago

    You should eat between 1300-1500 calories a day. That would be the BMR for a woman your age at a healthy weight of 150.  If you eat that many calories per day, you will lose weight without starving. Weight loss is 80% diet.  

    The key to weight loss is finding an eating plan that you can stick to based on your food preferences, willingness to change, cooking skills, and budget. Regardless of the plan you choose to follow, you must count calories.  End of story.  Use an app like Loose It! or MyFitnessPal to track everything.  Buy a food scale and use it.  Use your measuring spoons.  

    A really good option for you might be a ketogenic diet.  You can eat nearly unlimited quantities of vegetables like lettuce, spinach, cabbage, broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower, brussle sprouts, zucchini, etc.  You should eat 2-3 servings a day of protein at about 3 ounces per serving (beef, pork, chicken, lamb, salmon, tuna, eggs, etc.).  You need to eat good fats.  That means a couple of tablespoons of homemade salad dressing (with olive oil), some avocado, some raw walnuts, a little butter on your steamed broccoli, a dollop of real cream in your coffee, etc.  It does not mean eating margarine or commercially prepared/store-bought salad dressings made from soybean or corn oil.  You do not get to eat any grains are starches.  No bread, cereal, pasta, crackers, rice, corn, potatoes or beans. You also have to give up sugar, honey, syrup, and artificial sweeteners. Use only monk fruit and stevia.  

    Here's a video to give you some guidance.  Try it.  See if you find this helps with cravings and binges.  Keto diets have been proven safe and effective

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    • 8 months agoReport

      thank You

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  • 8 months ago

    Not all calories are made equal.

    Different foods undergo different metabolic pathways in your body.

    They can have very different effects on your hunger, hormones and the number of calories you burn.

    Here are the 20 most weight-loss-friendly foods on Earth that are supported by science.

    1. Whole eggs

    Once feared for high cholesterol, whole eggs have made a comeback.

    New studies show that they do not have a detrimental effect on cholesterol levels in the blood and do not cause heart attacks.

    What’s more, they’re one of the best foods to eat if you want to lose weight, because they contain a lot of protein, contain healthy fats and you can feel full with a very low calorie count.

    A study of 30 overweight women showed that eating eggs for breakfast, instead of bagels, caused a greater sense of satiety (satiety) and that participants eat less for the next 36 hours.

    Another eight-week study showed that eggs for breakfast increased the weight loss on a reduced calorie diet compared to bagels.

    Eggs are also incredibly nutritious and can help you get all the nutrients you need on a low-calorie diet. Interestingly, almost all nutrients are in the egg yolks.


    Eggs are very filling and nutrient rich. Compared with refined carbohydrates such as bagels, eggs can suppress appetite later in the day and even promote weight loss.

    2. Leafy greens.

    Leaf vegetables are kale, spinach, collards, Swiss chard and a few others.

    They have different properties that make them perfect for a weight loss diet, such as low calorie and carbohydrate and full of fiber.

    Eating leafy green vegetables is a great way to increase the volume of your meals without increasing the calories. Numerous studies show that meals and diets with a low energy density ensure that people generally eat fewer calories.

    Leaf vegetables are also incredibly nutritious and very rich in many vitamins, antioxidants and minerals, including calcium, which have been shown to help fat burning in some studies.


    Leafy vegetables are an excellent addition to your diet for weight loss. Not only do they contain few calories, they also contain a lot of fiber that makes you feel full.

    3. Salmon.

    Fatty fish such as salmon is incredibly healthy and very satisfying, so you’re filled with relatively few calories for hours.

    Salmon is full of high-quality protein, healthy fats and various important nutrients.

    Fish and seafood in general can also supply a significant amount of iodine.

    This nutrient is necessary for a good thyroid function, which is important to keep your metabolism optimal.

    Studies show that a significant number of people do not meet their needs for iodine. Salmon is also full of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to help reduce inflammation, which is known to play an important role in obesity and metabolic diseases.

    Mackerel, trout, sardines, herring and other types of fatty fish are also excellent.


    Salmon is rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids, making it a good choice for a healthy diet.

    4. Cruciferous vegetables.

    Calciferous vegetables include broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels sprouts.

    Like other vegetables, they have a lot of fiber and are incredibly filling.

    What’s more, these types of vegetables generally contain substantial amounts of protein.

    They are not nearly as high in proteins as animal food or legumes, but still high in comparison with most vegetables.

    A combination of protein, fiber and low energy density make calciferous vegetables the perfect food to incorporate into your meals if you want to lose weight.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Go to a website with BMR and input your data like your height and desired weight and sedentary. Also, you'll be hungry because, while some people are fast burners, you might not be one of them. For profound weight loss, it might come up at a low amount. You ought to tell us what you normally eat by looking at your daily calorie chart. Go lower by 3500 a week to lose one one. That's negative 500 per diem. Surely, you can walk every day. You don't needs gym for that. You'll burn some depending on duration and speed. You can also find a fitness DVD to do at home. 

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Don't rely on counting calories as you main tool. It's the lack of body awareness and mindfulness that gets people overweight and unhealthy. Take the time to feel your food nourish you or sicken you. Pop Tarts may be a nice treat but I would sink into the floor if I ate them all the time. Just the same, raw kale sounds nice but I would widdle away to nothing if that was my main dish.

    When you just salute "yes dietitian!" that's when you start to make poor decisions and not have an avenue to datamine why you are or aren't losing weight. You are just following orders.

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  • 8 months ago

    you need to ask your doctor this question

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