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How many calories should I reduce to lose weight?

I want to lose 30 pounds in 3-4 months.
How many calories should I take in daily?
and what kind of exercise regiment should i do?

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8 Responses to “How many calories should I reduce to lose weight?”

  1. Alison D said :

    1200 and like at least 20 min of exercise

  2. Karen L said :

    check out the biggest loser website for best fat burning…they will probably say the bicycle…running is always the highest calorie burner but it is harder to do and tough on the body for most.

    As for the numbers, it is quite simple. 3500 calories=one pound. on average women should eat 1200-1400 calories a day. If you eat a lot now, and drop down to 1200 a day, you will lose weight rather quickly, if you have weight to lose. For example:

    If you currently eat around 1700 calories (I have no way of knowing just a sample) and you drop it down to 1200, that is 500 calories down a day, 7 days a week, you would lose 1 pound that week (all approx) IF you add excersize, treadmills and ellipticals usually tell you how many calories you burn based on weight and sex etc. So say you burn 500 a day there, in that one week you will lose 2 pounds…because together you eliminated 7000 total calories in a week. When you first start it will probably be more many people lose 5-6 pounds if they change their diet all of a sudden, but the average and recomended is approx 2 pounds a week, and if you do it right it is tough work, but worth it. Should be close to your goal…but that is a tough goal and you would have to be very strict, an almost impossible task.

  3. grotereber said :

    One pound is about 3500 calories. If you lose weight too fast, you’re likely to have your weight bounce back up. Plan on losing one pound a week–that’s 500 calories a day less than you’re eating now.

  4. Ajmal Mohamed M said :

    To lose weight in 3-4 months, follow this simple diet routine, proved to be more effective:

    General Motors Weight Loss Diet, a.k.a. The GM Diet* – An e-mail received from Shri M Siddique (who recd from Ravindra Jaju)
    Have you heard of the Physics Diet? As common sense goes, prevention is always better than cure!
    The following diet and health program was apparently developed for the employees and the dependants of General Motors Inc.
    The program was developed in conjunction with the grant from the US Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration. It was first tried at the Johns Hopkins Research Centre and was approved for distribution by the Board of Directors of General Motors Corporation at a general meeting on August 15, 1995 .
    General Motors Corporation wholly endorsed this program and is making it available to all employees and families. This program will be available at all General Motors Food service facilities.
    It is the management’s intention to facilitate a welfare and fitness program for everyone.
    This program is designed for a target weight loss of 5-6 Kgs. per week. It will also improve your attitude and emotions because of its systematic cleansing effects. The effectiveness of this seven day plan is that the foods eaten burn more calories than they give to the body in caloric value. This plan can be used as often as you like to without any fear of complications. It is designed to flush your system of impurities and give you a feeling of well being. After seven days you will begin to feel lighter by atleast 10 pounds. You will have an abundance of energy and an improved disposition.
    During the first seven days you must drink 10 glasses of water each day.
    All fruits except bananas. Your first day will consists of all fruits you want. It is suggested you consume lots of watermelon and cantaloupe.
    All vegetables. You are encouraged to eat until you are stuffed with all the new and cooked vegetables of your choice. There is no limit on the account or type. Avoid oil and coconut while cooking vegetables. Have large boiled potato for breakfast.
    Any mixture of fruits and vegetables of your choice. Any amount, any quantity. No bananas yet and no potatoes today.
    Bananas and milk. Today you will eat as many as eight bananas and drink three glasses of milk. You can also have one bowl of vegetables soup.
    Today is a feast day. You will eat 1 (one) cup of rice. You also have to eat 6 (six) whole tomatoes and drink 12 (twelve) glasses of water today to cleanse your system of the excess uric acid you will be producing.
    Today is another all vegetables day. You must eat 1 cup of rice today and eat all the vegetables you want cooked and uncooked to your heart’s content.
    Today your food intake will consist of 1 cup rice, fruit juice and all the vegetables you care to consume. Tomorrow morning you will be five to eight kilograms lighter than 1 week ago. If you desire further weight loss, repeat the program again. Repeat the program as often as you like, however, it is suggested that you rest for three days before every repetition.
    You have your system under control now and it will thank you for all the purging and cleansing you just gave it. Even more than a diet program it is good to follow this diet once in a while to clean your digestive system and remove toxic substances that have a accumulated in the system.
    The most important element of the program is the 10 (ten) tall glasses of water a day. You can also flavour the water will some lemon to make the drink easier. While on the program, take only black coffee and never more than one teaspoon of oil. Preferably do not use oil because the high calorific content. No fruit juices before day seven.
    Here is what happens to you body while you are on this program and how and why it works.
    Day 1: You are preparing your system for the upcoming program. Your only source of nutrition is fresh fruits. Fruits are nature’s perfect food. They provide everything you can possibly want to sustain life except total balance and variety.
    Day 2: Starts with a fix complex carbohydrates in the form of a boiled potato. This is taken in the form of a boiled potato and taken in the morning to provide energy and balance. The rest of the day too consists of vegetables which are virtually calories free and provide essential nutrients and fibre.
    Day 3: Eliminates the potato because you get your carbohydrates from fruits. Your system is now prepared to start burning excess pounds. You will have cravings, which should start to diminish by day four.
    Day 4: Bananas and milk. You are in for a surprise. You probably will not be able to eat all the bananas allowed. But they are there for the potassium you have lost and the sodium you may have missed during the last three days. You will notice a definite loss of desire for sweets and you will be surprised at how easy this day will go.
    Day 5: Rice and tomatoes. The rice is for the carbohydrates and the tomatoes are for the digestion and the fibre. Drinking a lot of water purifies your system. You should notice colourless urine today. If you do not feel like having one cup rice, you may eat less. But you may eat six tomatoes.
    Day 6: It is similar to day five. Vitamins and fibre from the vegetables and carbohydrates from the rice. By now your system is in a total weight loss inclination. There should be a noticeable difference in the way you look today compared to day one.
    Day 7: You may celebrate with champagne. You may also have white wine instead of champagne, but in all practical programs, and in all surveys done to measure the success of the program, General Motors employees have always preferred champagne to white wine.
    More than one cup of coffee with milk is especially forbidden. Milk and oil add empty calories to your diet. Avid coffee lovers can console themselves with black coffee. However, after the first week, it will help your digestion and set your stomach. The key thing to remember is that if you are hungry at any time, then you are not following the diet correctly. Almost all people give up the diet when they are hungry because of dieting. The secret of this program is that you should never hungry. If it is a vegetable day, eat so much vegetables that you are never hungry. If it is a fruits day, eat so much fruits that you are never hungry. You may be bored of eating vegetables all day, but you should not be hungry. You can take any amount of General Motors wonder soup on any day.
    The following soup is intended as a supplement to your diet. It can be eaten any time of the day in virtually unlimited quantities. You are encouraged to drink large quantities of this soup.
    · 23 oz water
    · 06 large onions
    · 02 green peppers
    · 03 whole tomatoes
    · 1 cabbage
    · 1 bunch celery – add herbs and seasoning as desired.
    This program is highly recommended for women and men above 40 for whom excess weight is especially dangerous. Excess weight for women aggravates arthritis problems and leads to rapid joint decay. Pain and joint deterioration can be lessened by weight loss as weight loss removes the stress on the knee joint. Excess weight is the most critical factor in keeping good health and excess weight is responsible for the most problems including coronary diseases, heart problems, arthritis and cancer among other serious life threatening diseases. Most serious health problems can be avoided by the single function of maintaining an ideal weight. Daily mild exercise of 20 minutes is also essential. Do not tire yourself out, but being regular in your exercise and maintaining an ideal weight goes a long way in ensuring a happy, healthy and long life.

    Wish you the very best in your endeavour!


  5. Health Guy said :

    If you want to lose weight, you need to two things: eat less and exercise more. Weight gain happens when you create a calorie surplus (eat more than you burn). Your body takes the excess calories and converts them to fat which get stored around your stomach, arms and thighs. The longer you remain in a calorie surplus, the more weight you’ll gain. To lose that weight, you need to do the opposite. You need to create a calorie deficit (start eating less than you burn).

    Your first step is to figure out how many calories you burn on a daily basis. This calculator will help you out The number you get from this tool is what your body burns on a daily basis. To lose weight, simply eat less. It sounds a lot easier than it is but making small changes helps you adjust to a new lifestyle. Don’t think of this as a diet, think of it as a new life. Instead of eating foods high in sugars, white flour and saturated fat, go with fruits, vegetables, whole wheats, fish, lean meats, nuts and beans. In addition to eating less, you also need to exercise more. Start off at 1-2 times per week and work your way up to 3-5 times per week.

    Don’t make all of these changes at once or you won’t be able to properly adjust to them. Generally, eating healthier foods will decrease your calorie intake. Compare a doughnut to an apple and you’ll see that healthy foods are lower in calories. You can find some more information at the Beginner’s Guide to Dieting –

  6. A A said :

    chew a lot of gums when you are hungry

  7. Logan S said :

    i agree with some of your other answerer’s go to a good web site like the biggest loser or weight wachers

  8. ABSee said :

    Your daily calorie intake depends upon your current weight. If you get this wrong, you will be wasting your time …too much and the weight will come back again, too little and nothing will happen…
    I would recommend you get the Slim Habit. This has all the information you need and it will help you to lose weight – permanently.
    Hope this is helpful…


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