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I Weigh 240 Lbs And Wish To Get To 220 Lbs. How Many Calories Can I Eat Per Day To Lose Weight?

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There are a number of factors which determine how many calories you should eat per day to lose weight. These include your weight, age, sex, how much exercise you do and how much you want to lose. Use one of the numerous calorie calculators online to establish exactly how many calories you should eat per day to lose weight, such as this one www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm
For healthy weight loss you should aim to lose between 1-3 pounds a week. The recommended calorie intake for women every day is 2000 and 2500 for men. To lose weight you need to be eating less than this, or to put it another way less than your body needs every day for living, which is referred to as your Basal Metabolic Rate. Calorie calculators like the one mentioned above will work this out for you and recommend how many calories you should eat per day to lose weight.

It is advised however that women should not eat less than 1200 calories per day and men should not take in less than 1800, as this could cause health risks. Exercising regularly will help you to burn more calories and lose weight quicker rather than starving yourself.

Depending on factors such as age, weight and speed, just a 20 minute walk could burn around 100 calories. If you went for a 20 minute walk every day you could burn around 700 calories, so imagine how many calories you could burn doing a couple of 1 hour exercise classes a week.

Don’t try to rush your weight lose, do it slowly and you will be more likely to keep the weight off for good and remain healthy at the same time. Use an online calorie counter to help you work out your ideal daily calorie intake and combine this with regular exercise for healthy weight loss.
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Multiply your weight by7 and eat that many calories a day and you will lose weight. I weighed 234 x 7=1638. I ate between 1300-1500 and 3 weeks later I am 220.
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Bill Burns answered
There is not a definitive answer to this question. You want your calorie expenditure to exceed your intake throughout the day, so that your body does not store extra energy as fat.

Try eating close to a 2000 calorie diet that is void of most transfats, saturated fats, preservatives and added sugar. You may need more energy than this to feel active enough, but the goal is to eat healthful foods only and do not overeat.

Next, it is important to incorporate regular exercise, using the healthy calories from your diet, you will activate your body to tap into fat stores to obtain extra, needed energy. It is important to maintain your diet, as this helps to keep your metabolism functioning at a higher rate to burn fat.
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If you want to lose weight than you want to try to eat lesser calories. Try 1000-1200 calories a day.Its a general rule of thumb that one is to take his or her body weight and multiply it times 10.5 and that gives you a general idea of what calories would suffice. *In your case 240 lbs x 10.5 = 2520 Kcal 
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I am a 40 year old woman that is 5'8 and 242lbs and my husband is 47 and 308 at 5'10 we want to go on a limited calorie a day diet, what is the required amount of calories a day to lose at least 2 lbs a week with a 1/2 an hour workout a day?. Thanks for your input.

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