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06 Feb 2006

calorie counting
Is calorie counting an effective way to lose weight and how do I measure how much I can eat in one day and what foods are definitely NO'S
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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Maggie
Calorie counting is not used as much these days by dietitians, but if you find that this works for you then use it by all means. Generally speaking an adult woman requires 1500 cal a day to lose weight. You would need to check the calorie content of the foods you eat and work out how much your portions contain - this is complicated and can be frustrating. Rather try eating an energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet' at the top of this page, 'Weight loss' , ‘The right approach' and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet), and increasing your energy output by doing regular exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life).
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DietDoc
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