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17 Aug 2010

calories
hi very silly question. but people say to lose weight i woman should eat around 1500 calories a day, what kind of food menu would i be looking at to have such little calories, im so bad with these things. like just an example of like all bran sandwich mash for dinner 2000 calories, haha if u know what im trying to get at i just want an indiaction of what kind of eating id have to do to consume such a littel amount.

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01 Jan 0001

Dear Rachel
No it is not a silly question. You are correct that to lose weight an adult woman should try to reduce her energy intake to 1500 kcal or 6300 kJ per day. You can try using an energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet' at the top of this page, 'Weight loss', ‘Balanced diet’ 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) for 30 min a day. There are a variety of slimming diets to choose from on the Diet site and you can also access the Calorie Counter on the front page.
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