Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
163 Doctors are Online

How much calories to take to regain lost weight?

User rating for this question
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2003
Answered : 1229 Questions
Hi, My weight : 70kg Height :176 cm.. Last month i use to run fo 3 km per day. i lost upto 6 kg.. 63 kg then i stopped running for a while. Now i increase my weight by 7 (i.e 70kg). I started running again for 3 km per day... I don't want to lose my weight.. How much calories i need to take .. Can u just tell the diet which should help me to maintain 70 kg. Thanks, XXXXX
Posted Sun, 15 Dec 2013 in Diet Plans
Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 4 hours later
Brief Answer: Hi Detailed Answer: Hi Thank for posting your query on XXXXXXX Your Body mass index is almost 22.6 kg/m2. It suggests that your weight (70kg) is appropriate for your height. You do not need to reduce weight. Calorie intake depends on your lifestyle. On an average an adult man requires 2400 - 2500 kcal/day for moderate activity. In diet you need to take everything in moderation to maintain the weight. You can avoid high calorie foods like milk products (butter, ghee, sweets, cream, ice cream etc). You need to take 3 regular meals in moderation and 3 small snacks. You can chose the food items from the food pyramid. Thus your meal can include the following: Early Morning: Lime water (sugar less) – 1 glass Breakfast: One of the following non fried preparations like: Whole wheat bread (without butter) – 3 slices Vegetable poha/ Dalia/ Sevian/ upma - 1 -2 cup Idli 2 - 3 pc. With Sāmbhar – 1 cup Cornflakes with skimmed milk (less sugar) – 1 cup Stuffed chapatti (2 no.) with dry vegetable – 1 katori Mid-Morning: Raw Fruits and vegetables. Lunch: 2 - 3 chapatti + sabji 1 katori + boiled brown rice ½ katori + dal – 1 katori + salad 1 katori + 1 glass thin butter milk or 1 katori skimmed curd. Evening Snacks: Milk/Tea / Coffee (less or no sugar) + high fiber biscuit OR Sprouts / roasted channa 1 katori Dinner: 2 - 3 chapatti + vegetable 1 katori + skimmed buttermilk 1 glass + salad 1 katori. Start your meals with salads and buttermilk, and stop eating when you are just full. Avoid snacking in between. Consume 2.5 to 3 liter water. Avoid juices. Exercise for atleast 20 min a day is needed. It can include gym, walk, yoga, swimming, skipping, cycling etc. Keep a weighing machine at home to keep track of weight. Avoid any habit that may be contributing to weight gain, like excessive sleeping, sedentary lifestyle, etc. Get routine blood tests done. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards Dr Vaishalee
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an Internal Med Specialist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor