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What calorie intake is recommended to lose weight?

hello dr grief, i am a diabetic who is currently 67.5kg, I am 51 in July and I measure 4ft 11" in height, what would you recommend my daily calorie intake should be to lose my weight most efficiently. Since I have been on insulin, in the last 5 weeks I have put on 14lbs approximately.
Asked On : Fri, 14 Mar 2014
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Hello thanx for using hcm,

You can use a low calorie diet(1300 -1400) Kcal as your bmi suggest that your obese.
As your diabetic and using insulin you tend to put on weight so watch how much your eating.

consume small meals every 3-4 hours,eat more of whole grain rather than refined cereals.

Avoid simple sugars like juices,beverages , sweets, bakery products which are dense in calories which makes you put on weight and increases your sugar level too.Reduce consumption of oil and fat .

Eat lots of vegetables as they are rich in fibre gives you feeling of fullness and keeps your sugars stable.

Go for regular exercise, like brisk walk or aerobics.

Portion sized meals at regular timings are the key factor in reducing weight and maintaining sugars.
All the best.
Answered: Sat, 10 May 2014
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