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In today's world, bad dietary habits combined with sendentary lifestyle is the prominent reason for weight gain in large number of population. So, correcting the dietary factors (healthy food choices with lots of fruits and vegetables) and physical activity pattern (incorporating sports and exercise), can serve to check weight-gain and obesity.
The maximum weight loss recommeded by experts is about 1 Kg (2 lbs) per week. So, to lose a Kg of body weight, you theoretically have to cut back on 7700 calories per week or 1100 calories per day (Since, a gram of body fat approximately equals 7.7 calories). Similarly, to gain a Kg of body weight you need additional intake of 7700 calories per week.
Expressed in imperial units, the calorie cut back to lose a pound of body weight is about 3500 calories per week or 500 calories per day.
It is important to note that, nutrition experts suggest calorie intake of at least 1200 calories per day for women, and at least 1800 for men. So, Instead of just cutting back on calories, you should also burn some by exercise.
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