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I’ve been consuming about 300 calories a day for about

Patient: I’ve been consuming about 300 calories a day for about a month. If I increase my caloric intake to around 1,000 calories a day will I be able to maintain the weight I am at currently?

 

 

Doctor: Thank you for writing to us.I do not know your current weight to advise you about this. The factors that determine o ur basal metabolic rate are:AgeSexWeightHeightLevel of activityBased on that, the BMR should match the calorie intake for you to not gain weight. Hope you understand this. Do write back with all the details and I will be happy to help you.All the best.

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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