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What should be the ideal calorie amount for giving weight with medicine

İ heard that normal healthy people can giving weight even with 1800 daily calorie intake. But since our medication getting slow our metabolism should we need more less calorie to giving weight?İf so whats ideal daily calorie intake for medicated sz patients who wants to giving weight?

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This is too confusing to answer. Calories like all but meds kill it. Have to work out.

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Do you mean gain weight?

No for giving weight.

How do you give weight?

Lose weight?
Gain weight?

Giving weight makes no sense in English.

Sorry lose weight.

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I say try to keep it under 1400 calories. Between 1200-1400 calories.

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You can also do it by watching portion sizes. I make a fist, look at the part where my fingers start- makes a flat spot- and eat that size food. About 8cm by 4 cm

I lost 41 pounds that way.

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İ also thought so. because my calorie counter giving 2400 calorie for lose weight which is crazy.i think i can lose weight at 1300 calorie.

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I stick to 1200-1400 calories a day and I’ve lost 24 pounds since mid-March when starting Zyprexa. The weight loss is slower since I take Zyprexa but I am just happy to be on a downward trend.

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I don’t count calories but I wonder the same thing and it’s like you have to reduce even more calories because of the poor metabolism. If I had to guess I’d say I eat about 1000 to 1200 a day and I don’t gain or lose. But if I take it down any further I’m really feel like I’m starving half to death.
That’s a good question and I’m going to ask my pdoc about it
But his standard answer is excercize
But I’m so sedated I don’t feel like it

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I’ve lost 20 lbs of the 35 I gained with risperidone eating 900 calories a day. Lots of protein shakes as meals.

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Is english your first language? I ask because it seems like you’re having a tough time articulating what you’re trying to say. Sometimes that can be-because the dose you’re on makes thinking hard. I want you to be aware of this, because if its not absolutely necessary I would seek to lower your dose to a point where you can think clearly again.

I understand enough to tell you that, for me, I naturally felt hungrier while on certain drugs, I think if you count calories you should be fine, but if you find you’re gaining weight start lowering your calories, until you can maintain your weight. If you feel very hungry at that reduced count, I would consider changing foods to be more plant based because they have fewer calories and more volume.

I eat 1400-1700 kcal on week days and like 2000-2300 on weekends. I’ve lost 8 kg in 2,5 months that way. I go for some walks each day.
I’m down to 80 kg now. Gonna try and stay at that weight until I can start weight training again.

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@ZombieMombie, Is a fist the size your portion should be, or the size your whole meal should be?

No it s not. İ m having trouble because in turkish idioms and grammar totally different than english. But if you are talking about logic failure i would consider that. Thank you for advice.may i ask you why was thinking that i don t clear thinking?

I’m a 5’ 8.5" tall female, and I gain weight on 1500 to 1600 calories a day with daily exercise. I maintain my weight on 1300 to 1400 calories a day with daily exercise. I start to lose weight on 1000 to 1200 calories a day with daily exercise.

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I wanted to verify that you were having trouble with the language and not just thinking in general.

Your thinking is probably fine if you can manage a decent conversation in english. I’m sorry if I made you wonder. Your english is a bit rough, but if its not your native language its much more understandable why that is.

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Ok thank you very much for feedback @Ryanana

Portions. The entire meal would be a starvation diet. i don’t advocate that!

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