Our expert says:
No it is not a silly question. You are correct that to lose weight an adult woman should try to reduce her energy intake to 1500 kcal or 6300 kJ per day. You can try using an energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet' at the top of this page, 'Weight loss', ‘Balanced diet’ and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet), and increasing your energy output by doing regular exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life) for 30 min a day. There are a variety of slimming diets to choose from on the Diet site and you can also access the Calorie Counter on the front page.
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