A 19-year-old female asked:
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if i eat lunch after working out, am i just eating all of the calories back or does it not work that way?

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Dr. Mansoor Jatoi
9 years experience Internal Medicine
Calories: Calories are calories. You would've eaten lunch regardless, so look at exercise as taking away calories you wouldn't have otherwise. But yes, eating lunch is taking in calories. You have to look at the recommendation of caloric intake based on your activity, look up calculators for calories recommended and you can configured it based on what your weight regimen goals are.
Answered on Aug 24, 2014

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