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500 Calorie Vegan Breakfasts
Maybe: If more than 20 percent of the calories are fat then yes. ...Read more
A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more
800 calorie diet, found out I'm anaemic, the iron pills are making me constipated and I don't want to eat meat because I'm vegan, what should I do?
Injectible iron: You're a grown-up now with some serious health problems including Graves's disease. It is extremely difficult for a vegan to enough iron & several other nutrients, and I would urge you to reconsider your involvement with this diet or at least to find a vegan-friendly physician to guide you. It seems to be costing you your health. Your physician can inject iron but it's unpleasant. Be wise. ...Read more
Ask a dietitian.: The best person to consult in this regard would be a Registered Dietitian. RDs have years of education about food, nutrition, food science and such. An RD can help you well with food choices and meal planning for optimal health and wellness. They can also take into account medical issues. Just be careful, as inexpensive usually means unhealthy. ...Read more
Hey I'm 5ft 2 and I weight 7 stone! How can I put weight on? I'm blending smoothies for breakfast that come to around 1000 calories!
See a doctor: There are many causes of being underweight. The main ones are inadequate intake of calories, need for hydrochloric acid and/or digestive enzymes, malabsorption, inflammation of intestines (possibly from intestinal parasites), celiac disease and other food allergies, vitamin/mineral/amino acid deficiencies and hyperthyroidism. A good GI doc or holistic doc can help you find what the problem (s) is/are. ...Read more
I make breakfast my biggest meal of the day. They are usually around 400 calories, is this okay based on a 1, 500 calorie intake per day?
Yes, it's OK: This is fine, though at 400 calories it does not sound like your biggest meal (unless you are having more than 3 meals). Not all calories are created equal, so the source of the calories is crucial. My favorite overall diet for good health is dr. Fuhrman's. See http://www. Drfuhrman. Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet. Aspx. ...Read more
Exercise: Your are always burning calories. Exercising increases the demand for energy which are calories. Exercise burns calories no matter when or where. ...Read more
My 1yo needs to start on Pediasure or Carnation Instant breakfast for calories (FTT), is there a "healthier" option or do I not worry about "organic"?
Depends: The Carnation product added to milk or almond milk can provide similar nutrients for a fraction of the cost of Pediasure. If your doc has explored the issues with your kids FTT and suggests a supplement, it is worth a try. Either has defined caloric and nutrient content that can support growth and make up for deficiencies in prior food seeking behavior. Continued followup is important. ...Read more
Depends: The amount you eat for each meal based on your caloric intake depends on what you are eating and the caloric value for each item eaten. ...Read more
Absolutely not: Variations of a false story of burning muscle are untrue. You will only burn muscle under extreme starvation in which case you would not be able to interval train. ...Read more
Ask a dietitian.: The best person to consult in this regard would be a Registered Dietitian. RDs have years of education about food, nutrition, food science and such. An RD can help you well with food choices and meal planning for optimal health and wellness. They can also take into account medical issues. Just make sure you keep "high calorie" healthy. ...Read more
Accept it, move on.: First of all, don't make a habit of this. For some people, that may be their total allotment of calories for the day, and you just had that in one meal. Second, don't try to compensate for it later in the day by not eating or eating too little. Just move on. ...Read more
Is eating oats with a reasonable amount of raisins and semi-skimmed milk good for breakfast? Trying to cut down on calories, I normally have around 2 bowls for breakfast, is this a good lunch or supper substitute too?
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Depends: I always recommend breakfast to be the heartiest meal of the day, as long as you aren't going back to bed afterwards... 400-600 calories would be great. ...Read more
I recommend the DASH diet for the most healthy way to eat.
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Get it, read it and use it and you will be much more healthy than you are now unless you are now DASHing. ...Read more
If I wake up at 3 am to eat breakfast will I gain weight? I gotta go to work at 4 am And should I count 3 am as my new calories for the day
Yes.: You will gain weight if your total calorie intake exceeds the number calories you burn up during the activities of daily living. The time of day or night you ingest the calories is immaterial. More exercise will burn up more calories although reducing the amount of calories you ingest is easier for most people. ...Read more
Please, I need some 200-calorie balanced breakfast ideas, with proteins, fibers, healthy fats and a few carbs. The cheaper the better! Thank you! ?
Protein breakfast: Egg white omelet n wheat slice, low fat string cheese with egg whites, fruit with low-fat greek yogurt, almonts with low-fat greek yogurt with fruits. ...Read more
Is a half banana, a 100 calorie pack of plain walnuts and almonds, oatmeal and honey, and water to drink a healthy breakfast?
Sounds pretty good: To me.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm 1 month postpartum I have no appetite and im trying to lose weight can I drink breakfast shakes to fill me up and help with my calorie intake?
Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done (weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/ (depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more
M 14 weeks pregnant girl. I m using brown bread in brkfast is it ok for my baby? .How much calories should I take now
Depends: Brown bread is fine. Most women need to increase caloric intake during pregnancy. The exact number of calories you need depends on your pre pregnancy weight and your bmi. Women who begin pregnancy at a higher bmi should ideally gain less weight than women who start with a lower bmi. For a specific recommendation ask your ob. ...Read more
I am vegan, and I keep track of calories/fat/protein. I am noticing that I am getting 0 cholesterol. Is this unhealthy?
You're fine: All real vegan diets have zero cholesterol. Your body makes its own cholesterol. I'm going to assume you supplement for the nutrients that you CANNOT get otherwise as a vegan, and that you have a reliable source of information about this aspect of your lifestyle choice. It's a moral one and I admire you. If you really know what you are doing, it can be as healthy as any other. Best wishes. ...Read more
Hill Climbing: Will increase your aerobic capacity, burn increased calories, and improve overall fitness. Treadmill climbing or brisk hiking will accomplish what you're looking for. That said, resistance training to improve delivery of oxygen to muscles and stimulate growth is a desirable part of any fitness program. Bands are highly effective for this purpose but don't involve the use of weights. It's worth it! ...Read more
Danger! Cals too low: A 500 calorie/day diet can be very dangerous and should only be done under close supervision with a doctor, nutritionist and weight-loss team. Risks include: (1) not losing weight, because your body goes into "starvation mode" and slows metabolism, (2) severe malnutrition if you're not getting the right combination of vitamins, minerals, nutrients, (3) severe worsening of other medical problems. ...Read more
This would be likely: To lead to a drop in your metabolic rate. ...Read more
Keep a journal: Keep track of all the food you eat. Use a counter or a journal. It will hlep you reduce your addiction. Make a chart & cognitive behavioral research shows that you will eat less over time. Find a nutritionist and consider joining over eaters anonymous. Find a good therapist.Who specializes in eating disorders. Chew gum to curb your appetite. Exercise. Good luck and let us know how you are doing. ...Read more
I weigh 17 stone and am 5 ft 11 male. If I eat 500 calories per day for 3 months will I lose any weight?
Too extreme: Your body mass index is 45 = very obese. You may need professional help to create a sustainable diet/exercise plan. Walking + cycling are good; so is weightlifting to burn calories faster. But 500 cal is a starvation diet - not sustainable! Slow and steady wins the race. Have to cut out sweets, sugar, sugary beverages, reduce starches + emphasize fruit, veg, whole grains, lean meat, low fat dairy. ...Read more
Am I eating enough calories? I'm a teenage girl and eat about 1, 500 calories a day and burn off about 700.
It depends on...: It depends on age and pubertal development. Most teen girls are still gaining weight, so the doctor can check at the annual check-up or at another visit, how the growth chart looks. A teen usually is not getting enough calories if she is below normal weight and not gaining. ...Read more
Because of an injury (it band syndrome) I cannot run for awhile. How can I burn the 400-500 calories I would normally burn doing this?
What should be my calorie intake in a day to lose fat? I eat quite a lot. Yet my calorie intake is 500-600 C. Is it low? Doesn't seem OK to me.
Low calirie: You must not be counting calories right. At 500 a day you will lose weight till you die. Please try an App like Loseit and document what your daily calorie intake is. Then you can set it for your goal weight Nd follow that and fat wil melt away or go on depending on where u r with your goal. ...Read more
If someone is obsessively counting calories and eating 500 a day, working out, and losing ten pounds a week do they likely have an eating disorder?
Yes, very possibly: 500 calories a day is not a sustainable food plan. Losing 10 pounds a week is also not healthy, because this person is likely also losing muscle. An eating disorder is very possible in this situation. If this is you, and you are truly 12 years old, you need your parents' help to see a doctor asap. ...Read more
I plan to eat normally for 5 days of a week and for 2 days, I plan to eat 500 calories. I'm 16, 5'3, and 130 pounds and play soccer. Is this healthy?
No: 500 calories is not enough "fuel" for your body, especially as an athlete. It's not wise to attempt to lose weight during a season of athletic competition. If you really wanted to limit calories on days you are not practicing or competing, then consider dropping to no fewer than 1200. ...Read more
I've been consuming 500 calories for the past 12 weeks (lost 36 lbs)but I fainted! And have no energy. How can I up my calories without gaining weight
Too Much Weight loss:
First congratulations on your dedication. But, you may be killing yourself. It may be wise to add a protein bar or a protein shake to your current regimen and get to a place of about 1200 kcals.
You need nutrition. You can get this with some veggies and some protein. You do not need to gain weight but you do need to eat. ...Read more
My son is 1, 32", 23lbs 4oz, eats 350-500 calories daily (10-16oz) refuses more, little energy, Possible CP, dysphagia. Beneficial to get feeing tube?
I a man overweight and have been losing weight but not fast enough. Can I please go to 500 calories and moderate exercise every day. Will this make me lose weight and how do I keep it off?
No easy way: There is 1 formula for losing weight: Limit calorie (carb) intake and exercise daily. How you go about those 2 elements is up to you. If you starve yourself (500 cal /day) your body will go into hibernation mode and you won't lose weight. You have to eat in order to lose weight! Once you get to you goal (it may take years), there is no letting up. Keeping it off requires ongoing diet & exercise! ...Read more
Extreme low cal diet: Extreme low cal diets can create states of catabolism where the body starts breaking down its own tissue for energy. It can affect your electrolyte balance which will affect how the muscles of your body, which includes heart muscle functions. It lowers your metabolism for conservation of calories, instead of raising your metabolism. ...Read more