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Anorexia Calorie Counting
Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder in which a person refuses to maintain a normal body weight, has a fear of being fat, and significantly misperceives their body weight or shape. People with anorexia tend to be female (about 90%). Patients are unaware that their preoccupation with weight is abnormal. They tend to see their low weight as an achievement, which limits ...Read more
Yes: As a ringside physician, i've known beginning boxers with tremendously massive abdominal muscles that are not yet visible because they have not yet gotten to their best boxing weight, with very little body fat. Whether you count calories, do a lot of cardio, and/or just watch what you eat, if you have a fair amount of ab muscle and almost no trunk fat, you'll have your sixpack. ...Read more
I been on a diet for months. I lost 100 pounds. I am now maintaining and counting calories. Thanksgiving is coming up, can i cheat one meal ?
Diet tips: Were you a compulsive eater? Do you think you can maintain a balanced diet in the future? One of my patients who lost 100 lbs said he is always cautious about sweets. He doesn't think he can have just one. Everyone is different and you need to figure out what works for you. Many people have issues with food addiction, while some can eat in a balanced way. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
How many calories a day should a 53 yr old 5ft 195 pound female should eat a day to lose weight. Also is counting calories better than counting carbs ?
Hello, I'm a 24 old guy and I have problem with overweight, I want help with it. I tried counting calories. But I couldn't follow through that. Also I weigh 104kg and 170cm is my height?
You will get a lot: of opinions about this but my belief is that, especially at your age, focusing on daily expenditure of more calories is the place to start: walk whenever you can, take the stairs. Then, rather than focusing on what you shouldn't eat, focus on healthy: 6-7 vegetables/fruits daily, 4+ servings of healthy carbs/whole grains each day. Pick one thing, do it until it's part of life. Then pick another:) ...Read more
Hi, i've lost 20kg over 3 months but i've not lost weight for the last 2 weeks despite my continous exercise and calorie counting. I'm i in trouble?
I have 140lbs to lose and i'm counting calories. If i'm consuming 1400 cal is it safe to exercise until I am net <500 every day? Not counting my rmr.
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
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