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Counting carbohydrate or counting calories, which is better for weight loss?

Counting carbohydrate or counting calories,  which is better for weight loss?

Ultimately...: Calories IN must be less than calories expended so keeping track of calories is more important. That being said, it is important to keep simple sugars to a minimum and to increase fiber and protein in your diet. ...Read more

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Calorie (Definition)

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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Is eating 1200 calorie to lose weight healthy?

Is eating 1200 calorie to lose weight healthy?

It depends...: This depends on your size, activity level and the type of calories (low-glycemic foods help the most). Most people will lost weight on a 1200 calorie diet but weight loss on such a diet will be temporary unless you make long-term changes in your diet. You are more likely to become deficient in vitamins and minerals so should take a multivitamin. Please see http://bit.Ly/19csbtw and my comment:. ...Read more

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Is consuming 920 calories a day ok? I'm trying to lose weight by exercising & counting calories. I'm 140 lbs, ideal weight is my prebaby weight of 122

Is consuming 920 calories a day ok? I'm trying to lose weight by exercising & counting calories. I'm 140 lbs, ideal weight is my prebaby weight of 122

Many more ?s: It is possible to eat around 1, 000 cal per day to loose weight. The trick is getting the proper nutrition and vitamins into that constrained calorie count. I would also say that exercise at that calorie level would need to be temporarily halved or stopped, depending on what you are doing and how intense the workout is. A better approach may be a few more calories with moderate exercise. ...Read more

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226 lbs eating about 1200 calories. Could i lose weight by eating 75-80 carbs daily?

226 lbs eating about 1200 calories. Could i lose weight by eating 75-80 carbs daily?

CutCarbs AsLowAsAble: The key is not calories (measured in a calorimeter, not by eating) but food choices. Go hf/lc, cut all carbs (even non-sugar sweeteners) which drive insulin+amylin output & hunger, eat when hungry, wt daily to 0.1 lb & record. Fat will start coming off within days to weeks. Exercise can help but is mostly for other benefits. Study my other answers, dietdoctor, science for smart people, nusi.Org. ...Read more

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Can recovered anorexics/bulimics lose weight on limited exercise + 1200 calorie diet?

Can recovered anorexics/bulimics lose weight on limited exercise + 1200 calorie diet?

Anorexia/Bulimia.: I commend you for your Recovery from Anorexia/Bulimia. Now, the the Wise Woman in you reflect: What stress caused the condition? How was life affected? What helped-your personal determination, support groups, support from family, Therapy, medication? Reasons to lose weight now? What weight would you like to have? Need for Support Groups Please see a Psychiatrist for Therapy, diet, exercise, weight ...Read more

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How to increase calories after calorie restricted diet?

How to increase calories after calorie restricted diet?

Slowly: If you binge after a successful diet, you will gain the weight back. Go up to your "maintenance" caloric intake over a few days. You can calculate that here: http://www.Freedieting.Com/tools/calorie_calculator.Htm. ...Read more

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Can you lose weight healthily by just eating low cal frozen meals?

Depends: It depends on how many of these meals you eat. If you eat fewer calories than you need, you will lose weight. Rough formula-your weight x 10= calories needed per day. If you take in 500 cal less per day, you will lose 1 pound per week. 1 pound of body weight equals 3500 cal. ...Read more

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Fear of gaining weight obsession with food weight loss calorie counting, depression, low self esteem, self harm, preoccupation with food what is this?

Fear of gaining weight obsession with food weight loss calorie counting, depression, low self esteem, self harm, preoccupation with food what is this?

Fear and Depression: This is something that you seek professional help for, to help you figure it out. Depression sounds like the main thing here, and is causing everything else to feel even worse. There is help available for this. Contact your family doctor first, and then you can have your doctor recommend a counselor. I would do this sooner than later. You really can get over this! ...Read more

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Anorexia nervosa. Losing weight. Help me fast?

Anorexia nervosa. Losing weight. Help me fast?

Absolutely Get Help: Dr elliot is totally correct. Seek professional help quickly starting with your pcp. This a complex problem requiring a lot of effort and work to control. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to loose weight without counting calories?

How to loose weight without counting calories?

Preplan meals: Dieting and counting calories typically fails in the long term. Focus on 4-5 small, frequent meals consisting of at least one solid protein such as chicken, beef, pork or fish. Always start with the protein first and finish before moving on to the other items. Preplaning these meals the night before will help you make good choices. Stick with it and occasionally incorporate a cheat day. ...Read more

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Anorexia recovery eating plan?

Anorexia recovery eating plan?

Here you go: Sample eating disorder recovery meal plans | healing for ... Healingforeatingdisorders.Com/sample-meal-plans-for... Examples of eating disorder meal plans and how to design your daily food plan to overcome bulimia, anorexia, binge eating or eating disorder.Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could I still lose weight/fat just by counting calories not necessarily eating healthy balanced diet?

Could I still lose weight/fat just by counting calories not necessarily eating healthy balanced diet?

To lose weight...: In order to lose weight you have to burn more calories than those that you consume. Yes, you could do that. However, by not eating healthy you are putting yourself at risk of other health problems, like for example: anemia, constipation, acid reflux, even some type of cancers down the road. It is always good to eat as healthy as possible along to practice exercise. You will definitely good. ...Read more

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116 lbs overweight. Started high protein/fiber, low calorie diet. Eating more than usual but less calories and fat. Lost 3.4 lbs in 3 days. Ok? Eating1300-1400 calories per day. Never hungry for more

116 lbs overweight. Started high protein/fiber, low calorie diet. Eating more than usual but less calories and fat. Lost 3.4 lbs in 3 days. Ok? Eating1300-1400 calories per day. Never hungry for more

Congratulations: Congratulations on attempting to lose weight! the problem with diets is that they are sometimes unsustainable. If you are eating 1300 calories per day and are not hungry this is a sign that you were maybe overeating before. The best solution is to make long term lifestyle changes. Losing a pound a day may be too much, a more realistic goal is 2-4 lbs per week. ...Read more

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Could counting calories help you lose weight?

Could counting calories help you lose weight?

It can help: Eat healthfully & be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. You can mix & match different kinds of exercise. ...Read more

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Does eating more carbohydrate (rice, pasta) prevent weight loss?

NO!: They and sugar are the major cause of obesity. Eating white rice in eastern countries caused beriberi. Good class protein, appropriate fat and complex carbs make up a balanced diet that you get from "god-made" food. ...Read more

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Are anorexia and bulimia considered fad diets?

Are anorexia and bulimia considered fad diets?

Fad diet: No. They are serious illnesses with high mortality rates if untreated. ...Read more

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Medically supervised very low calorie diet (800 calories). Ok to exercise. Principle of ketosis. Burn about 400 cal/day/hr monitor. Safe?

Medically supervised very low calorie diet (800 calories). Ok to exercise. Principle of ketosis. Burn about 400 cal/day/hr monitor. Safe?

No safe shortcuts: This type of diet often makes the body angry, decreasing calories too much too quickly will send your body into starvation mode. Less calories = weight loss, but your body will become more efficient at holding onto calories, so you will gain the weight back and then some later on. Weight watchers is the safest and most consistent in my experience with thousands of people. ...Read more

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What's healthy eating plan for weight loss?

What's healthy eating plan for weight loss?

See details: Limit carbs, salt and red meat. Increase veggies, fresh fruit and fish. No sodas of any kind. Alcohol in moderation. Exercise on a regular basis, both cardio and strength training. ...Read more

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How can you lose weight without counting calories?

How can you lose weight without counting calories?

Eat raw foods ; fish: If you eat raw foods like vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, seeds, whole grains, unsweetened almond milk, and fish like wild salmon you should be able to lose weight without counting calories but you will have to be very strict with only eating raw foods and wild fish. Don't blend, juice, or grind the food. Avoid or highly limit oils. ...Read more

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Anorexia Nervosa (Definition)

An emotional disorder characterized by an obsessive desire to lose weight by refusing to ...Read more