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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 it true that it takes more calories to eat/digest an apple than it actually provides?

No.: Outside of salad greens (maybe) there are no "free" foods or free lunches. Maybe if you ate the apple slowly on a treadmill. ...Read more

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Which has less calories, a small plum or a small apple?

Which has less calories, a small plum or a small apple?

Almost the same: One medium granny smith apple (154 grams) has 80 calories. A 2 1/8 inch plum (66 grams) has 30 calories. Not all apples have the same calorie count. The plum and the apple end up being very similar calorie wise - when you correct for weight. ...Read more

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If I eat a apple that's 110 calories and I burn the 110 calories , would that be like I didn't eat the apple atall?

If I eat a apple that's 110 calories and I burn the 110 calories , would that be like I didn't eat the apple atall?

Depends: Great question! Because of the ways that calories are stored (eg, sugars are converted to fats) - a lot depends on your body composition, metabolism, basal metabolic rate, and other factors. If you have concerns about your diet - I'd suggest seeing your doctor or a clinical nutritionist for help. Good luck! ...Read more

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I eat 1,000 calories a day I eat about 2 1/2 cups of papaya and quinoa with salmon and an apple will I gain weight from that much fruit?

I eat 1,000 calories a day I eat about 2 1/2 cups of papaya and quinoa with salmon and an apple will I gain weight from that much fruit?

Only 1 way to tell:: weight with reliable (cannot change the reading by standing on it in a variety of different ways) scale every day & record in your wt. log, Calories are the wrong issue; measured by heating water in a calorimeter. Study: https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/6656003, https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/6637761, https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/6643301, etc, on HealthTap. ...Read more

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I'm 5'8 & I weigh 108 no sugar no gluten or wheat only apples strawberries salmon& quinoa&no more than 995 calories a day why can't I lose more weight?

I'm 5'8 & I weigh 108 no sugar no gluten or wheat only apples strawberries salmon& quinoa&no more than 995 calories a day why can't I lose more weight?

Too low already-STOP: Your BMI is under 17--that's already substantially underweight. You are ill advised if further weight loss is desired. Please see your physician for a comprehensive evaluation NOW before you put your health at further risk. ...Read more

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After eating a small meal of apple, carrots, light low calorie bread, and one piece of fake meat. I fell asleep 30 minutes later for a half an hour or so. Weill i gain weight or will i be ok?

After eating a small meal of apple, carrots, light low calorie  bread, and one piece of fake meat. I fell asleep 30 minutes later for a half an hour or so. Weill i gain weight or will i be ok?

You will be ok: No this much consumption of carrot and low cal bread and a fake piece will not make you gain any significant weight.You have to consume 3500 calories extra without any activity , more than your body needs to maintain your normal weight to gain 1 lb of weight. So at your age if you have normal range weight and bmi you do not have to worry about weight after consuming few calories and sleeping. ...Read more

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Can I lose weight on 2000 calorie diet I am 6 foot 1 . I will eat turkey breast sandwich whole grain bread and bananas and green apples ?

Can I lose weight on 2000 calorie diet I am 6 foot 1 . I will eat turkey breast sandwich whole grain bread and bananas and green apples ?

Sure, if you burn...: If you burn 2500 calories a day and eat 2000, there will be weight loss. It's simple math and physics. That means using only 1800 calories a day while eating 2000 calories a day will cause weight gain. ...Read more