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Apples Negative Calories
No, Neg Energy?: A calorie is a unit of energy, measured by using it to warm water within a calorimeter. Since calories refer to a unit of energy, a tiny unit of energy from a human perspective, existing vs. No longer existing relates to Einstein's theory of relativity: E=Mc2, meaning energy is uncongealed matter & matter is congealed energy, interchangeable with a gigantic equation constant. No negative energy. ...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
(1250 caloric deficit) losing 15 pounds in 6 weeks. Food choices being: chicken, fish, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, whey protein, and water. ?
???: Not real so far. Cucumbers and red beet and a lot of other vegetable are very very low on calories. But never negative. Does not exist so far. I would love to invent them and get a patent on it. Therefore this is all money making stuff so far. ...Read more
Losing weight too fast? Stopped eating meat and sweets. 3 meals a day, no snacks. Eating fruits, veggies, eggs, beans. Losing 5 lbs per wk. Goal 20.
Weight loss: No, sounds great. Stick with your goal. Upcoming weeks may slow the rate of loss--that is normal. ...Read more
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?
Are calories from fruit the same as other calories? I heard if you just eat fruit you can eat more calories and lose weight.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have been losing approx 1lb per day. Yesterday ate 530 calories less than daily amount plus burned 240 calories but gained .6lbs. What am i doing wrong? Ate no junk food, low fat, cals, carbs.
Not a daily effect: Keep a dietary journal and graph your weight on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Add cross training: high and low impact aerobics and remember that diet= what you eat, what you do and who you are. Exercise with a picture of yourself at a thinner weight ( who you are ) and also have a picture of yourself ( or someone you want to look like) placed on your dressing mirror. High protein, 1500 cal diet. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Y? Normal day intake, poptart, ice cream, popcorn, Apple, cheese. Go weeks without "real meal" THEN eat one & MAJOR Poops! Makeme NOT want 2 eat again
Poor diet: Poptart, ice cream, popcorn, apple, and cheese does not provide adequate nutrition. There are several essential nutrients that are lacking. Eating small amounts frequently is healthy but you need much more variety in your diet. When you go weeks without a "real meal", and THEN eat one, your intestines have a hard time digesting the entire meal, resulting in more waste (MAJOR poop). ...Read more
I've always been tall/skinny but cannot gain a pound regardless. I consume 3500+ calories min, workout, eat 1g protein per lbs & still 6'3" 135lbs. ?
Metabolic rate: If u maintain a certain caloric intake and activity regimen weight remains constant then your body is in equilibrium. Keep a food diary you should eat aprox 2500 kcal/day to maintain a weight of aprox. 180 lbs. With moderate activity. Food intake should be balanced between carbs/fats/protein. If you want to increase muscle mass there are many programs that can help u. Have doc check thyroid. ...Read more
Yes: However, it is healthier & easier if you eat 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Calories consumed must be < calories burned. It is 3, 500 calories per pound. Good luck. ...Read more
Will eating fatty/calcium rich foods like tahini butter give false positive blood work 12 hours later if you have low calcium? Fat feeling in stomach.
No: These won't mask a true blood calcium problem. I'd urge you to get with a dietician since you acknowledge a need here, and your physician or health educator to learn exactly what's going on with your calcium homeostasis. You're an adult now with what sounds like a significant health problem, managing which will require you to be proactive. ...Read more
If i consumed 4 milk shakes everyday, each around 300 calories how many calories would i consume?
Watch...it is not he: It is not healthy to consume that much milk, sugar and fat. You need to eat healthy which means.. No milk shakes if you can help it as eating animal fats, excess of sugar are a big no, no! to eat healthy means use of plant based foods like grains, veggies and fruits with each meal and take a fair share of proteins which are found in eggs, nuts, fish and soy products like tofu and low fat milk. ...Read more
Are calories important to count when it comes to vegetables? I eat 1, 500 calories per day but they seem to run out on vegetable snacks
Yes...: Counting calories is an essential component if trying to lose weight or are struggling with weight maintenance. Though weight management can be affected by many factors, calories-in vs. Calories-out are a crucial component. Calories from veges, though generally lower than those from meats and processed carbs should be counted. With experience you will be able to "eyeball" the correct amounts. ...Read more
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