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Doctor insights on: Calorie Counting Spreadsheet

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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

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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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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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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Is counting calories the best solution to losing weight?

Is counting calories the best solution to losing weight?

Not best: One of the weight loss method to count calories but is not the best. ...Read more

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How can I stop feeling hungry all the time while counting calories?

How can I stop feeling hungry all the time while counting calories?

Foods: Water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read more

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Can you lose weight without counting calories? I find it difficult.

Can you lose weight without counting calories? I find it difficult.

Quality + Quantity: Yes you can, and yes it is difficult. But do-able. Log what you eat, how much, and for how long x3days. Use an app (like Myfitnesspal) or paper (eating day book on my site). See what's high quality, and what's not. Substitute high for low. e.g Low quality: soda, sugary bev, candy: highly processed e.g high quality: recognizable whole foods. Use a 6" plate for each meal: eat only what fits. ...Read more

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Is counting calories to lose weight okay? I take in about 1200-1400 a day with the myfitnesspal app.

Yes: You need to count calories (dieting) to lose weight. You also need to exercise. However, be careful in reducing too many calories so that you don't become malnourished or faint. 1200 may be a little too much in the beginning. ...Read more

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Is it normal to think that 800-900 calories a day is way to much? I think so. I never eat more then 1000 and i'm completely obsessed with calorie counting. Is this normal?

Is it normal to think that 800-900 calories a day is way to much? I think so. I never eat more then 1000 and i'm completely obsessed with calorie counting. Is this normal?

No: You use energy no matter what you're doing, even when sleeping. Your basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the number of calories you'd burn if you stayed in bed all day. Check out http://www.Bmi-calculator.Net/bmr-calculator/ from this you can determine your daily calorie needs by multiplying your BMR by a ratio. Check out http://www.Bmi-calculator.Net/bmr-calculator/harris-benedict-equation/. ...Read more

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Should i really subtract my exercise when counting calories?

Should i really subtract my exercise when counting calories?

Yes: Exercise burns calories and increase the total calories you can consume and still lose weight. Good app for tracking diet and exercise is "my fitness pal". ...Read more

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What should I do if counting calories seems like guess work?

What should I do if counting calories seems like guess work?

It is not exact: Counting calories is not necessary and is definitely not exact. It's only an estimation of the calories you consume. You can continue counting, but have greater focus on eating healthy: more fruits and vegetables, less processed foods, less saturated fats and simple carbohydrates, and more unsaturated fats and complex carbohydrates. And most importantly, exercise for at least 30 min/day. ...Read more