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Calorie Requirements For Bedridden Seniors
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
30s: You can calculate your needs here: http://www.Freedieting.Com/tools/calorie_calculator.Htm. ...Read more
30 yrs, 150 lbs, 160cms having pcos what are daily requirements in terms of calories, how much carbs, protiens, fats should I take daily?
What's better for senior to have installed after stroke. Cannot eat and has dementia and is bedridden. Less regurgitation, and aspiration pneumonia?
Quality of life...: Sometime a feeding tube is used but with advanced dementia, feeding tube often causes more harm than good. It is not easy, but significant illnesses reduces hunger and so one often does not feel hungry. Use of feeding tube thus equals forced feeding which is not a good thing. Have a family meeting; discuss the wish of the person and respect it. It is not easy. Good luck. ...Read more
1600 calories a day: It is hard to give an answer without knowing more about the individual patient's weight, height, and activity levels. In our research trials, we advise men to eat a 1600 calorie diet and then adjust the diet based on weight loss and exercise. This should cause weight loss of about 2-3 lb per week. ...Read more
What is a good, affordable fitness app? looking to check steps taken, miles walked, calories burned. have s health, but not sure how accurate it is.
Fitness app: I recommend myfitnesspal. Good luck.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Actually No!: The packets are marked as zero calories per lobbied federal rules which allow rounding up to 0.999 down to zero. Read the fine print ; you will see dextrose as 1st ingredient, a sugar (a "food nutrient" once absorbed); study: "sugar naming conventions". All sugars release energy when "burned" ; body can convert ; store them as fats. They are just less problematic than glucose & esp. fructose. ...Read more
Balanced nutrition: More important than your total number of calories is the balance you are getting in your diet. Most authorities suggest we aim for at least 5+ servings of vegetables/fruit, with only some dairy, only some fish/meat/beans, less refined sugars and drinking plenty of fluids. http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Goodfood/Pages/Healthyeating.aspx ...Read more
It depends on the food, but frying adds 50-300% to the calories of a dish. One of the worst examples is potatoes, with a single 300 gm baked potato at 278 calories vs. 300 gms of fried potatoes (chips, crisps, frites, French fries...all about the same), which contain 826 calories. That's 3X more!
By the way, an American "calorie" is actually a kilocalorie, abbreviated 'kcal" in Europe. ...Read more
Zero or neg. calorie: Zero or negative calorie foods don’t lack calories, but they require more calories to digest than are consumed. Some examples include lettuce, onions, peppers, radish, spinach, turnips, zucchini, garlic, cucumbers, dandelions, endive, asparagus, beet roots, green cabbage, cauliflower, celery, cress, leeks, green beans, grapefruits, cantaloupe, rhubarb & honeydew melon. ...Read more
About 40: Approx 40 calories, but can vary. I assume you mean raw corn. Unpopped kernels for popcorn, 130 cals. Corn is considered a "whole grain" in either form. Be careful with added fat and salt. ...Read more
Depends: Different people have different caloric demands. Those in high intensity jobs may need more to compensate the loss, whereas those in sedentary jobs and the obese may need less. Normally, a ballpark number of 2000 kals/day is used for a healthy individual of normal weight and medium intensity daily activities. ...Read more
Depends on Goals etc: Calories are a unit of heat, have no mass thus do not show on a scale ; most are used to just operate out brain ; constantly tear down ; rebuild our body ; calories are "potential" energy per a calorimeter. Thus body build, mental ; muscle mass, how we used our body day-in ; day-out are huge variables and the range of variation, from person to person, lifestyle to lifestyle, is extremely large. ...Read more
Diet or starving?: depending on your height and weight, Low-calorie diets are useless since, as we reduce the amount of calories we consume, our bodies’ survival instinct automatically makes the best use possible of the energy we put at its disposal. Our bodies learn to optimize the amount of calories we feed them. ...Read more
You could make : Yourself quite ill. Your body would go into starvation mode, your metabolic rate would drop and ultimately you would gain weight more easily. ...Read more
It should give you: a rough estimate of calories burned.Get a more detailed answer ›
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