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How to calculate calorie needs for bedridden pt with only the condition and age given?

How to calculate calorie needs for bedridden pt with only the condition and age given?

Age, sex, activity: Calorie requirements are calculated based on the age, male or female and the activity level. For a bedridden person use the sedentary calorie. Since everyone's metabolism is different monitor weight and adjust as necessary. ...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 many calorie is needed for bedridden man?

How many calorie is needed for bedridden man?

What is wieght: & how tall is person? That is how your physician can determine caloric intake. ...Read more

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When do your calorie requirements start to drop? What ages?

When do your calorie requirements start to drop? What ages?

30s: You can calculate your needs here: http://www.Freedieting.Com/tools/calorie_calculator.Htm. ...Read more

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30 yrs, 150 lbs, 160cms having pcos what are daily requirements in terms of calories, how much carbs, protiens, fats should I take daily?

30 yrs, 150 lbs, 160cms having pcos what are daily requirements in terms of calories, how much carbs, protiens, fats should I take daily?

Online calculator: Check out the dailyplate.Com or myfitnesspal.Com which have excellent, reliable calorie and calculators and trackers and also give you the recommended carb/protein/fat/fiber breakdowns. ...Read more

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What's better for senior to have installed after stroke. Cannot eat and has dementia and is bedridden. Less regurgitation, and aspiration pneumonia?

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

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What amount of calories should an obese male in their 40's eat in order to lose the weight?

What amount of calories should an obese male in their 40's eat in order to lose the weight?

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

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Are negative calories real?

Are negative calories real?

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

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Is "sweet n low" 0 calories?

Is "sweet n low" 0 calories?

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

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How much calories should i eat?

How much calories should i eat?

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

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How much calories does frying adds?

How much calories does frying adds?

A LOT.: 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

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What foodstuffs contain zero calories?

What foodstuffs contain zero calories?

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

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What amount of calories does pho have?

What amount of calories does pho have?

1 serving=3 cups: Beef pho with bean sprouts and noodles is 334 calories, 6 g fat, 15g protein and 55 g carbs (ouch.) Better to go with Viet hot&sour soup 206 calories, 18g carbs, 19g protein. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What quantity of calories should I eat?

What quantity of calories should I eat?

That depends on: Things like your height, current weight ; activity level. ...Read more

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Is 1025 calories going to ruin my diet?

Is 1025 calories going to ruin my diet?

Wrong approach: I've written a good summary of the elements of a healthy diet. You can cut and paste this link to read my summary. www.mdprevent.blogspot.com. ...Read more

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Is 2000 calories a day too much to eat?

Is 2000 calories a day too much to eat?

Depends on wt/hgt: It depends on your bmi, based on your weight and height.
2000 cals seem to be average for an adult but depends on your bmi
it is not too much for most adults. ...Read more

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How many calories are in a cup of chai?

How many calories are in a cup of chai?

What milk?: But not a great deal of difference, between 100-125 calories or so. ...Read more

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How many calories are in 1/4 cup of corn?

How many calories are in 1/4 cup of corn?

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

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How many calories a person need in a day?

How many calories a person need in a day?

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

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Are livestrong's exercise calories accurate?

Are livestrong's exercise calories accurate?

Estimates: They provide estimates based on time, weight, age, and fitness level. It still varies based on individual. ...Read more

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How many calories are there in a donut hole?

How many calories are there in a donut hole?

Variable.: The calories for a donut hole depend on it’s size and composition. Most are around 60 to 70 calories each. If you are talking about the air in the middle of a round donut, that is calorie free. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as good or bad calories?

No: A calorie is a term for a specific amount of energy. The other things ingested with caloric intake may be good or bad but your body requires calories in some form to survive. ...Read more

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What quantity of calories should I have daily?

What quantity of calories should I have daily?

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

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What amount of calories should I eat everyday?

Depends: If you are overweight you should eat less. If you weigh 110 you need less than someone who weighs 175. What you should be eating depends on your height, weight (bmi) and how physically active you are. 2000cal might be a good guess. ...Read more

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What to do if I gained weight on 1200 calories?

What to do if I gained weight on 1200 calories?

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

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I'm 5'3" how many calories should I have daily?

I'm  5'3" how many calories should  I have daily?

Weight x10: Fastest way which is not far off, is to take
your weight and multiply x 10. ...Read more

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How many calories are there in a long 1/4-pickle?

How many calories are there in a long 1/4-pickle?

5-10: Depending on how they are made, there are 5 to 10 calories in a dill pickle spear. That makes it a nice low calorie snack as long as you don't eat a lot of them. :-). ...Read more

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How are calories, and calories from fat different?

How are calories, and calories from fat different?

Calories: Different foods have different calories. 1 gram of fat is 9 calories, 1 gram of protein or carbohydrates is 4 calories. ...Read more

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What could happen if i eat only 200 calories a day?

What could happen if i eat only 200 calories a day?

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

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