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How many calories of fat vs carbs and protein can I burn during a 600 calorie burning session during biking?

How many calories of fat vs carbs and protein can I burn during a 600 calorie burning session during biking?

Burning carbs-fat-pr: Seriously, this concept is butchered by personal trainers. Consider it 100% fat. Yes, you'll burn carbs (glycogen) along with fat but you'll replace the glycogen over 24 hrs. If you don't load up on carbohydrates you'll manage to keep blood sugar and Insulin levels low. Therefore, you'll be replacing glycogen by burning more fat. Avoid sweets and starches to do this successfully. ...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 calories are burned during sex?

How many calories are burned during sex?

Not that much. : This is an interesting question. In all our daily endeavors, we tend to overestimate how hard we are working and how many calories we are actually burning. Sexual relations are no different. When you are exercising, the number of calories burnt is related to how strenuous the exercise is and how long you can continue that exertion. Again, sexual relations are no different. ...Read more

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Can you burn calories in your sleep?

Can you burn calories in your sleep?

Yes, you do : Burn calories while sleeping -but not a lot. ** http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/280877-about-calories-burned-during-eight-hours-of-sleep/. ...Read more

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The "calories in must be < calories out" myth must be debunked. I have successfully lost weight eating more calories than I've burned. Explain why.

The "calories in must be < calories out" myth must be debunked. I have successfully lost weight eating more calories than I've  burned. Explain why.

Calories: Your body is burning calories all day - even when you are asleep. You may not be aware of the total calories you are burning. ...Read more

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What amount of calories should you burn a day during exercise to stay healthy?

What amount of calories should you burn a day during exercise to stay healthy?

Depends: The amount of calories a person needs to consume daily depends on a number of factors including height, weight and exercise habits. The number of calories one needs to burn is also dependent on multiple factors. Generally, a healthy exercise plan incorporates cardio and weights, and for weight loss, calories expended should exceed calories consumed. ...Read more

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Trying to lose 15lbs. Cardio 30 min/day; weights 20 min/day. Healthy diet. If i don't eat adequate carbs/protein/fat/fiber can't sleep at night. Why?

Trying to lose 15lbs. Cardio 30 min/day; weights 20 min/day. Healthy diet. If i don't eat adequate carbs/protein/fat/fiber can't sleep at night. Why?

Easy: Exercise you do already. Switch your diet to veg, salad, fruit and fish at least twice weekly. No pasta, rice, potatoes, bread. And your switch will work. I have seen docs lose more than 100 pounds with the switch. Melatonin often helps for sleep. ...Read more

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Experts, might someone still lose weight eating 600 calories at night?

Experts, might someone still lose weight eating 600 calories at night?

See below: Weight loss is dependent on the amoungt of energy expended and the amount of calories taken in it does not matter when you take the calories if you restrict yourself to 900 calories per day you will lose weight. ...Read more

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Can't sleeping at night. Very tired during afternoon, but impressively active & awake at 4a.m. Nauseous during day pga lack of sleep?

Can't sleeping at night. Very tired during afternoon, but impressively active & awake at 4a.m. Nauseous during day pga lack of sleep?

You might be...: ...a night owl with a morning bird schedule. Or your normal sleep-wake cycle might be disrupted by the long daytime hours of during summer time in the extreme northern & southern parts of the planet. It's complicated. I suggest you go to mayoclinic.org--patient information--diseases & conditions and get info on insomnia. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Do you burn more calories during exercise when you're 'lean'?

Do you burn more calories during exercise when you're 'lean'?

Depends: Leaner people burn more calories than heavier people who become as lean. It's all relative. ...Read more

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How many calories are burned in a day by normal activity?

How many calories are burned in a day by normal activity?

Varies!: Male vs female. Body size. Child vs adult. And very important: the amount of muscle mass you already have. Someone lean and strong equaling in weight someone obese will burn more calories at rest. For most people it is 1700-2200kcal/day. This does not factor in normal sporting activities! ...Read more

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Does sleeping with ankle weights burn calories?

Does sleeping with ankle weights burn calories?

I think not: Sorry. Not unless you had restless leg syndrome and were moving those feet all around. ...Read more

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Will I lose weight by consuming 700 calories per day and doing cardio for an hour a day?

Will I lose weight by consuming 700 calories per day and doing cardio for an hour a day?

Not healthy!: Eating too few calories may cause your body to actually lose muscle. Also, doing that much cardio on a very low calorie diet can be dangerous. Please make sure you are eating enough calories to properly fuel your body in a healthy manner. ...Read more

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Can you attain deep sleep in four hours during polyphasic sleeping?

Yes: If you are talking about rem sleep, you can reach it on average in 90 minutes or less. You can have more deep sleep if you sleep 7hrs straight. ...Read more

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If i burn calories through exercise, are the calories really gone?

If i burn calories through exercise, are the calories really gone?

Yes: Yes the calories burned through exercise are permanently lost as heat. Have fun and get moving! ...Read more

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How many calories burned to lose a pound from exercise?

How many calories burned to lose a pound from exercise?

3500 calories: Congratulations on asking and trying to lose weight. But don't forget that, if you go for a smoothie or to the bakery afterward, you can put back on that pound or more. ...Read more

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If eat 1, 300 calories per day, i need to burn 1, 300+ calories everyday? A doctor said you must burn more calories than you consume to loose weight.

If eat 1, 300 calories per day, i need to burn 1, 300+ calories everyday? A doctor said you must burn more calories than you consume to loose weight.

Yes: You need to shift you balance towards a net loss of calories per day. There are 3500cal in a lb of fat so by burning 500 extra calories per day can result in a loss of 1lb per week. Diet is one way to cut back but exercise on top of diet can provide an even larger caloric deficit. Go online to www.Myfitnesspal.Com sign up for their calorie tracking program. That is a great place to start. ...Read more

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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more