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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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Can you please suggest a liquid diet, high calorie menu or recipe for a mouth cancer patient who is undergoing chemotherapy and radiation?

Can you please suggest a liquid diet, high calorie menu or recipe for a mouth cancer patient who is undergoing chemotherapy and radiation?

High protein: There are many high protein, high energy commercially available drinks such as Boost and Ensure. Also try chicken or beef broth, Egg Drop Soup, pudding, yoghurt, ice cream, milk shakes, eggs, etc. consult with a Nutritionist who will have lots of great ideas. ...Read more

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How can I reduce extra calories?

How can I reduce extra calories?

Just be sensible.: The real key to weight loss is to just watch the size of your portions at meals, eat healthy, and exercise regularly. There's no radical diet or exercise plan or pill that will magically give you meaningful and sustained weight loss. The ol' fashioned way is still be best way to lose weight for the long term. Shoot for two pounds per week of weight loss. ...Read more

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Where do calories come from in gin?

Where do calories come from in gin?

Ethanol: Ethanol has 7 calories per gram and gin is primarily ethanol, water, and the flavorings. Most gin has little to no sugar ("dry" gins). Some may have some sugar added. Sugar, like all carbohydrates, has 4 calories per gram. ...Read more

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What can I do to earn more calories?

Terminology: We do not "earn" calories, but consume foods that provide calories. In nutrition a calorie is the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of 1.0 kg of water by one degree celsius. One gm of protein or sugar has about 4.0 calories and one gm of fat has 9.0. One gm of alcohol has 7.0 calories. You can choose how you get your calories, but a balanced diet is good for you. ...Read more

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How many calories am i need per a day?

How many calories am i need per a day?

It depends: The amount of caloric intake depends on your height/weight/level of activity/age. For an 18 year/old male, if you're normal weight, between 2000-2200 calories should be normal unless you exercise a lot or are over weight or underweight. ...Read more

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How much calories should I know to eat?

Diet: The number of calories you should eat depends on many things -- are you under weight or over weight. How active are you. The number of calories needed depends, on whether you sit and watch television or are active in sports or exercise regularly. For the average person 2, 500 calories are adequate to maintain weight. For an olympic athlete 5, 000 calories may not be enough. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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How many calories should i eat a day ?

How many calories should i eat a day 
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Depends: Your ideal calorie intake depends upon your current weight and height as well as your level of physical exercise or exertion. If you're obese and inactive, 1200 cals may suffice. If you're extremely physically active or very underweight, 3000 to 4000 cals may be recommended. If you're having any weight problems, have a consultation with a registered dietitian who will counsel you properly. ...Read more