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Does The Body Break Down Fat If Youre Not Eating Enough Calories
If you eat too much sugar in one sitting, is there any amount of exercise you can do to avoid it turning into stored fat (that day)?
Burn baby Burn.: You simply need to convert too much sugar, what ever that amount is, into calories. These are the calories you need to burn off. Find a list of known exercises and the amount of calories the exercise burns per hour. Divide the first by the second, and start exercising for that period of time. Try not to get disappointed when you find out just how much exercise it takes to burn calories off. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
If I get diarrhea after eating does that mean my body is not absorbing the calories or fat and vitamins?
Possibly: It might also mean you are sensitive to a particular food. If you're lactose intollerant, for example, you will getting bloating, gas and diarrhea after eating dairy. It's helpful to keep a food log and write down what you eat and when you have diarrhea. This will help you see what foods trigger the problem. If this has only been going on for a short time, it might be something viral. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens to your body if you are consantly dieting on a low calorie and low carb diet, can you gain body fat easier in the long run?
Probably, slowly: Depending upon how restrictive is your diet, and how much fat you have lost, you can certainly expect some gain when resuming a more balanced diet. How soon you gain lost fat, would depend on different factors like your absorption or other GI health issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if you eat a lot of junk food and then gain weight, does the fat look worse than if you eat healthy food and gain that fat?
Fat is fat: Fat is fat whether you gain it from health foods or from junk food. The deposition is as a fatty substance. There may be more nutrients in healthier foods, but the excess calories still lead to deposition of fat. ...Read more
If someone eats fatty high calorie food then right afterwards start exercising, does that not help a person burn off all the calories they consumed?
Misunderstanding: No. The food has to be digested and absorbed before it can be used as energy. ...Read more
How long after cardio and strength training do calories continue to burn before it is stored as fat? When does the fat storage process begin? At rest?
How long does it take your body to break down your body fat from anorexic behaviors? Ex. Eating 50% recommended calories, 15% body fat, male, 180 lb
Planning a diet?: You're actually describing a rigorous weight-loss diet such as athletes undertake to make weight or fitness guys to "get ripped"; it would be an anorexic behavior if it became an obsession or you were likely to hurt yourself. You're at your physical prime and if you can adopt a fitness-focused lifestyle instead of episodic diet, it's be great. Your physician can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I never realized how much fat can build up between your organs.. When you lose weight do you lose that fat first or does it depend on the exercise?
No spot reduction: there's no way to reduce fat in certain areas by certain exercises. Liposuction can remove that from specific locations but is only used in subcutaneous areas.As you lose weight, the body burns your fatty storage and usually it is equally distributed when you lose or gain weight. ...Read more
What will happen to your body weight if you eat less calories than what your body naturally burns?
Work out when hungry: Not necessarily. Just because you are hungry doesn't mean your glycogen stores are depleted, meaning you won't just burn stored fat. However, if your glycogen stores are depleted, your body will go into ketosis and start burning fat as a source of energy. The key is to just exercise consistently, and not worry about when you work out relative to eating. ...Read more
How does stress, and cortisol increase the amount of visceral fat? Does it make you eat more, alsoadds sub. Fat, or it makes you gain it around organs?
Not that simple: Stress and steroids causes weight gain but you can't direct the fat to the areas it will go.Our body makes cortisol (steroids) when under stress causing many reactions to occur. Eating fried foods, fatty foods and not exercising causes weight gain that will distribute itself throughout your body and go to areas around your vital organs and under your skin. So you will lose your shape ; health ...Read more
If we do weight training, does the body body burn the extra fats and use it as energy for the muscles?
Kind of....: Not while you are working out. Adding lean muscle will increase you metabolism. In fact, for every pound of lean muscle you gain, you burn 69 extra kcal per day. Unless you are working out extremely hard (using all your stored sugar) or in the morning before eating, you won't really utilize fat for energy (you'll use protein first). ...Read more
If I am in ketosis dose that mean i can burn body fat without reaching calorie deficit? If not then what is the point of being in ketosis?
Ketosis: Some people will try to enter ketosis (through specialized diets or lengthy exercise) intentionally to better target "fat burning". Whether this is healthy and/or leads to sustained weight loss is controversial. But a calorie is a calorie, regardless of its storage or form. So you need a calorie deficit to lose weight. But it's not essential to be in ketosis to do this. ...Read more
When you gain fat by over eating do you naturally gain muscle as well, and if so, what possibly is the fat gain to muscle gain ratio?
No muscle gain: The only way to increase muscle mass is by resistance training for several hours a day 5-6 days a week for months to years. Otherwise the obesity epidemic would also be called the" strong man epidemic". We wish we could get stronger just by eating, but it is not possible! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Propaganda: Presume you are referring to dietary fat intake, and there are many fats that are critical to hormonal, endocrine, and immune functioning. Problem is mainly with trans fats and many saturated fats. For example, grass fed beef is far healthier than corn fed beef. This is far too complex herein, but a dietician can help clarify. (Also, weight loss can be facilitated by more dietary fat!) ...Read more
Do you get more fat cells when you gain fat, or are the present fat cells in your body getting bigger?
both: But the opposite is different: when you lose weight the cells will mostly shrink, but stay there (not disappear). That is one reason why is important to avoid unnecessary weight gain. Keep a healthy diet, do exercise, avoid fast food and excess of sugars/fats; eat more raw and natural. Ask your dr for an ideal diet for you. Good luck. ...Read more
If i start eating healthy and wearing a waist trimmer that makes you sweat more while exercising will i lose water weight and fat or water weight only?
Most waist trimmer: belts are made of a rubber substance (Neoprene) and promote sweating where applied.Yes, there is more sweating/loss of water, but the amount is small and does not contribute significantly to weight loss. Your healthy eating plan, especially if you have a modest calorie deficit each day, is much more likely to result in weight loss including fat, water, and hopefully not too much protein. Stay well ...Read more
If someone doesn't get any Fat in their diet, would the body still be able to get enough fat to survive from just converting Carbohydrates?
Essential nutrients: Hi. Simple answer - no. There are essential nutrients that we MUST get from our diet because the human body can't make its own. Such things include (but are NOT limited to!): essential fatty acids, essential amino acids, vitamin C, vitamin B12, and on and on. If you get zero fat, you WILL be essential fatty acid deficient. Healthy diet! No fad diets! ...Read more
Do mono & polyunsat fat really lower ldl? Or is it if you use them in place of equal amounts of saturated fat LDL will go down from not eating bad fat
Stick with monos!: Saturated and poly-unsaturated fats are to be avoided if you can substitute everything with monos. Of course, this is impossible, but i've got a better one for you. The latest info is LDL particle number is the only true independent risk factor for predicting vascular events. If you know this much now, go have your fasting NMR test done. That will direct you to aggressive diet or medical therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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