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Eating Less Than Recommended Calories
Starving Ur Body: Can only formally diagnose this in person. But eating 400 cal/day = very dangerous. This will lead to malnutrition producing heart damage, other organ damage, infertility, hair/tooth/body hair/bone loss, etc. Call natl assn of anorexia nervosa & related disorders: http://bit.Ly/14wd5ib. Anorexia nervosa = fatal mental disorder: about 10% die from suicide/starvation/metabolic failure/other. ...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
116 lbs overweight. Started high protein/fiber, low calorie diet. Eating more than usual but less calories and fat. Lost 3.4 lbs in 3 days. Ok? Eating1300-1400 calories per day. Never hungry for more
Congratulations: Congratulations on attempting to lose weight! the problem with diets is that they are sometimes unsustainable. If you are eating 1300 calories per day and are not hungry this is a sign that you were maybe overeating before. The best solution is to make long term lifestyle changes. Losing a pound a day may be too much, a more realistic goal is 2-4 lbs per week. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Healthy eating: how much more or less effective are nuts at reducing cancer risk than fruits and vegetables?
GoalsReasonsHowLong?: Goals? As adapted omnivores, humans are generally good at surviving up to months without food, depending on a huge number of variables. Calories are units of heat to warm h20 as measured in a calorimeter, not by eating & routinely guessed for lower costs, per usual practices. Study: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/calorimeter, nusi.Org, lustig, taubes, attia, enig, dietdoctor & my answers healthtap. ...Read more
Yes: Typically infants require less calories than toddlers. The amount of calories required is based on their physical activity and weight. Typically a toddler is more active than an infant and they are heavier. Thus they rquire more calories than an infant. ...Read more
Perfectly safe: Vitamin c is incredibly safe. Humans are one of the only animals who do not make vit. C. Other mammals the size of humans produce 2-6, 000 mg of c a day, and up to 10 times more when ill or stressed. I advise my patients to take 1-2000 mg 2x/day. See http://www.Vitamincfoundation.Org/bsardi.Html & http://www.Vitamincfoundation.Org/ & http://lpi.Oregonstate.Edu/infocenter/vitamins/vitaminc/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: But if it is fresh, the lack of pesticides is a + for your health. ...Read more
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Hearing vitamins may do more harm than good.Vita-paks/multivitamin recommended if not consuming well-balanced diet (high fat content/fast food meals)?
Do eating foods such as celery that burn more calories while eating than there are in the actual food help you lose weight faster?
500 calories a day: 1 pound a day for first few then slower but will eventually die on this number of calories after getting to look like a Dachau prisoner. ...Read more
Carb Quandry : Some "complex" carbs(brown rice, whole wheat) are metabolized slowly and are better for weight management but ultimately if you consume more calories than you need you will gain weight. Reduce all carbs, especially simple carbs(white bread, rice or pasta). Eat frequent(6) small meals a day. Exercise vigorously for about 150 min a week, drink plenty (60 oz) of water and get 8 hours of good sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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