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Fat Grams And Calories In Fast Food
How many fat grams, saturated fat grams, polyunsaturated fat grams and monounsaturated grams should the average american eat a day?
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
Is a 1500 calorie diet healthy and sustainable if vegetables, fruit, lean protein and in processed carbohydrates are consumed?
Weight and Activity: Yes that diet can certainly be sustained if it provides for the caloric expenditure of the individual on a daily basis. The mix of foods you choose is also very good. By "processed" i assume you mean complex carbohydrates. If you happen to be 350lbs and 6ft 4in then you are going to be rather hungry for quite some time. ...Read more
Huh?: Having lived in japan - i know that there are many types of traditional japanese meals with varying calories. You would have to determine the specific foods and specific amounts to make an estimate for this. ...Read more
When eating something what makes you fat besides calories? Trans fat. Sugar saturated fat calories from fat. etc...?
Not enough activity: The simple formula which determines if you gain or lose weight is Calories taken in minus Calories used. Taken on a day to day basis, you can know if you are using up the calories or not. If calories eaten far exceeds calories burned up by whatever activity, weight is gained. It does not matter if the calories are fats proteins or carbohydrates, body chemistry turns the excess into fat to store it ...Read more
Is 80 grams of monounsaturated fat and 17.5 grams of polyunsaturated fat per day too much? I eat 2500 calories per day.
Difficult: Official guidance is 20-35% of calories from fat and each 1g fat is 9 calories so probably around 55-95g fat per day. https://medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000747.htm Main fat to reduce is saturated fat. Recommend seeing licensed dietician in your area for specific advice/guidance here ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Substituted chocolates, biscuits and junk snacks with cashew nuts and almonds to lose weight. Will it help lose weight given nuts are high in calorie?
Yes!: Eating 3 oz. Of almonds a day instead of the same amount of calories from complex carbs leads to increased weight loss. Many other studies suggest that limiting carbs is one of the best strategies for weight loss even if healthy fats are substituted.See http://www.Webmd.Com/diet/news/20031107/almonds-may-help-in-weight-loss ; http://www.Naturalblaze.Com/2013/10/almonds-diet-weight-loss.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fat is good for you: if it is good fat such as olive oil and coconut oil. Avoid transfats found in packaged foods and pastries. If you don't eat good fat you will feel hungry a lot, w/or w/out a special diet. Please do what your doc says but being a fathead is good. Eat butter rather than marjarine, trusting a cow rather than a chemist. Peace and good health. ...Read more
One must consume less calories than they burn.I eat very small amounts of food which mainly consists of vegetables. I move A LOT. No weight loss.Why?
First point is true: "One must consume less calories than they burn" or else one will not lose any weight. Even if one is eating apparently small amounts of food, and moving a lot, the laws of nature do not change... meaning there will not be weight loss until the number of calories absorbed into one's body is less than the number of calories burned each day. This is always true for normal, healthy people. ...Read more
Quite variable: as it obviously is very dependent on what and how much your eating. In general, "fast food" is more calorically dense without being as nutritionally dense as heathy food options. But many heathy foods like nuts and various oils also are quite calorically dense too. ...Read more
Do excess carbs/sugars get converted into saturated fat in our bodies? And if so, then would a high fat/low carb diet be healthier than a high carb/low fat diet?
Yes and No: Yes, you are right in that excess of carbs/sugars get converted into fat. So do eat carbs, but in moderation. Eating fat doe snot do any good, so i would say no to your second question. What you need to do is choose a balanced diet which has ample amounts of plant based foods which are free of both fats and avoid too much sugar. In addition, get a good amount of proteins by eating fish, nuts & egg. ...Read more
How fast can I lose weight when avoiding carbs and eating veggies and meat, wholegrains and complex carbs?
About 30-40: It is recommended that our fat intake be 20-35% of our daily calorie intake--that translates into 45-75 grams of fat daily, depending on your total csalorie intake. So to follow a low fat diet you may consider about 30-40 grams of fat daily. To avoid gallbladder flare-ups I recommend avoiding cholesterol and fried foods ...Read more
Depends: Depends if the chicken has the skin or is skinless. Cooked in oil, type of oil, butter, etc. Generally, how a food is cooked, and what it's cooked with may have a significant affect on the number of calories, etc. ...Read more
Some food are less in carbohydrate and high in calories. Some others high in calories and less of carbohydrates. For weight loss what to choose?
Whole foods: AJ, In general, the best foods to eat are whole, unprocessed foods. To lose weight, avoid all processed foods, snacks, oils, and sugar, and eat foods like they grow in nature. I personally like to avoid animal products. They are calorie and fat heavy, and don't promote weight loss well. Finally, don't forget physical activity! Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fast Food (Definition)
Fast food is food that is prepared quickly through a standardized method and is provided at cheap restaurants. Examples of fast food include pizza, burgers, and French fries. Fast food is often loaded with excess sodium, fat, and calories, and increases the risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. ...Read more
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