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Doctor insights on: Healthy Foods With Lots Of Calories

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What's the difference of overeating sugary/fatty foods and overeating healthy foods with same amoutn of calories?

What's the difference of overeating sugary/fatty foods and overeating healthy foods with same amoutn of calories?

Metabolism: Not all calories are created equal. The body metabolizes high sugar foods, including alcohol, very quickly into fat if these calories are not needed to sustain physical exercise. Most of us do not burn the amount of calories we eat. Unless we are in control of our eating. Do replace your junk food with healthy foods with the same # of calories. See for yourself. I bet you will lose some lbs. ...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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Effect of healthy food and junk foods,and what are those nutritious food,?. And impact of junk food, thank u

Effect of healthy food and junk foods,and what are those nutritious food,?. And impact of junk food, thank u

Junk vs good food: Junk food is called junk food because it is rich in calories without supplying nutrition. Nutrition=protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Examples of junk: cookies & candy. Examples of good food: fruit, vegetables, lean meat, nuts, eggs. Impact of junk food: weight gain. Impact of good food: maintenance of normal weight, avoidance of diabetes, improved energy and fitness. Be well! ...Read more

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Is eating 50 calories of fruits and vegetables easier to burn then 50 calories of junk food?

Is eating 50 calories of fruits and vegetables easier to burn then 50 calories of junk food?

Yes: Absolutely! consider the consequences of your actions before you strap on the feed bag. While it’s okay to indulge at times, you can’t easily out-exercise a big mac. ...Read more

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Is a 1500 calorie diet healthy and sustainable if vegetables, fruit, lean protein and in processed carbohydrates are consumed?

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

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What are the health benefits of eating lots of unrefined carbohydrates?

What are the health benefits of eating lots of unrefined carbohydrates?

Refined vs unrefined: http://www.livestrong.com/article/505815-refined-vs-unrefined-carbohydrates/

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Is eating lots of frozen food healthy if they are mostly vegetables?

Is eating lots of frozen food healthy if they are mostly vegetables?

Veggies are good: However, there tends to be a lot of sodium in frozen foods although less than in canned form. A well balanced diet is best that has whole grains, protein and some carbohydrates in complex form. ...Read more

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What are some great, delicious and healthy foods to eat?

What are some great, delicious and healthy foods to eat?

Whole foods: Avoid prepackaged foods, try to go for whole foods ( usually in the periphery of the supermarket ). Hope you have a wonderful culinary experience. ...Read more

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Are eating lots of baked nuts (almonds and walnuts) a good way to increase my BMI?

Are eating lots of baked nuts (almonds and walnuts) a good way to increase my BMI?

Nuts: Won't hurt but there are other foods you should take. Please go online to "NuVal" and see what foods are good, not so good, and bad for you. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Other than fruit and vegetables what are the healthiest foods to eat?

Other than fruit and vegetables what are the healthiest foods to eat?

Good foods: We all need protein in our diet, so dairy or lean meats and nuts (walnuts, almonds, cashews, brazil nuts, pecans) are good sources of this. Also, whole grains add nutrients and fiber to the diet, so these are good to add to diet as well. The key is variety - use things like color to get that variety. The more different colors on your plate, the better the diet!! ...Read more

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Are pickles on the Atkins diet list of unlimited foods to eat?

Are pickles on the Atkins diet list of unlimited foods to eat?

Check web-site: I don't have info on the atkins diet, since i don't find it of any use. Check w/a registered dietitian and get support from weight watchers or other quality programs. Eat less and exercise more. It's the only way. ...Read more

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Instead of eating 300 calories of food, I have 100 calories of candy and 200 of food. Can eating a lot of candy make you fat?

Instead of eating 300 calories of food, I have 100 calories of candy and 200 of food. Can eating a lot of candy make you fat?

Good vs bad calories: Good calories are nutrient dense. Bad calories are refined sugar and white flour. Bad calories cause insulin spikes which causes weight gain. Calories from protein and healthy fats minimize insulin spikes and cause weight reduction. ...Read more

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Other than maintaining a healthy weight, what are the benefits of a balanced and healthy diet?

Other than maintaining a healthy weight, what are the benefits of a balanced and healthy diet?

Overall well-being: A balanced and healthy diet will make you feel better, more energetic in addition to helping balance your weight better. It will help your whole body be healthier. ...Read more

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What are some examples of good healthy meals to eat throughout the day?

What are some examples of good healthy meals to eat throughout the day?

Main Meals: It is good to have a lean protein, complex carbohydrate, a fresh fruit and serving of vegetable at each meal. Healthy snacks might include 1 tbsp of peanut butter on a fresh fruit or celery and carrots. Try to get variety, moderation and balance into your meals. Aim for 1/4 plate as protein, 1/4 as whole grains, 1/4 as fruit and 1/4 as vegetables. ...Read more

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Is feeling somewhat hungry a normal part of dieting even if you include plenty of lean protein, good fats, vegetables, fresh fruit, fiber, etc.?

Yup, entirely normal: Advertisements for diets and diet products try to convince people that their stuff allows weight loss without hunger. Don't believe it. Speak with a health professional about ways to reduce hunger when dieting, such as increasing exercise. But do not expect to eliminate it entirely. It's why many diets eventually fail, something everyone must deal with to lose weight and keep it off. Good luck! ...Read more

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Healthy and beneficial foods for a hypoglycemic. Eat a lot of carbs but i'm gaining weight :(?

Healthy and beneficial foods for a hypoglycemic. Eat a lot of carbs but i'm gaining weight :(?

Hypoglycemia only: Exists if you have diabetes and are on an incorrect dose of medication. Otherwise, there is no such thing in the absence of end-stage cancer, kidney or liver disease, or prior stomach or GI surgery. The diagnosis of hypoglycemia is made frequently and incorrectly in many people. It is not really hypoglycemia, and not dangerous but a normal body reaction if you're obese. Eat less/lose weight. ...Read more