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How Does Calorie Intake Affect Body Composition
I was wondering what does my diet (calorie intake) have to look like if i want to gain muscle and lose my body fat?
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
Does having low hemoglobin (eg blood levels around 6-8) require the body to have a higher calorie intake? If so, why?
What's the calorie intake/needs for a 60 yr old man 6'0" who weighs 238lb who is trying to gain muscle, lose fat, and drop total body weight?
Don't want to develop an eating disorder. How can I gradually reach the normal calorie intake for a 15 year old male without overwhelming my body?
Calories Wrong Focus: Calories are a unit of heat as measured in a calorie meter, i.e. Calorimeter, look up on wikipedia. Our bodies are not calorimeters but complex engineered vehicles driven by a complex soul & mind which responds to different foods in different & complex ways. Study: "how the government makes you fat", "stossel debunking food myths", "taubes why we get fat", fatchance.Html, nusi.Org, peter attia etc. ...Read more
What should be my calorie intake in a day to lose fat? I eat quite a lot. Yet my calorie intake is 500-600 C. Is it low? Doesn't seem OK to me.
Low calirie: You must not be counting calories right. At 500 a day you will lose weight till you die. Please try an App like Loseit and document what your daily calorie intake is. Then you can set it for your goal weight Nd follow that and fat wil melt away or go on depending on where u r with your goal. ...Read more
Have lowered my calorie intake a lot to lose weight but now I don't even get hungry. Is that normal?
Yes, habits change;: correct issue; only a unit of energy measured by warming water: 1 Liter of H20 from 3 to 4 degrees centigrade in a calorimeter. Calories are not measured by eating & ignore a huge number of far more complex issues hugely relevant to living creatures & how they handle & respond to various foods; Study http://nusi.org & my answers. For health, study Ben Carson book THINKBIG & Google HFLC foods. ...Read more
Will that make you gain weight if you don't eat the recommended amount of calorie intake while losing weight?
Maybe: If you constantly eat too little your body can go into a survival mode thinking that food is not avialble and reduce your metabolism. Generally when on a weightloss program, the set calories are an average per day (you may go over one day & under one) but try to stay close to the suggested amount so your body does not think it is being starved. ...Read more
I've stopped eating junk food. Earlier my calorie intake was more than 2000. Now it has become very low (500-700). I can't eat more than that! Help!
Calories come in: various forms. You need a nutritionist to help guide you. Junk food calories are "empty" and contain just about no nutrition. High quality food has calories but good nutrition. Avoid low fat diet. It will cause hunger and deplete one of the main three things we all need: carbs, fat, and protein. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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