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Doctor insights on: How Does Calorie Intake Affect Body Composition

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I was wondering what does my diet (calorie intake) have to look like if i want to gain muscle and lose my body fat?

I was wondering what does my diet (calorie intake) have to look like if i want to gain muscle and lose my body fat?

Change proprtions: To lose weight/fat we need to eat fewer carbohydrate and lipid calories getting fewer each day than we burn. To gain muscle mass and not weight we need to add protein and exercise the specific muscle groups we want to bulk up. ...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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What are some long term effects on the body with excessive exercise and low calorie intake?

What are some long term effects on the body with excessive exercise and low calorie intake?

Muscle loss: If u r not getting enough protein after exercise ur body will metabolize muscle 2 4 calories it needs. U need 2 talk 2 a nutritionist 2 b sure ur protein intake is adequate ( sp). ...Read more

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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?

Weight loss : There is a great app that can figure that our for you. You can access it through a smart phone or you can go online. Www. Myfitnesspal.Com. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What protein powder should I take, how much calorie intake if i want to build body mass?

What protein powder should I take, how much calorie intake if i want to build body mass?

Whey: Whey protein is a good protein to take. You need to take about 4.0 calories of protein per kilogram of total weight. A kilogram is your weight in pounds divided by 2.2. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Will that make you gain weight if you don't eat the recommended amount of calorie intake while losing weight?

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

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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!

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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How can I increase calorie intake?

Carbs-lipids: Carbohydrates and lipids are what the body uses for fuel. Eating more calories either or both beyond what your body burns daily will get you more fuel [calories] or to gain weight, whatever your goal is. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could i cut my calorie intake?

Can you tell me how could i cut my calorie intake?

Balanced decrease: Drink warm lemon juice on rise. Drink a glass of water before each meal.Eat a lot of green leafy vegetables & all multi colored veg.Plenty of fresh fruits. Lean meats are good,handful of nuts or seeds.Cut carbohydrates-no concentrated sweets nor baked goods. Avoid dairy & processed food,mainly meat.Avoid artificial sweeteners except stevia. No fried food,bake. ...Read more

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What causes you to gain weight, the fat or the calorie intake?

What causes you to gain weight, the fat or the calorie intake?

Both. : There are 9 calories per gram of fat. There is 4 calories per gram of carbohydrate or protein. Regardless of what food type - if you don't burn the calories that you take in, you gain weight. ...Read more

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Would it be acceptable to eat your daily calorie intake in one sitting?

See below: It certainly can be done. But the body likes balance. Rather than having one giant sugar spike once a day, it likes to have a slower release (as one might get with timed meals during the day). ...Read more

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What is the calorie intake should be for 43yr old womenwitha 5'1 height?

What is the calorie intake should be for 43yr old womenwitha 5'1 height?

Count carbohydrates: The whole "calorie count" approach to eating is not useful. A calorie is a measure of heat when something is burned. Our bodies do burn carbohydrates for energy, but protein and fats have many important functions and so you shouldn't limit them. Most people don't need more than 100 grams of carbs/day (average soda has 35 gm). Check out a book called "why we get fat". It gives you good info. ...Read more

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Can 0 calories per serving of diet pop cause your caloric intake to rise?

Can 0 calories per serving of diet pop cause your caloric intake to rise?

Sweeteners: Artificial sweeteners can trigger your brain to crave more sweet calories and you may end up eating more than you intended to. The best zero calorie drink is water. ...Read more

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If i raise my calorie intake from 1500 to around 1700 will i gain weight?

If i raise my calorie intake from 1500 to around 1700 will i gain weight?

Depends on your BMI: It depends on your weight and height and bmi. If your daily caloroes requirement which is your basal metabolic rate+calories consumed by daily activities is 1500 only to maintain your weight as it is.Then you will see some gain in weight over long period of time but most adults require more than 1500 calories daily to maintain their weight to neutral. ...Read more

Ingestion (Definition)

Is the consumption of ...Read more