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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?
Can a restricted calorie intake during puberty disrupt the body from growing lean mass like other males of the same age??
Low calorie intake.: Not likely. Look at your other family members pictures when they were your age. ...Read more
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
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
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
See below: Need to watch carbohydrate intake. Also it depends on what your goal is. ...Read more
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
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
It can't: 0 calories means no calories, so it doesn't add to caloric intake. ...Read more
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