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Doctor insights on: How Does The Body Absorb Calories From Complex Carbohydrates

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Does anybody know how many carbs, calories and sugar a body needs for a healthy nutrition plan?

Does anybody know how many carbs, calories and sugar a body needs for a healthy nutrition plan?

Depends on size: And activity. No more than 100gm of carbohydrates (including sugar) is needed. One needs about one gm protein/kg of body weight. Fats need not make up more than one third of the total calories. Total caloric intake depends on the size and activity of the person. The best guide for caloric intake is the person's weight/bmi. You may wish to consult a nutritionist. ...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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Whats the best way to decrease body fat i run a lot and do not consume very many calories or carbs just not working any tips?

Whats the best way to decrease body fat i run a lot and do not consume very many calories or carbs just not working any tips?

Weight loss: Stick to a plant based diet, do aerobic exercise 4 to 6 times a week in your target zone, being a little breathy and do weight training three times a week. You should see results in time with this regimen. Best. ...Read more

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How to figure out how many calories of carbs does your body store before turning them into fat?

How to figure out how many calories of carbs does your body store before turning them into fat?

Age, and gender : Normal body functions require a baseline of energy- approx. 12-1600 cal based on age, ht/wt , gender and genetic predisposition. If you have chronically dieted, consuming less than 1200 cal/day your body will adapt and burn less. The concept of increase energy use- exercise with reduced calories should prove to be a vital combination to lose weight. ...Read more

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If the body burns carbs first then dose that mean even if i reach calorie deficit i still wont be burning be burning fat?

If the body burns carbs first then dose that mean even if i reach calorie deficit i still wont be burning be burning fat?

It's more complex...: The human body likes to use glucose (a sugar, thus a carb), which comes from the food in the stomach & small intestine, and from the liver (where glucose is stored in a starch form called glycogen). As long as one is not eating enough to supply glucose to his cells, his liver will run low on glucose/glycogen, and his body will burn other fuels like fat (and even protein) to keep his cells working. ...Read more

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700 calories per day.Not eating any carbs or animal related foods.Stop eating after 10am.Will body burn the calories at the end of day? No gym tho!

700 calories per day.Not eating any carbs or animal related foods.Stop eating after 10am.Will body burn the calories at the end of day? No gym tho!

Severe Diet!: This is a severe diet. 700 calories/day is less than half of the metabolic requirements of an adult at rest without any physical activity. It is too severe and can result in kidney damage. Not eating after 10am means you aren't fueling your body during the times when your body needs it the most. Please consult a doctor to discuss your needs and a healthy diet and exercise plan. Best wishes. ...Read more

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If looking for nutrition of products should I look at the calories fat or carbohydrates?

Entire label.: The whole nutrition facts label needs to be read. Focus on fiber, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats and protein as indicators of a good choice. Limit simple sugars, saturated and trans fats. ...Read more

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Can too much calories and carbohydrate cause diabetes?

Can too much calories and carbohydrate cause diabetes?

Calories and carbs: There can only be too much calories and carbohydrates if you take too much. The best way to decide is to keep check of your weight and well being. You might also want to go to online to "NuVal" and see the calorie/carb content of about 100 items that may change your eating habits. ...Read more

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Is it true that carbohydrates make you fat not calories?

Is it true that carbohydrates make you fat not calories?

Not exactly: Veggies ; fruits are carbohydrates, and so is brown rice, etc. These are also high fiber though, and are healthy in a weight loss diet. Heavily processed carbohydrates like cupcakes, cookies, crackers, white flour bread products, and table sugar drive up your Insulin -- and over time can lead to Insulin resistance. This can lead to weight gain. Type of carbs is important, and so are the calories. ...Read more

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What can my calorie, carbohydrate, protein intake be?

What can my calorie, carbohydrate, protein intake be?

Too many variables!: Sex, weight, activity level! are you an apple or pear in terms of body shape. What are your goals? Sorry, need more info! ...Read more

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How much percentage of calories in a daily diet should be from carbohydrate?

How much percentage of calories in a daily diet should be from carbohydrate?

45-65%: Your carbs should be about 45-65% of your total calories every day. Choose good carbs like fruits, veggies, nuts and beans, and whole grains. Happy eating! ...Read more

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Carbs (Definition)

Carbs is an abbreviation for carbohydrates. The human body breaks down carbohydrates into basic sugars such ...Read more