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Doctor insights on: How Fast Does Bodies Absorb Calories After A Meal

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How fast does bodies absorb calories after a meal?

How fast does bodies absorb calories after a meal?

Very fast: You can absorb calories from the vascular plexus under your tongue. Some will enter your system directly from the stomach which is very fast. The rest after stomach digestion enter the small intestine where the rest are absorbed. ...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 fast-food meal has 500 calories and 18 grams of fat or less?

What fast-food meal has 500 calories and 18 grams of fat or less?

See below: This site provides information about fast foods and alternatives. http://www.wakehealth.edu/drive-thru-diet/. ...Read more

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In a mans body after masturbation will all the nutrients and calories through previous meals be lost through ejaculation?

In a mans body after masturbation will all the nutrients and calories through previous meals be lost through ejaculation?

No: Fortunately, evacuation does not cause nutrients to flow out of the body, although it might be a very popular weight loss plan if it did so. ...Read more

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In a mans body after masturbation will all the nutrients and calories through previous meals be lost through ejaculation?

In a mans body after masturbation will all the nutrients and calories through previous meals be lost through ejaculation?

Same as sex: Any material produced by the body requires the expenditure of energy & use of materials. Self sex produces the same loss that regular partner sex would have. The idea that "all" would be lost is a bit of a stretch. It accounts for very little in the bodies workday. ...Read more

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If I take a laxative right after a meal, will it go straight through so I don't absorb it?

If I take a laxative right after a meal, will it go straight through so I don't absorb it?

No: There are a variety of laxatives that work in different ways, but in general taking a laxative with food won't stop it from working. (btw, not every medication for constipation needs to be absorbed in order for it to work). In general it's a good idea to try not to take laxatives on a frequent/regular basis; instead try to achieve regular bm's through a high fiber, high water diet. ...Read more

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Does your body stop burning calories during nighttime hours? I am a 48 year old female who works 11:30pm to 7:30am and am concerned about maintaining my weight loss. I was told to eat my meals throughout the day as i had before, regardless that i would b

Does your body stop burning calories during nighttime hours? I am a 48 year old female who works 11:30pm to 7:30am and am concerned about maintaining my weight loss.  I was told to eat my meals throughout the day as i had before, regardless that i would b

Hello. : Hello. Your body continues to burn calories while you sleep. The more you weigh, the more calories you burn. You don't burn as many calories sleeping as you do when you are up and about. I think what the one person may have been suggesting is that if you eat a full meal right before you go to sleep, you are not burning calories as rapidly and the food gets converted to sugar. ...Read more

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I know eating fast food over time can clog arteries, but can McDonalds -trigger- a heart attack? Like immediately after a meal?

I know eating fast food over time can clog arteries, but can McDonalds -trigger- a heart attack? Like immediately after a meal?

DIET: There is no one meal that I can "trigger" a heart attack. A heart attack is the result of an acute blockage in one or more coronary artery's. This can either occur over time due to atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, or more acutely from things like cocaine use or coronary artery aneurysm/dissection. McDonald's food certainly increases your heart attack risk! ...Read more