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How long does it take your body to break down your body fat from anorexic behaviors? Ex. Eating 50% recommended calories, 15% body fat, male, 180 lb

How long does it take your body to break down your body fat from anorexic behaviors? Ex. Eating 50% recommended calories, 15% body fat, male, 180 lb

Planning a diet?: You're actually describing a rigorous weight-loss diet such as athletes undertake to make weight or fitness guys to "get ripped"; it would be an anorexic behavior if it became an obsession or you were likely to hurt yourself. You're at your physical prime and if you can adopt a fitness-focused lifestyle instead of episodic diet, it's be great. Your physician can help. ...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 happens to your body if you are consantly dieting on a low calorie and low carb diet, can you gain body fat easier in the long run?

What happens to your body if you are consantly dieting on a low calorie and low carb diet, can you gain body fat easier in the long run?

Probably, slowly: Depending upon how restrictive is your diet, and how much fat you have lost, you can certainly expect some gain when resuming a more balanced diet. How soon you gain lost fat, would depend on different factors like your absorption or other GI health issues. ...Read more

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If drinking protein shakes, must you work out even longer to create a calorie deficit to lose body fat?

If drinking protein shakes, must you work out even longer to create a calorie deficit to lose body fat?

Yes and no....: If you are adhering to a low carb or low gycemic diet, no. If your diet is "regular" with much starch, the answer is yes. If this is the case, you must displace some starch calcories, equivalent to your protein supplements. ...Read more

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How long does it take for all the calories I have eaten to turn into fat? I'm 18 at around 144 lbs...

How long does it take for all the calories I have eaten to turn into fat? I'm 18 at around 144 lbs...

Forever, if...: If a person walks 3 miles to a restaurant, eats a 500 calorie lunch, and then walks home three miles, she will probably not get any fat from the meal beause she used it all up. The key is to use all the calories eaten. ...Read more

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I cannot consume enough calories can I die from losing too much body fat?

I cannot consume enough calories can I die from losing too much body fat?

See: An endocrinologist for an evaluation of your metabolism no reason a young person should have to eat so many calories ...Read more

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I am 5ft and 97 pounds. I do have a very high body fat percentage like 30 percent last time I checked and I want to lose a few pounds. How many calories should I eat (please don't say 1, 200- that's how I gained a lot of weight) also I splurged yeste

Exercise and caloric: Restriction. To effectively lose weight you need to do more physical exercise and reduce your caloric intake. To lose one pound you need to generate a negative balance of about 4500 calories. So reduce your caloric intake accordingly. It would be useful to consult a dietitian for advise on foods and quantity of foods. ...Read more

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How much body fat can you lose on a 1300 calorie diet exercising six days a week?

How much body fat can you lose on a 1300 calorie diet exercising six days a week?

3500 deficit = 1lb: Find some online calculators to help you calculate your daily energy expenditure with your form of exercise. So, if are burning 1800 calories each day, then you'll have a 500 cal deficit and lose 1pound each week. ...Read more

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I have read that fat is 9 calories per gram, but does anyone know how many calories are in 1 ounce of "body fat" (including the water, cells, etc.)?

I have read that fat is 9 calories per gram, but does anyone know how many calories are in 1 ounce of "body fat" (including the water, cells, etc.)?

About 256 Kcal: 256 calories in an ounce of fat, fat is fat, including any water weight which is a part of every cell, cells can't function without water. ...Read more

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Reducing ones body fat is a matter of calories in vs calories out?

Reducing ones body fat is a matter of calories in vs calories out?

Not exactly: Newer research suggests it is more complex than that. For instance, two people can eat the same amount of calories, all other things being equal, and show different amounts of wt gain or loss. This suggest people are different and even calories are different. ...Read more

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Will exercising vigorously on a 1000 calorie diet help me shed body fat fast?

Will exercising vigorously on a 1000 calorie diet help me shed body fat fast?

Yes, but: This may be dangerous and you should consider moderating your approach in order to not cause other health problems. ...Read more

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How many calories need to be burnt to get rid of 1 kg of human body fat?

How many calories need to be burnt to get rid of 1 kg of human body fat?

Fat caloric value: A pound (454gm) of fat represents about 3500 calories (@ 9 kcal/gm). A kg is about 2.2 pounds, so that's 7700. Eating 175 fewer calories a day would mean losing a pound every 20 days. Or if you burned an extra 175 calories a day by exercising more, then you could lose a pound in about 20 days. The combination of both would accelerate and double that weight loss. ...Read more

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What's 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?

What's 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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What is the lowest number of calories a mostly sedentary 5'5, 150lbs, 20 year old woman can eat without complications to lose body fat?

What is the lowest number of calories a mostly sedentary 5'5, 150lbs, 20 year old woman can eat without complications to lose body fat?

This would be: Somewhat debatable, but I am not comfortable with my patients consuming fewer than 1000 calories per day. That can be a safe level is it is balanced with protein, complex carbohydrates and healthy fats. Less than this and you risk malnutrition, lowering of metabolic rate and other serious complications. Even at 1000 cal/day you should get professional (doctor/dietitian) advice for safety. Good luck ...Read more

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If I am in ketosis dose that mean I can burn body fat without reaching calorie deficit? If not then what is the point of being in ketosis?

If I am in ketosis dose that mean I can burn body fat without reaching calorie deficit? If not then what is the point of being in ketosis?

Ketosis: Some people will try to enter ketosis (through specialized diets or lengthy exercise) intentionally to better target "fat burning". Whether this is healthy and/or leads to sustained weight loss is controversial. But a calorie is a calorie, regardless of its storage or form. So you need a calorie deficit to lose weight. But it's not essential to be in ketosis to do this. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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Will running two miles per day on a standard 1800 calorie diet help me burn body fat and gain muscle?

Will running two miles per day on a standard 1800 calorie diet help me burn body fat and gain muscle?

Yes and no: In men and women, resistance training combined with a healthy diet will build muscles.... More in men than women but it works for both. Stronger muscles tend to burn more calories than weaker muscles even when you are not using them... That helps reduce fat. Lifting with proper form to the point of momentary failure plus a good diet seems to be the best way to get the muscles to respond. ...Read more

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I want to either lose weight or get muscle and lose fat so are there any excercises for getting a 6 pack and how long will this take? What should my daily calorie intake be?

I want to either lose weight or get muscle and lose fat so are there any excercises for getting a 6 pack and how long will this take? What should my daily calorie intake be?

Strength exercises: In general building lean muscle with strength and core exercises will provide better overall weight control because lean muscle burns more calories than fat. How long this takes will depend on how aggressively you exercise. In general maintaining a low carb/high fiber and high protein diet is best. Consume about 10-12 calories per pound of your desired weight. This is only an estimate. ...Read more

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How long can it take to lose a pound eating 1000 calories a day?

How long can it take to lose a pound eating 1000 calories a day?

It depends on how mu: You can lose a pound in 1 to 2 weeks time provided you are doing some exercise too. ...Read more

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How long can it take me to lose 50 pounds by eating 500 calories a day?

How long can it take me to lose 50 pounds by eating 500 calories a day?

That is hard to say: Because this is a recipe for self- sabotage. You will lose a great deal of muscle with such a low caloric intake. Your body will also go into starvation mode. So your metabolic rate will slow way down. It will then become very hard to burn calories and very easy to put on weight. ...Read more

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How long would it take for me to lose 10 to 15 pounds if I cut back my calories and start working out?

How long would it take for me to lose 10 to 15 pounds if I cut back my calories and start working out?

3500 calories/1lb: You have to cut down 3500 calories in your diet to lose one pound
if you cut down 500 calories per day, you will lose 1 pound in on week, and approx 4 lbs in a month
your weight loss is based on extra calories you burn by exercising plus the calories you reduce in your diet
so calculate for yourself, if you are negative 3500 cals per week, it will take 18 weeks. ...Read more

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I'm 24 5'1" and recently gainedweight. I'm 155 lbs. How many calories should I eat per day to lose 30-40lbs in a healthy way? How long should it take?

I'm 24 5'1" and recently gainedweight. I'm 155 lbs. How many calories should I eat per day to lose 30-40lbs in a healthy way? How long should it take?

Calories: 120 to 125, could be your best weight. For safety weight control, loss 2 to 4 pounds per week, making exercise, walking is good, reducing carbos, sugar, increases vegetables, some nuts, some fruits,, reducing calories to 1300 per day, check with your pcp or endocrinology your thyroid, liver, kidney, hormones..... More safe and supervised, better results. ...Read more

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Is it safe to restrict calories and take laxatives? Am i doing anything to my body?

Is it safe to restrict calories and take laxatives? Am i doing anything to my body?

Not at all safe.: Taking laxatives to lose weight is dangerous and doesn't work. Any weight lost is water weight, not fat. You may have an eating disorder and should seek help if you feel the compulsion to take laxative or bing eat. ...Read more

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And I'm 5'2. I was wondering how many calories/carbs/sugar/fat/etc. I should take in daily?

And I'm 5'2. I was wondering how many calories/carbs/sugar/fat/etc. I should take in daily?

Pregnant or not?: Snacking/grazing has a tendency to add addn calories during the day- if you are not eating 3 sq meals- balanced meals/day and find that you are a grazer- make sure that you're grazing habits are balanced- increase fiber/fruit and veggies, then protein and carbs should help maintain a healthy weight
not processed carbs- bakery goods or sweets. ...Read more

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30 yrs, 150 lbs, 160cms having pcos what are daily requirements in terms of calories, how many carbs, protiens, fats should I take daily?

Online calculator: Check out the dailyplate. Com or myfitnesspal. Com which have excellent, reliable calorie and calculators and trackers and also give you the recommended carb/protein/fat/fiber breakdowns. ...Read more

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How long would it take to lose weight eating 500 calories a day?

How long would it take to lose weight eating 500 calories a day?

Too low calories: This is too low a calorie intake. You should not go below 1000 calories to be safe. You should eat regular meals and not skip meals. Weight loss involves burning off more calories than you take in, a pound equals @ 3500 calories, a safe weight loss is 1-2 lbs per week. ...Read more

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How long will it take me to lose 75 lbs...I'm on a 1000 calorie diet a day and I exercise for an about an hour a day?

How long will it take me to lose 75 lbs...I'm on a 1000 calorie diet a day and I exercise for an about an hour a day?

Be patient, patient: There is no exact answer for you, and 75# is alot to lose, so be patient. Everyone metabolizes foods differently, and depneding on the exercise you do, it may be a slower loss than you would like, ... But be patient, as a good weight loss program/regimen, coupled with an approved exercise program will eventually reap the benefits you desire. Good luck. ...Read more

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Almost 5'5", 105 pounds. How long would it take me to get to 100 pounds if I eat around 500 calories per day and run 2 miles each day?

Almost 5'5", 105 pounds. How long would it take me to get to 100 pounds if I eat around 500 calories per day and run 2 miles each day?

Healthy body image: Instead of having the goal of being 100 pounds, set a goal of eating a healthy diet and exercising. It's very healthy to join a sports team at school. Eat a healthy diet and gradually increase your level of physical activity. Consider joining your track team. Running two miles a day is not excessive. Trying to lose weight too fast will lead to weight gain and injuries Make healthy long term goals ...Read more

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Is it true that being on a restricted calorie diet for a few years, the body will have truoble to gain back fat once back on a normal diet?

Starvation Diet: No. Quite the opposite. Eating normally will cause rapid weight gain and fat deposition since the body will not have a good sense of metabolism. ...Read more