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Caloric Intake And The Keto Diet
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
How many carbs must woman eat on a low carb diet or how do I work it out? I must lose weight and is insullin ressistant.
Carbs: There is no specific requirement for carbohydrate intake, I assume your intention is to shed body fat . Restrict carbohydrate intake as much as possible By limiting intake of starch such as grains and roots (potatoes). ...Read more
Eat less but balance: Balanced meals with ample plant based cereals and grains, fruits, vegetables and adequate proteins(from eggs, fish and nuts). Avoid saturated fats(animal fats from meats and milk, ice cream and butter). ...Read more
Caloric Restriction: You will lose weight and live longer if you practice caloric restriction not only for weight loss but as a healthy lifestyle practice. You do not need a diet that restricts your bodies access to vital nutrients like complete proteins, calcium, iron and Vitamin B12 not found in plants. I suggest you adopt a delicious nutritious diet like the Mediterranean diet and decrease your caloric intake. ...Read more
Depends: Not all carbs are equal. The carbs in most fruits and vegetables (potatos and corn are an exception) are much different than the carbs you find in pasta, bread, sweetened cereals and drinks. Simple carbs are usually less healthy than complex carbs and more fattening. Avoid all products with processed flour, added sugar, high fructose corn syrup, etc. At all times. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm on a 1000 calorie diet to lose weight, if i stay within my calorie range can i eat some sweets like pie or cake and still lose weight?
See below: Ashley, I'm not a big fan of low-calorie diets. Calories are really not the biggest problem. It's what the calorie is made of. Calories are different in steak than from a donut you have to find out why you are gaining weight. Learning to understand why you gain will help you to learn how to lose. Talk with your doctor. For more information, you can read our webpage www weighstation.net blessings. ...Read more
Persevere with it: It is a long term goal which requires persistence with your good eating behavior. It will slowly give you the results you want but be pateint and aim to lose about 1 pound each week or over 2 weeks. Add regular exercise to your low calorie eating, you will see better results from the combined efforts. Good luck. ...Read more
Not a good idea: not a good idea to eliminate carbohydrates since your body runs on carbohydrates for energy. Even vegetables are low in carbs and provide some of the carbs your body needs. To answer your question, NO carb- leaves protein and fat, meat, chicken, fish, eggs, nuts and seeds. Carbs are found in fruits, grains, beans. Cheese might be carb free, read the label. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1201: You lose weight by burning more calories (which are stored as fat) than you take in. If you burn 1200 and take in 1200, it's a break even. If you take in 1200 but burn 2000, you're body will go to stored fat to get the additional 800. Bear in mind it takes 3500 calories to create a pound of fat, and a 3500 deficit to lose a pound.. Your goal should be slow, steady decrease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on type : A low carb diet might have 5-10% of calories as carbs. I am not big of counting calories but the biggest problem I have with your question is not all carbs are created equal- mimimize sugars/starches/simple carbs but complex carbs in veggies, beans, nuts and low-glycemic fruits do not need to be avoided. See http://lowcarbdiets.About.Com/od/lowcarb101/a/gettingstarted.Htm. ...Read more
Calorie-counter app: Hard to answer your question without knowing your height, weight & activity level. Also, I don't know if you're trying to lose or maintain weight. I would first recommend you set your goal - you can use an online resource, dietitian or personal trainer - & then use a Calorie-counter app (I personally use "Lose It!") to monitor & help stay on track. Hope that helps. ...Read more
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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