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Doctor insights on: How To Count Calories Do You Count Calories From Fat

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How can you count your protein, fat and carbohydrate calories?

Caloric value: Carbs and protein provide 4kcal (just consider these calories) per gram. Fat contains 9 calories per gram. But for watching your weight, one must consider the magic of insulin. It stores fat - big time! so keep Insulin low by avoiding sweets and starches. Use green veggies as a sole source of carbohydrates to optimize your weight. It doesn't get any simpler or more successful than that. ...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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Should you count carbs, calories or fat to stay healthy?

Should you count carbs, calories or fat to stay healthy?

Rather than actually: counting - it might be easier just to seek balance in your food intake. ...Read more

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Do you need to count calories on a low carb diet?

Do you need to count calories on a low carb diet?

Somewhat: If you are not worried about muscle mass, you do not have to count calorie as much. It would be good to keep track of calories as a reference. Most people do well with taking 1500 to 1800 kcal per day especially when they are trying to loose weight. ...Read more

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When losing weight do you have to count calories still?

When losing weight do you have to count calories still?

Not necessary: Monitoring your weight regualrly is an easier way to control your weight than counting calories. All you have to do is set a goal of losing about 1 or 2 pounds per week and adjust your eating down till you achieve your set goal for your weight. Besides eating less you should exercise daily and burn 100 to 200 calories a day which takes about 30-45 minutes of moderate exercise like brisk walking. ...Read more

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How to count calories for runners?

How to count calories for runners?

Why, Reason, Goal(s): Calories are units of heat, have no mass ; are not a unit of weight. What is your goal(s). Rec; study: https://www.Healthtap.Com/#user_questions/436593. ...Read more

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What can you do to properly figure out calorie intake to exercise level calories used?

What can you do to properly figure out calorie intake to exercise level calories used?

It is possible: Nutritional value(calories) off nearly all food items is available on the internet(just google nutritional value of the food item of interest). Burning calories can be estimated but it is harder. Some of the machines give you this information. But if you use walking as an exercise , the rate of burning calories is about 100 calories per mile walked(this is about 2200 steps on a pedometer). ...Read more

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What is considered best: to count calories or fat when trying to lose belly fat?

What is considered best: to count calories or fat when trying to lose belly fat?

Calories are the: Deciding factor. You can't specifically get rid of lower abdominal fat by spot reducing. If you lose weight a portion of that weight loss will reduce abdominal fat. Additionally, core toning exercises will help you stand more erect & improve your appearance. To lose weight keep up your physical activity and ensure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. No matter what ads promise –. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many fat calories should you have/day on a 1500 calorie diet?

150-300 calories: If one a 1500 calorie diet- i would say 20% of the calories from fat or even 10% so 150-300 calories from fat. ...Read more

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Should i count calories from protein? If not , will i gain fat?

Yes: All calories matter. Body can convert carbohydrate and protein into fat. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many carbs per day for weight training to lose belly fat?

Carbs: To be truly ketogenic, that requires less than 50-60g of carbs per day and less than 1.2-1.5 g/kg/day of protein. Nutritional ketosis will decrease carbohydrate metabolism and start mobilization of your fat stores. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what number of calories should you eat to lose 77 pounds in 2 months?

Can you tell me what number of calories should you eat to lose 77 pounds in 2 months?

Absurd Goal: Unless you have been directed to lose weight this rapidly by a physician, would encourage you aim for a rate of loss of 2 or less pounds per week. Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / ...Read more

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When trying to lose weight and you are counting calories should the overall calorie intake matter Or just the net. Intake after burning calories?

When trying to lose weight and you are counting calories should the overall calorie intake matter Or just the net. Intake after burning calories?

Both: (cannot answer on your particular health, but...) 1) weight change is from net calorie loss. Type of food intake irrelevant, calories in versus calories out. 2)BUT! much/most of the weight loss will be from MUSCLE (bad) unless exercise goes along with the dieting. Exercise without dieting has a LOUSY success record on weight loss. Track both net loss and intake/exercise. Do Both diet and exercise ...Read more

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If 3500 cal =1lb and you need to eat like 1800 calories to get that energy how do you lose weight?1800-300cal(exercise)= 1500.Just need clarification.

If 3500 cal =1lb and you need to eat like 1800 calories to get that energy how do you lose weight?1800-300cal(exercise)=
1500.Just need clarification.

To lose weight alone: you need 2 decrease caloric intake. A well balanced diet can do this. If you add an exercise program that includes cardio 1 day & a weight lifting on 2nd day and so on you will lose weight, but a program that includes hard work outs,while you lose fat you will gain muscle mass & strength & look more fit. But muscle is heavier than fat so weight loss may B negated, but you will look much better. ...Read more