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Doctor insights on: How To Count Calories From Home Cooked Meals

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How many calories should a human eat a day to day to stay alive?

How many calories should a human eat a day to day to stay alive?

It depends on BMR: It depends on your bmr, that is the number of calories you burn daily with your daily activities.And that is the number of calories you need to replace by eating and drinking you can find the formula on line how to calculate your BMR from the web bmr(basal metabolic rate)is the calories your body needs if there is no activity.If you add cals burnt by activity, it gives you the number calories/day. ...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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Are calories important to count when it comes to vegetables? I eat 1, 500 calories per day but they seem to run out on vegetable snacks

Are calories important to count when it comes to vegetables?  I eat 1, 500 calories per day but they seem to run out on vegetable snacks

Yes...: Counting calories is an essential component if trying to lose weight or are struggling with weight maintenance. Though weight management can be affected by many factors, calories-in vs. Calories-out are a crucial component. Calories from veges, though generally lower than those from meats and processed carbs should be counted. With experience you will be able to "eyeball" the correct amounts. ...Read more

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On diet and eat less calories, end up not able to sleep bc of low blood sugar. eat balanced nutritious meals. What am I doing wrong? How can I avoid ?

On diet and eat less calories, end up not able to sleep bc of low blood sugar. eat balanced nutritious meals. What am I doing wrong? How can I avoid ?

Nocturnal hypoglycem: Is the biggest problem that you are unable to sleep? And you think that is because your blood sugar is low? Have you checked your blood sugar at night (when you think it's low)? What are the readings? If that is truly the problem, often we asks diabetics to eat a midnight snack (just before going to bed). Ice cream works well. It supports the blood sugar long enough to sleep soundly. Don't overdo. ...Read more

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Can a 2yo child eat boiled egg with salt everyday? How many eggs and how much salt allowed to consume a day?

Can a 2yo child eat boiled egg with salt everyday? How many eggs and how much salt allowed to consume a day?

Yes-easy on the salt: I can't eat an egg without a little salt. there is no danger from the dietary cholesterol in egg--that has been disproven. Eggs are a great source of protein and fat. my parents and grandfather ate eggs every morning and all lived to 93. An adult with salt restriction is a different matter. ...Read more

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What amount of calories should I eat per day not to go into "starvation mode"?

What amount of calories should I eat per day not to go into "starvation mode"?

While U drop Wt: When you force the body to burn fat & not allowing your body to get that needed energy from the food u eat, u r n starv mode. As long as the intake is healthy and the body burns fat instead of muscle u are in good shape. The 2 words have a bad wrap because of the useless fad diets that end up burning muscle. The key is to use medicine to help in wt loss. In general 800 calories is lower limit. ...Read more

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How many calories should I eat per meal?

Varies: It varies but for a healthy adult a ball park figure would be about 600 calories for three meals per day. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many grams of carbs, sugar, and fat should I eat per day?

Can you let me know how many grams of carbs, sugar, and fat should I eat per day?

CARBS/ SUGARS: Depends on amount of energy required /day by work done by body. Your body is a well oiled machine- if you are a marathon training individual- these carbs are useful for fuel. If you are desk jockey- then not as much- a sanitary life style require less carb intake. ...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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Trying to count sugar intake. Do fruits count or is it mainly the unhealthy sugars added to foods. And how many grams is ok in a day ?

Trying to count sugar intake. Do fruits count or is it mainly the unhealthy sugars added to foods. And how many grams is ok in a day ?

Fruits count: If you are trying to accurately account for all sugar intake, fruits can make up a significant proportion. Sugar in fruits is better because you are getting all of the micronutrients and fiber of the fruit, but it is still sugar. I generally recommend that total carbs account for less than half of your daily caloric intake. Most of these carbs should come from fruit, vegetable, and whole grain. ...Read more

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How much baby food should 7mth eat?when will food start to be main source of nutritional value?

How much baby food should 7mth eat?when will food start to be main source of  nutritional value?

Not much: The reason for baby foods at that age is to introduce a new method, not overtake the value of breast milk or formula. A tablespoonful or two is fine for starters. If the kid seems to want more, that is one of the goals, but they should not drop their other intake below 16-20 oz. By 1 yr, they should have a balance between the two. ...Read more

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Advice? When coming off a diet how much calories are you suppose to consume?

Advice? When coming off a diet how much calories are you suppose to consume?

It depends: Your question is very general, so it's hard to answer. But an app you can download is myfitnesspal. Based on your height and weight, it can give you some healthy guidelines. ...Read more

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How much aleo vera juice should I consume per day to promote weight loss and what's the best foos to eat?

How much aleo vera juice should I consume per day to promote weight loss and what's the best foos to eat?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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I measured one cup of raw onions (67 calories ) and then grilled them without oil will the calories change cause they're cooked?

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I measured one cup of raw onions (67 calories ) and then grilled them without oil will the calories change cause they're cooked?

No: I would you encourage you to not count your calories to such detail. Counting calories to this detail is a sign of an eating disorder, and starting at your age could mean a life-long struggle. Please message me if you have more questions/concerns, and I encourage you to speak to others as well. ...Read more