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

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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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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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How can I find out how many calories my meal is?

How can I find out how many calories my meal is?

Calories per meal: You can get calorie counting books to look this up, or if you have a computer you can goggle it and find your answers. ...Read more

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What amount of calories should each meal contain?

What amount of calories should each meal contain?

Maintain +/-1500/day: Some people need up 2 1800/day. U need 2 divide it by the # of meals u eat a day. Find ur need &this will maintain ur weight, &if u want 2 loose u need to shave of some calories from each meal. Exercise will burn some of them also. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a meal plan with less than 500 calories a day?

Can you recommend a meal plan with less than 500 calories a day?

Fasting: Not what u need daily. If u want 2 do this, divide 500 by # of meals. Not a health diet tho. ...Read more

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Help please! is eating 1000 calories per meal good for gaining wieght?

Help please! is eating 1000 calories per meal good for gaining wieght?

Depends on weight: It depends on your weight and how much weight you want to gain over how long period. You can calculate based on your basal metabolic rate plus activity colories.That is total calories you need to maintain your weight as it is.You need to consume 3500 cals extra over and above your daily requirement to gain 1lb in weight. Bnr 4.35xwt/lbs+4.7xht/inch -4.7xage/yrs little/no exer BMR x1.2 mod bmrx1.5. ...Read more

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Estimated calories and grams of fat in traditional japanese evening meal?

Estimated calories and grams of fat in traditional japanese evening meal?

Huh?: Having lived in japan - i know that there are many types of traditional japanese meals with varying calories. You would have to determine the specific foods and specific amounts to make an estimate for this. ...Read more

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How many calories should each meal be if i'm eating 1500 to 1800 daily calories?

How many calories should each meal be if i'm eating 1500 to 1800 daily calories?

Three meals 500/600: Split total calories you need and devide by the number of meals you want to consume.For three meals a day 500to600 calories per meal or you can split each meal the way you want like brekfast 400 calories lunch 600 calories dinner 800 calories total calories 1800. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many meals a day should I eat and can you let me know how many calories should each meal be?

Can you let me know how many meals a day should I eat and can you let me know how many calories should each meal be?

Depends on weight: It depends on your weight and how much weight you want to gain over how long period. You can calculate based on your basal metabolic rate plus activity colories.That is total calories you need to maintain your weight as it is.You need to consume 3500 cals extra over and above your daily requirement to gain 1lb in weight. Bnr 4.35xwt/lbs+4.7xht/inch -4.7xage/yrs little/no exer BMR x1.2 mod bmrx1.5. ...Read more