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Doctor insights on: How To Trick Your Body To Not Absorb Calories

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I only go number 2 every 4 days or so. Does this allow my body to absorb more calories from the foods I eat?

I only go number 2 every 4 days or so. Does this allow my body to absorb more calories from the foods I eat?

No: But it does suggest that you need more fiber, fluid & physical activity to get your bowels moving a bit more frequently. With that said, as long as you're not straining to pass a bowel movement, then you're probably normal as stool frequency varies greatly. To be on the safe side, if you're also overweight, lethargic & intolerant of cold, consider asking your doc to check your thyroid function. ...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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How fast does bodies absorb calories after a meal?

How fast does bodies absorb calories after a meal?

Very fast: You can absorb calories from the vascular plexus under your tongue. Some will enter your system directly from the stomach which is very fast. The rest after stomach digestion enter the small intestine where the rest are absorbed. ...Read more

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Do healthy gut bacteria help body absorb more calories from food or they burn the calories?

Do healthy gut bacteria help body absorb more calories from food or they burn the calories?

Neither: They live in your colon, after you have absorbed what you need. Any impact is probably minimal. Some of my friends here will disagree, but I would urge you not to waste your time reading our worrying about this fringe stuff and focus of sensible eating and hard workouts. ...Read more

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If I eat and get diarrhea in less than an hour after eating, does my body still absorb the calories and nutrients from that meal? I have stomach bug

If I eat and get diarrhea in less than an hour after eating, does my body still absorb the calories and nutrients from that meal? I have stomach bug

Infection?: If the problem is due to infection, then it should be limited and you should be ok once the infection or the problem is cleared, if it is an ongoing problem, then you have to see your doctor to find out why. ...Read more

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Does my body spend more calories when I am sick?

Does my body spend more calories when I am sick?

Not necessarily: If there is a fever it may. If it causes inactivity you will likely use less calories. ...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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What happens to your body when you go on a very restrictive diet of about 500 calories a day?

What happens to your body when you go on a very restrictive diet of about 500 calories a day?

Malnutrition: And muscle loss, resulting in weakness, loss of energy, and possibly damage to the heart, kidneys and brain. ...Read more

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What can I do if my body right, and I just want to know what's a healthy amount of calories to eat a day?

What can I do if my body right, and I just want to know what's a healthy amount of calories to eat a day?

Depends on wt&ht and: Total calories to eat daily depends on your weight, height, daily activities. Based on that your daily calorie requirement to maintain your present weight can be calculated, if your weight is right. ...Read more

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When one starts lowering calories and exercising when will one start seeing a difference in their body...?

When one starts lowering calories and exercising when will one start seeing a difference in their body...?

About 3 days: It depends on how much the drop in calories is and how much exercise a person is doing. For example, dropping daily calories by 50, and exercising by walking around the block once, will not be noticeable for a long while. But, for the average person, dropping a 300-500 calories a day, and exercising for 30-40 minutes each day, she will notice her body feels better and stronger after a few days. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms I can use to tell if my body is shutting down from eating too little? I'm eating around 500 calories daily.

What are some symptoms I can use to tell if my body is shutting down from eating too little? I'm eating around 500 calories daily.

Counseling: You need psychologic or psychiatric counseling badly since you may be anorexic. Aside from weight loss, you will have hormone issue, weakness, nutritional deficiency, nerve damages... And even death, just to name a few. Call for an appointment now. ...Read more

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I've been eating healthier lately, but last night ate 3000+ calories. Today I went up 5.5 lbs. How can your body fluctuate that much overnight?

Water retention: A lot of that weight is likely water, especially if last night's meal was very salty. Some of it is just the weight of the food. If you resume healthy eating immediately, that weight will probably disappear in a day or two. ...Read more

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How to know that how much calories consuming. If I lift weight so should I concentrate on calories or I can eat whatever I like. (more than body need)?

How to know that how much calories consuming. If I lift weight so should I concentrate on calories or I can eat whatever I like. (more than body need)?

Eat well: Exercise safely and eat well, neither skimping on calories or eating excessively. Keep well hydrated with water not sugary drinks, and eat whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins for the best possible nutrition. ...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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Could your body consume calories slower if you're lacking sleep?

Could your body consume calories slower if you're lacking sleep?

Metabolism: You may burn calories more slowly if you dont' have adequate sleep. ...Read more

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I am puzzled about how many calories my body burns on its own?

BMR: BMR basal metabolic rate is the amount of calories that are burned to keep the body functioning, this varies depending on size and muscle mass, may range from 1200 kcal to over 2000kcal depending on the individual ...Read more

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Would consuming only 1000 calories put my body into starvation mode?

Would consuming only 1000 calories put my body into starvation mode?

Depends: It depends on your body's Total Energy Needs, and your Energy Availability (Calories In minus exercise and other daily activities). If you are in negative Energy Balance, you may lose weight or your body may go into conservation /starvation mode and lower your metabolic rate instead. ...Read more

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Would my body really go into starvation mode if I were to eat at 1000 calories?

Starvation mode: Yes. Starvation: go to Wikipedia and read about the Minnesota expreimets and then read Ancel Keys The Biology of Human Starvation. ...Read more

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Is it true that eating below 1200 calories puts your body into starvation mode?

Is it true that eating below 1200 calories puts your body into starvation mode?

Yes and no: Your calorie requirement is dependent on your height, weight, activity level. If you take all 1200 calorie at night and not eat breakfast and lunch you can still gain weight. If you spread that same amount calorie over 3 meals then you will lose weight because that keeps your metabolism up.
Not eating all day your metabolism will slow down and be in a hibernation state. ...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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Could you tell me what happens to food in one's body when one burns off calories?

Could you tell me what happens to food in one's body when one burns off calories?

Conversion: Calories are another term for energy. Food is used either for building blocks to repair body breakdown or to provide a source of fuel (energy) for the body. What ever is not needed for either of those two purposes is disposed of as waste. ...Read more

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Help please! Is eating 2000 calories of junkfood same as 2000 calories of healthy food for the body?

NO: Numbers do not determine usefulness - as an example: is 5 gallons of gasoline the same as 5 gallons of water to swallow in your body over the next week or so. Of course not - be realistic in the qualtiy of the product and not the numbers attached. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the least amount of calories my body can survive on without going into starvation mode?

Help please? What is the least amount of calories my body can survive on without going into starvation mode?

Starvation mode: This depends on how big you are and how much fat you have. Easy to test. Cut down on calories and use diabetic urine test strips to test for urine ketones. When 4+ you are starving. Eat till ketones go away. Then repeat till you know how much is right for you. ...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

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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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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

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How do proteins provide calories and repair the body?

How do proteins provide calories and repair the body?

There are....: 4 kcal per gram of protein, versus 4 for carbs, and 9 per gram of fat! Protein is an essential nutrient for life. It is composed of amino acids, which are broken down in your gut and resorbed. You liver can convert them to sugar as needed, and your bodies reassemble then into the specific proteins they need for repair of growth! The young gwoing person, athletes, and older patient needs more! ...Read more

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Could your body really burn calories without working out?

Could your body really burn calories without working out?

Yes, but not excess: ... Calories. Even at rest you burn calories. Your body has to burn fuel just to keep normal functions going. You eat/drink nutrition and then you burn calories through metabolism. Of course, by working out you burn more calories. If you burn more calories than you take in, you lose weight. On the other hand, if you take in more calories than you burn, you gain weight. ...Read more

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How can your body burn calories of your exercise level is low?

How can your body burn calories of your exercise level is low?

Normal metabolism: Your body requires calories for a number of non-exercise functions. Respiration [breathing], circulating blood, even cell growth and repair constantly require energy, thus burning calories. If you add daily functions such as walking, moving, reaching, there is a constant demand for energy by your body even with low levels of exercise. ...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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What is the maximum calorie restriction the body can tolerate per day?

What is the maximum calorie restriction the body can tolerate per day?

900: The general consensus is to not intake less than 900 calories a day. Below that you may start to breakdown your own muscle to support your bodies functions. ...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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Will my body go into starvation mode if my net of calories is under 1200 cals?

Will my body go into starvation mode if my net of calories is under 1200 cals?

Seebelow: If you are looking to lose weight the starvation diet is not the answer. You need to learn to eat correctly for you. Starvation diets never work because you always gain weight back. I would suggest you check with your physician. For a more sensible approach. The answer weight loss, lower your carbohydrate intake, stop soda, cardiovascular exercise, increase your protein. ...Read more

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Is it true that even after exercise. .. Our body still burns calories throughout the day?

Yes: Certain type of activities lead to increased caloric burning for longer periods of time, high intensity activities like weightlifting have been shown to increase metabolism for longer amounts of time ...Read more

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Is it true saying that the more I sweat the more I will loose calorie and get my body in shape.

Is it true saying that the more I sweat the more I will loose calorie and get my body in shape.

If exercising: Passive sweating, like sitting in a sauna or steam room, while relaxing will not make you lose weight. Active sweating from vigorous exercise will make you lose weight as long as you are not eating too much. Extra sweat gear to make you sweat more while exercising will not make you lose more weight. Weight loss comes from the calories you burn through exercise and your basic metabolism. ...Read more

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How to figure out how many calories of carbs does your body store before turning them into fat?

How to figure out how many calories of carbs does your body store before turning them into fat?

Age, and gender: Normal body functions require a baseline of energy- approx. 12-1600 cal based on age, ht/wt, gender and genetic predisposition. If you have chronically dieted, consuming less than 1200 cal/day your body will adapt and burn less. The concept of increase energy use- exercise with reduced calories should prove to be a vital combination to lose weight. ...Read more