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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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Is there a reason it matters if calories are regular or fat calories?

Is there a reason it matters if calories are regular or fat calories?

A Lot!: You can eat twice as much for protein or carbs (both have 4 calories per gram) as you can for fat (9 calories per gram). You can select nutrition dense foods when not eating fats. ...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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Is it possible to get refeeding syndrome if only consuming liquid calories? Or is it about calories in general and electrolytes?

Is it possible to get refeeding syndrome if only consuming liquid calories? Or is it about calories in general and electrolytes?

Possibly: Refeeding syndrome is typically noted after prolonged period of not eating and/or having feedings delivered to the intestinal tract. Re-initiating of feedings to the gut after prolonged gut rest may result in refeeding syndrome. Prolonged liquid diets are associated with a high risk of gallbladder disease that could cause symptoms that might be confused with refeeding syndrome. ...Read more

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Is it more important to count calories or carbs or just weigh yourself?

Weight loss: Always good to be aware of the calories you eat. Best to limit portions and eat less processed food. ...Read more

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How is it possible to burn more calories than you eat? Is the correct way to calculate calories?

How is it possible to burn more calories than you eat? Is the correct way to calculate calories?

Depends on your BMR: You can calculate hour daily cals needed to maintain weight.You need to calculate your BMR from BMR calculater available on web, that will tell you number of calries you need if you stay in bed all day.You can add calories for exercise and daily activities.You can use harris bannedict equation.That is the total calories you need to maintain your weight. Rquation is available on the web. ...Read more

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What is the difference between calories from fat and just calories, on a food label?

What is the difference between calories from fat and just calories, on a food label?

Total vs. Fat kcal: On food labels, "calories" stands for total kcal obtained from fat, 9 kcal/g, carbohydrates, 4 kcal/g, protein, 4 kcal/g, and/or alcohol, 7 kcal/g. "Calories from fat" means just that. Because of the detrimental effect on overall health and heart disease risk, total fat calories should be less than 30% of your total daily caloric intake, or roughly 600 kcal if you consume 2,000 kcal each day. ...Read more

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Cachexia is a condition in which so few calories are consumed that even fat is used up, right?

Cachexia is a condition in which so few calories are consumed that even fat is used up, right?

More or less: Cachexia is usually associated with serious diseases, e.g., disseminated cancer, advanced aids and is driven by cytokines that accelerate metabolism, depress appetite and promote consumption of fat. There is negative imbalance between intake and expenditure of calories. ...Read more

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Is it possible that i burned 550 calories in 50 minutes?

Is it possible that i burned 550 calories in 50 minutes?

Yes, just heat units: If you were within an insulated 550 liter water bath at a known temperature, (evaporation temp changes were also blocked) and, in 50 minutes, the water temperatrue increased by precisely 1 degree centrigrade, they you would have burned ; released into the water 550 kilocalories (1, 000 little calories; kilocalorie is the unit used for human foods) of enegry. ...Read more

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What is the difference between calories from fat and other calories? Are all calories treated equal or are do some calories just go toward energy?

What is the difference between calories from fat and other calories? Are all calories treated equal or are  do some calories just go toward energy?

Calories not equal!: Quality of your calories matters! Refined carbohydrates (white rice, pasta, crackers, cookies, candy) get converted into glucose quickly, which spikes blood sugar & releases insulin, leading to high cholesterol, diabetes, etc. Some forms of calories make you store fat more readily. It's possible that some calories make you gain weight while others don't! (Ref.AARP, 9/2014) ...Read more

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Is there a condition in which you cannot physically lose weight?

Is there a condition in which you cannot physically lose weight?

Literally no: Your body only gains mass (weight) through consumption of energy /food calories. There is no condition that will 'add weight' without intake of calories - stop eating altogether, you will lose weight. That said, there are conditions that can make it difficult to lose weight. ...Read more

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What's the best way to keep my weight, watching the calories or the sugar on the product, some of them has less calories but sugar is level is hight?

Both: Try to decrease your junk carbohydrate intake & be mindful of calories. Maintaining physical activity will also be important. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the amount of calories burned in a situp or crunch?

What is the amount of calories burned in a situp or crunch?

Here is a situp : Calculator. Incline sit ups calorie counter: http://www.Fitclick.Com/calories_burned?Srch=incline+sit-ups&page=2. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight on 900 calories a day?

Is it possible to lose weight on 900 calories a day?

Yes - but that might: Be too low a calorie intake for many. Suggest you work with a nutritionist to develop a healthy nutrition/ weight loss plan. ...Read more

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Fat loss- What's the difference between being in Ketosis and (simply being on calorie deficit?) why is Ketosis said to be better at fat loss.

What is ketosis : Ketosis is the process by which your body process the stored fat to create ketone bodies. this is done to replace sugar as the source of energy in certain organs. The only way to stimulate ketosis is by having low insulin levels in your blood and the way to achieve this is by not eating carbs. If you eat a low calorie diet but it has carbs you're not your body is not going to burn fat into ketone ...Read more

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Suggested calorie intake is 1, 352-i saved 336calories. I also had a little run in the evening. Is it ok to eat less calories than suggested?(weight200

Suggested calorie intake is 1, 352-i saved 336calories. I also had a little run in the evening. Is it ok to eat less calories than suggested?(weight200

Starvation BAD: No. Absolutely not. Starvation diets make metabolism shut down and cause more rapid weight gain when the diet ends. Keeping the metabolism on and high is the key to successful weight loss. It is not just starvation or cutting calories that leads to lasting weight loss. ...Read more

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Is a calorie you eat the same value as a calorie you burn?

Is a calorie you eat the same value as a calorie you burn?

Interesting: A calorie expresses heat-producing or energy producing value in food when oxidized in the body. ...Read more

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How many extra calories does the Atkins diet burn? I know that fat is burned instead of carbs on the Atkins diet, but how does that change the amount of calories burned?

How many extra calories does the Atkins diet burn? I know that fat is burned instead of carbs on the Atkins diet, but how does that change the amount of calories burned?

Less calories: The important thing about the atkins diet is that you eat very little carbohydrate. As a result you eat more fat. For most people, fat is more satisfying in terms of feeling full than carbs. As a result you eat fewer calories overall and lose weight. Also, when fat is burned it produces ketones. These suppress your appetite as well. The amount of calories burned depends on your activity. ...Read more

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Is there a way to calculate what percent of your body weight is muscle and which is fat? I ask because it is said that muscle weighs more than fat.

Is there a way to calculate what percent of your body weight is muscle and which is fat? I ask because it is said that muscle weighs more than fat.

YES: You can purchase a scale for home use by tanita that will give you your body fat percentage. It is accurate if you weigh yourself at the same time daily. In the alternative most gyms have a method of measuring body fat either by machine or calipers. Women should be 20-25% and men 18-20%. Your brain accounts for about 4-5 %. ...Read more

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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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How many calories in jenny craig plan?

How many calories in jenny craig plan?

Depends: The lowest calorie per day plan is 1, 200 calories. Check this site for more info: http://www.Jennycraig.Com/how-it-works/help. ...Read more

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I need more calories in my diet, what should I do?

Smoothies: Raw, vegan smoothies made from a variety of fruits and vegetables are the best way to drink more calories than you can easily eat, and they are healthy. Avoid added sugars, including agave. ...Read more

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I ate 7500 calories in one day, will i gain weight?

I ate 7500 calories in one day, will i gain weight?

You may gain a small: Amt of weight from eating this amount once. If this was a pattern - you could gain a massive amount of weight over time. ...Read more

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What can you do to work out how many calories in food?

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What can you do to work out how many calories in food?

Apps: Lots of free apps make it incredibly easy to record your calories (and how much calories there are in each food). My favorite is lose it (no conflicts of interest here). ...Read more

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Is it possible that i burned 550 calories in 50 minutes?

Yes, just heat units: If you were within an insulated 550 liter water bath at a known temperature, (evaporation temp changes were also blocked) and, in 50 minutes, the water temperatrue increased by precisely 1 degree centrigrade, they you would have burned ; released into the water 550 kilocalories (1, 000 little calories; kilocalorie is the unit used for human foods) of enegry. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are all the different types of calories in food?

Calories are equal: A calorie (kcal) is a measurement of the amount of heat produced when a substance is burned. A calorie from a slice of pizza is the same as one from a cup of yogurt. There are just more calories in a slice of pizza. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many lbs would someone lose by eating 500 calories in like 2 months?

Can you let me know how many lbs would someone lose by eating 500 calories in like 2 months?

That is pretty drast: Such drastic measures are not practical for long term weight control. So eat half way decently like about 1000 to 1200 calories a day, exercise daily and you will lose about 1 pound a week. That should be your goal. As they say.." slow and steady wins the race" you have to be practical as weight control is a long term discipline in eatimng properly and staying healthy. ...Read more

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How many calories in a salad?

How many calories in a salad?

Few to many.: Depending on how you fix your salad, it could contain a few hundred to even a few thousand calories. Salads are tricky. Mixed greens with vegetables and light dressing would be best, perhaps with some tuna or salmon added for protein. Avoid creamy dressings, ham, cheese, bacon bits. ...Read more

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How many calories in alcohol and fat?

How many calories in alcohol and fat?

Answer: There are 9 calories in each gram of fat, and i think there are 7 calories in each gram of alcohol. ...Read more

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How many calories in on slice of pizza?

Depends on the slice: This is an excellent question as you need to have an idea of how many calories you're eating. In this case, it's going to depend on many things including the toppings on the pizza and the size of the slice. Many (if not most) restaurants now include nutritional information about their foods. I would go to the website for the pizza in question and see what you can find out. ...Read more

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What number of calories in ejaculation?

What number of calories in ejaculation?

Here is ...: Is this Q to feed your appetite of curiosity or to speculate if sex may be a good tool for weight loss? The mental and health benefits - notably for cardiovascular aspect - from sex has repeatedly discussed, but I would not count on that although it is very politically attractive. Physiologically, sex to ejaculation is a process of heavy mental & physical drainage, which does consume calories. But ...Read more