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Is it true that you are supposed to burn more calories than you take in a day?

Is it true that you are supposed to burn more calories than you take in a day?

Only to lose weight: Our bodies are in a simple state of balance. If we eat more calories than we use, we gain weight. If we eat fewer calories than we use, we lose weight. So, people who stay the same weight eat more than they use on some days, and less than they use on other days . . . But it averages out over time, so that they are eating & using the same number of calories. That is why their weights don't change. ...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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You slim down your thighs the same way you slim down every part of your body, by burning more calories than you take in. is this statement true?

You slim down your thighs the same way you slim down every part of your body, by burning more calories than you take in. is this statement true?

Largely true ...: In addition to taking in fewer calories and burning more, you may be able to slim or tone your thighs by doing some lower extremity weight training. This may result in developing the muscle in place of fat which which results in a slimmer profile. Make sure you don't under eat....lower ing your metabolic rate from taking in too few calories can sabotage your efforts. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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I don't understand the term 'burn more calories than u eat'. I take 1200 calories a day then I should burn 1300 calories a day to lose weight?

I don't understand the term 'burn more calories than u eat'. I take 1200 calories a day then I should burn 1300 calories a day to lose weight?

Yes: That sounds absolutely correct. The hard part is to figure out how many calories need to come from exercise (because just being alive will burn hundreds of calories a day). The easy way is to just check one's weight each week, and if it is not decreasing over time, then one is still eating too many calories (assuming one is not retaining water due to some medical problem). ...Read more

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

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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My weight is 148. How many calories I have to take every day to lose weight. How much I have to burn calories per day.

My weight is 148. How many calories I have to take every day to lose weight. How much I have to burn calories per day.

Need more info: Need your height to try to assess what you should weigh and to make an educated estimate of your caloric needs. ...Read more

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Are you supposed to burn the calories to eat everyday? Also should I do cardio once or twice a day for 45 mins each?

Are you supposed to burn the calories to eat everyday? Also should I do cardio once or twice a day for 45 mins each?

Hard to understand?: We all burn calories everyday and those calories are provided by the food we eat.Total calories burnt are our basic metabolic rate plus the colories burnt by activities including exercise If we burn more caories than we get in our food we loose weight and if we burn less calories than we take in we endup gaining weight ...Read more

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To lose 1pound per week one should have a 3500 calorie deficit. If i take 1200 calories a day then to lose weight I should burn 1700 calories a day?

To lose 1pound per week one should have a 3500 calorie deficit. If i take 1200 calories a day then to lose weight I should  burn 1700 calories a day?

Math looks correct: In theory, the math works. In reality, how would one know she is burning 1700 calories a day? It's hard enough trying to figure out how many calories one is eating, but it's a lot harder to figure out how many calories are being used! ...Read more

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Are you supposed to eat back the calories you have burned off? (e.G) : if i eat around 1000-1300 a day and burn 700 am i supposed to eat some back? I have been wondering this because of the so called "starvation mode" i just want to make sure im not har

Are you supposed to eat back the calories you have burned off? (e.G) : if i eat around 1000-1300 a day and burn 700 am i supposed to eat some back?

I have been wondering this because of the so called "starvation mode"

i just want to make sure im not har

The : The answer depends on your goal. If you are trying to lose weight then you should eat about 1500 calories a day and do your normal exercise routine (do not add an extra 700 calories). Ithis can also vary depending on your current weight. If you are trying to maintain your weight then you can eat about 2000 cal per day and continue your work out routine. However if after your work out you feel hungry or lightheaded then you should go ahead and eat something. A piece of fruit or high protein snack is a good idea. If you need more guidance consult a nutritionist for a detailed plan. Best of luck and happy holidays. ...Read more