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Doctor insights on: Is It True That You Are Supposed To Burn More Calories Than You Take In A Day

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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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Is it true that you may get even more pimples/skin problems if you take a full bath more than daily? I am asking this because the water is quite salty

Is it true that you may get even more pimples/skin problems if you take a full bath more than daily? I am asking this because the water is quite salty

No: This is just one more bit of folklore. Instead, i'd urge you to have your acne treated scientifically. If two weeks on benzoyl peroxide has not worked, or you have acne on your trunk, get with your physician. A topical or systemic antibiotic will usually clear you, or for severe / cystic acne, a dermatology consultation is in order. ...Read more

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Would it be alright to eat less than 1000 calories a day if you eat enough and are not starving yourself?

Would it be alright to eat less than 1000 calories a day if you eat enough and are not starving yourself?

Depends: It depends upon your height, weight, overall health. 1000 calories a day is a very restrictive intake and can lead to significant weight loss, particularly when coupled with exercise. It is potentially risky. Make sure you get in adequate water, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other nutrients to avoid damaging your body. Check w/your doctor and/or a good registered dietitian. ...Read more

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How many times should I jump in a day to burn a certain amount of calories? Is it good to do in this way to burn calories?

How many times should I jump in a day to burn a certain amount of calories? Is it good to do in this way to burn calories?

10 Calories a Minute: Rope skipping can burn twice as many calories as jogging, and anywhere from 600 to 1,000 calories an hour (depending on your weight and the speed and intensity at which you're jumping). That means you'll burn, at minimum, 10 calories for every minute you can jump. If you like jumping, its a good exercise. Other ones just as good are using an elliptical trainer or jogging on an elevated treadmill. ...Read more

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What is water weight? Is it good to have more or less? Does it literally make you heavier?

What is water weight? Is it good to have more or less? Does it literally make you heavier?

Water weight: Well the body requires water to function properly. 60 percent of your body at is water. So this is how crucial water is to your existence. Now assuming you are healthy and you are 17 yo. You need to hydrate exercise and eat healthy ...Read more

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Is it true that the more muscles I have the more calories i burn?

Is it true that the more muscles I have the more calories i burn?

Muscle Efficiency: Yes. Muscles that are being worked and challenged increase a body's metabolism of calories. ...Read more

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Is it good to eat lots of fat before exercising so that you can burn it right off?

Is it good to eat lots of fat before exercising so that you can burn it right off?

Bad strategy.: The idea for weight loss is to create a caloric deficit, not just to eat and then exercise to balance it off. Besides, your body seeks carbohydrates first for exercise, so your strategy equates to fat in and carbohydrates out. Exercise in the morning before eating anything to tap into your fat stores to create a fat deficit. ...Read more

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Do you have to eat a little more calories than your maintenance level when you're injured so that you can recover faster?

Do you have to eat a little more calories than your maintenance level when you're injured so that you can recover faster?

Yum Yum: Injured tissue relies on some essential vitamin, minerals and proteins to help with the repair. These include Vitamins A,C, foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids like salmon. Zinc is thought to help with repair. Zinc can be found in chicken and nuts. Of course proteins as found in beef, chicken and eggs. ...Read more

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How come fruit drinks have more calories than pepsi? Which one is better if you want to lose weight?

How come fruit drinks have more calories than pepsi? Which one is better if you want to lose weight?

Neither: Fruit drinks and soft drinks come with alot of sugar. Even diet soft drinks have been shown not to be good for weight loss. Iot would be best to avoid both if you wish to lose weight. ...Read more

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I eat like a monster just to gain weight but it is still not working. I read about a case where some nutrients go to waste, can it be my case as well?

I eat like a monster just to gain weight but it is still not working. I read about a case where some nutrients go to waste, can it be my case as well?

Unlikely but see Dr.: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, ... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, .... ...Read more

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It is true that if you drink tea, cinnamon or coffee before you exercise, your body will burn more fat?

It is true that if you drink tea, cinnamon or coffee before you exercise, your body will burn more fat?

Watch out for sugars: Only if the drink makes you want to exercise harder, longer, or more frequently will the drink accelerate fat loss. Otherwise, it's just another drink. One should be sure not to eat or drink back the calories lost through exercise. ...Read more

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Is it true that if you work out when your hungry, you will lose more stored fat?

Is it true that if you work out when your hungry, you will lose more stored fat?

Work out when hungry: Not necessarily. Just because you are hungry doesn't mean your glycogen stores are depleted, meaning you won't just burn stored fat. However, if your glycogen stores are depleted, your body will go into ketosis and start burning fat as a source of energy. The key is to just exercise consistently, and not worry about when you work out relative to eating. ...Read more