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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
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
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
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
What can happen if you only eat 500 cal per day (for a little more than a week) and then you have to take vaccine against cold?
Is honey bad for you because it is a suger or does it effect the body differently? If you are trying to lose weight
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
Muscle Efficiency: Yes. Muscles that are being worked and challenged increase a body's metabolism of calories. ...Read more
If you eat a little extra protein than your body is used to one day, can it cause a temporary increase on the scale?
Weight increase: Highly unlikely but don't overdo it!Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Is it alright to drink diet sodas once or twice a week? I suppose they are better than those that actually contain sugar?
I have read that there is not a limit to how much biotin to take daily due to u get it naturally through food and drinks is this true?
No need to take: Unless you are eating raw eggs, there is no need to take Biotin supplement. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How come fruit drinks have more calories than pepsi? Which one is better if you want to lose weight?
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
It is true that if you drink tea, cinnamon or coffee before you exercise, your body will burn more fat?
If you take 100grms of apple and then cook it, does it have the same number of calories after cooking that it did before? Or less due to cooking?
Food and Calories: The same. Cooking does not diminish the calories in food. ...Read more
No weight change: There should be no significant change to your weight. ...Read more
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
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