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List Of Calories In Food
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
Oils and fats: Oils and fats have higher calories. Proteins and carbs (starches, sugars) have lower calories than oils and fats have. More importantly is the amount of food one eats. For example, eating 12 ounces of protein has more calories than eating 3 ounces of fats. One must also consider the nutritional value of the foods (but that's another story). ...Read more
Calorie choices: When some people have specific energy needs but can't tolerate a lot of volume, or just want a splurge, high calorie foods have a place. However the average food shopper needs to daily balance making healthy food choices with food taste & texture preferences. Some restaurants/companies cater to consumers who enjoy fatty, greasy foods. Exercise your consumer "vote" instead by making healthy choices. ...Read more
Veggies/fruits: Eating things from mother nature are always better than processed man made food. Eatnutrient rich, calorie low with plant based diets. Your proteins are beans, legumes, lentils, nuts/seeds, avocados. Your veggies should be alot of dark greens, followed by cruciferous veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage) and then everything else; fruits are great; water is awesome. ...Read more
A Hot Subject: Yes,maybe.Harvard scientists found t the body uses more energy in digesting raw food than it does cooked food; that more of the energy available from raw food is lost to bacteria in our gut than is the case with cooked food, and that the body expends energy fighting off pathogens that are more prolific in raw food than in cooked.Who'd-a thunk?Also,strictly speaking hot food contains more calories. ...Read more
Yes: If you are trying to manage your calorie intake, the answer is yes add up the calories for the foods you eat through the day and you can figure out how many calories you are eating in a day. There are many great online or app options for helping you do this if you exercise more and eat fewer calories, you will lose weight. Best wishes! ...Read more
Depends on oil type: It can add quite a bit. It depends on the type and quantity of oil used. ...Read more
Vegetables: lots of vegetables and berries too. eat low glycemic foods, healthy fats (though many calories very good for you) and lean meats/fish ...Read more
Diet and exercise: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more
You need to get: The nutritional info. Can look up a given food online. Netdiary is a good app that has a lot of this info built in. Fitnesspal is another app, i think. Restaurants sometimes have this info available. Also most foods list calorie per serving on the nutrition label, but watch what it calls a serving size. See photo. ...Read more
Calorie dense foods: Eat healthy high calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, Avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil ...Read more
Are calories an effective way of measuring how healthy a food is? What else do I have to consider?
Is there an easy way to acount for calories when making thing such as marinades and other prepaied foods at home?
Nearly impossible: If you avoid using sauces with a lot of fat, the amount of calories would be negligible. Or you can weigh the sauce and assume that every tablespoonful may contain as high as 135 calories but likely closer to 50 calories. However there is really no easy way to measure it since much of the marinating fluid will be left behind in the pan before consumption. ...Read more
I want to gain weight, i eat a lot of calories food but still i cant gain weight, no physical activities are done?
You need exercise!: To gain weight, eat more calories than you burn using healthy whole food sources like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans/nuts. You will be getting plenty of protein if you eat a variety of vegetables and legumes. You will of course need to train hard and get enough rest to recover between workouts. Don't waste money on supplements. You do not need them if you are getting quality food. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can someone explain the keto diet to me? What foods you can and can't eat, and how many calories, that sort of thing?
I've lost 34 lbs want to lose 50 more. I watch my calories and log my food and exercise 6 days a week but hit a plateau . What do I do?
Control your carbs: Congratulations on your success! now it's time to put positive lifestyle habits in place that will keep you healthy (that's how you get to a proper weight). The bottom line is to eat real food. There are 2 good places to go to learn what that means: primal and paleo lifestyles. Stop counting calories and start controlling starches and sugars (no more than 100 grams of total carbs/day). ...Read more
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