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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 a calorie counter app as reliable as a website?

Is a calorie counter app as reliable as a website?

Calorie counters: The calorie counters are reliable - but people always underestimate their portion size. ...Read more

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Are high cholesterol levels harmful during pregnancy? Currently 33w5d. Pre-pregnancy levels were very good but calorie counter says I'm exceeding DV

Are high cholesterol levels harmful during pregnancy?  Currently 33w5d.  Pre-pregnancy levels were very good but calorie counter says I'm exceeding DV

Cholesterol : In pregnancy cholesterol level rise normally. It is best to do these levels two to three months post parting if you are concerned. These will more truly represent you actual levels. Hope this helps ...Read more

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Do you think I should add calories burned from sleeping in my calorie counter?

Do you think I should add calories burned from sleeping in my calorie counter?

Yes: Yes, you do burn calories when you are asleep. Actually, you burn more calories sleeping than watching tv. But do check on your calorie counter to see if it already calculates for the basal metabolic rate, which is just the minimum calories burned for simply being alive. ...Read more

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Are the calorie estimates from a nutrition label accurate?

Are the calorie estimates from a nutrition label accurate?

Yes: they are accurate but pay attention to portion size. It may say 150 calories for chocolate milk, but tell you that there are two portions in the bottle. ...Read more

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Calories burned, is it all voodoo? HR monitor, Elliptical, and online calculators differ by up to 50%. Is one more accurate? I'm 250 lbs, FFM 180 lbs

Calories burned, is it all voodoo? HR monitor, Elliptical, and online calculators differ by up to 50%. Is one more accurate? I'm 250 lbs, FFM 180 lbs

Beware the machines: While exercise machines attempt to alert users of calories burned and wattage acheived, the reality is unless in a sport medicine clinic, you probably are not getting accurate results. I am a strong proponent of regular exercise, and then increasing intensity and duration as tolerated. However, it is what you put in your body that is going to make the biggest difference to your fitness goals. ...Read more

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Are livestrong's exercise calories accurate?

Are livestrong's exercise calories accurate?

Estimates: They provide estimates based on time, weight, age, and fitness level. It still varies based on individual. ...Read more

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Is it possible to accurately measure how many calories you burn during an activity or exercise?

Is it possible to accurately measure how many calories you burn during an activity or exercise?

It depends ...: On how much you weigh, the activity you pursue, and how long you do it. There are calculators available on the internet to help you figure out how many calories you burn with different activities based on your weight, such as this one from healthstatus: http://www.Healthstatus.Com/calculate/cbc. ...Read more

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Is my heart rate monitor watch accurate for the number of calories burned?

Is my heart rate monitor watch accurate for the number of calories burned?

Not really: Calories burned depends somewhat on overall conditioning, weight, and other factors that can't be measured by heart rate alone. However, it is good for judging a relative amount of calorie use, and to give idea of how long it will take to burn off that slice of chocolate cake you had for dessert! ...Read more

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