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Sample 500 Calorie Diet Menu
Can you please suggest a liquid diet, high calorie menu or recipe for a mouth cancer patient who is undergoing chemotherapy and radiation?
Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Extreme low cal diet: Extreme low cal diets can create states of catabolism where the body starts breaking down its own tissue for energy. It can affect your electrolyte balance which will affect how the muscles of your body, which includes heart muscle functions. It lowers your metabolism for conservation of calories, instead of raising your metabolism. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I would like to get off my 500 calorie diet without gaining my weight back?
Reduce weight: My philosophy is that the best way to lose weight is not by dieting, but by changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. You don't need a drastic diet. Make small changes. Eat the right portions, eat 3-5 small meals a day, cut back on carbs and sugars, increase lean protein/veggie/fruit/water intake, and start doing some cardiovascular exercise. Exercise key to losing weight. ...Read more
I'm on a 500 calorie diet, now I don't have any energy--how can I get energy without stopping my diet?
So for 2 weeks, I was on a 1500 calorie diet and burning 500+ calories. The 1st week I dropped 4lbs. 2nd week I barely lost a pound. What's wrong?
Metabolism slowing?: It's hard 2 say, not being completely knowledgeable abt what ur eating & what exercises ur doing. However, 4 lbs in 1 wk sounds like a "crash" wt loss plan. Easing into it w/ ~1 lb in the first week, & 1-1.5 lbs/week thereafter leads to more sustainable wt loss. "Crash" wt loss invariably leads to slowed metabolism, wt plateau (u may b experiencing now), & then wt INCREASE above d starting weight! ...Read more
Weight loss: A negative caloric diet is simply that you take in less calories than you burn. Your doctor or a nutritionist can help you determine your BMR (basal metabolic rate) which is the amount of calories you typically burn in a day. To lose weight you will either need to eat less calories than that, or exercise to burn more. It requires a negative balance of around 3500 kcal to burn a pound. ...Read more
See below: N order to be called a calorie restricted diet, the calorie intake needs to be less than 20%-25% of maintenance calories. While different individuals will choose to restrict different amounts, this range seems to offer the greatest benefits. Because someone who follows a calorie restriction diet will be consuming so few calories, it becomes extremely important that food be correct. Weighstation. Net. ...Read more
Average: Daily caloric intake varies for everyone. There is basal metabolic rate, which is the amount of caloric intake needed to run the body at a basic level. Average for most people is around 1200-1500 cal/day. Again, based on your body frame and age. ...Read more
2000 calorie diet: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries don't 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
Less than 50 gm: Calories from fat should be fewer than 30%. You should aim for about 45 gms of fat per day or lower. ...Read more
Can't hurt: In many cases the low cal diet can signal to the thyroid that you are in starvation mode thus preventing weight loss. A surer way to lose weight is by eating a meditteranean style diet minus any grains containing gluten and including low glycemic foods. Eating 3 meals and 2 snacks may show more results than calorie counting. Let me know how you do. 1500 cals is safe and effective. ...Read more
800 calories per day: Is very low. You might actually slow your metabolic rate with this type of intake - this could negatively impact weight over the long run. ...Read more
3500 deficit = 1lb: Find some online calculators to help you calculate your daily energy expenditure with your form of exercise. So, if are burning 1800 calories each day, then you'll have a 500 cal deficit and lose 1pound each week. ...Read more
Depends!: 1000 calories per day is probably fine, but if you are training in very vigorous exercise, you may require a higher calorie intake. Be certain to hydrate yourself well. And consider increasing your calorie intake slightly, particularly if you get lightheaded or feel very tired. Talk to your provider about any symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more
How many calories would classify me as over eating if I am supposed to be on a 1200 calorie diet?
I am a 5'7" 158 pound female. I'm looking to lose 10 pounds. Is a 1600 calorie diet good for that?
Maybe: Losing weight is a matter of using up more calories than you take in. Exercise is a major component and should be balanced by modulating your diet. Eat 3 small meals, give up all snacks and sugar-containing soft drinks, walk or run several miles a day, and engage in toning exercises and you will lose weight. ...Read more
If you are thin, but you want to lose more weight, does sticking to 1200 calorie diet and exercising help?
WHY: If you are already thin- and on such a low calorie diet, I have to ask you why you want to lose additional weight. It might not be healthy to do so. I would suggest seeing a physician before continuing. A full evaluation of your nutritional status is warranted based on the information you provided. ...Read more
How long will it take me to lose 75 lbs...Im on a 1000 calorie diet a day and I exercise for a about a hour a day?
Be patient, patient: There is no exact answer for you, and 75# is alot to lose, so be patient. Everyone metabolizes foods differently, and depneding on the exercise you do, it may be a slower loss than you would like, . ..But be patient, as a good weight loss program/regimen, coupled with an approved exercise program will eventually reap the benefits you desire. Good luck. ...Read more
Is it true that being on a restricted calorie diet for a few years, the body will have truoble to gain back fat once back on a normal diet?
Starvation Diet: No. Quite the opposite. Eating normally will cause rapid weight gain and fat deposition since the body will not have a good sense of metabolism. ...Read more
been on 1, 200 calorie diet for 1 month, Sunday morning I weighed 88.4KG, then Following morning I weighed 89.7KG? I did not cheat, why gain weight?
There is very little difference between 88.4 and 89.7. Scales are not always identical. Try yourself for one weight and re-check it 15 minutes later. There is likely to be some difference between the two but not much!
That said, if you find yourself gaining wait, albeit slowly, go online to learn about food and exercise to control your weight. ...Read more
The fastest way: Is eat less, exercise more and visit your doctor for physical exam routinely. Nothing crazy, just change your life style. It will take some time to achieve your goal. Oh well... old news. Good luck. ...Read more
Not practical!: Drastic efforts to lose weight do not work well and do not last...So don't even try this approach. To lose weight you need to eat less but not quit because controlling weight is a life long discipline. So eat a balanced meal with calorie restriction in a way that is practical and enjoyable. Not eating anything is a punishment which no body deserves! Add daily exercise to your diet for better resul. ...Read more
Yes: It is about 1/2 the calories needed for a healthy diet. In reducing the diet this much, too many nutrients will not be ingested and multiple health problems can develop. Extreme weight loss can occur and any one reducing their food intake this much should be under the care of their doctor. ...Read more
See below: There are multiple Meal plans on our webpage@wwwweighstation. Net. Feel free to use any of them there included in each of our newsletters. It's not so much the calories is what makes up the calories. I hope this helps you. ...Read more
It depends on several factors
What type of workouts are you doing?
How long do they last?
How do you feel after the second workout?
I really think it would be better to do one solid hard
workout and then recover from it
If you're working out for an hour to 1 1/2 hr you might
want to increase your intake somewhat
Also I think you need to be conscious of your fluid
and electrolyte intake ...Read more
Yes, but: This may be dangerous and you should consider moderating your approach in order to not cause other health problems. ...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