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Shifting Calories Theory
Running 6kms 5 days a week , eating 600 -700 calories a day but can't shift any weight , seems like I am gaining ?
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
Depends: Calorie shifting has many meanings but if you are asking about eating more during the day and less at night, its helpful but not as much as it is to eat what your resting metabolism rate is (and a little extra if exercising). It is best to consume more midday and less at night but most people are just overeating all day long! know your rate and then shift the calories. ...Read more
Depends: Hard to tell unless you wear a pedometer or Fitbit device. What do you do for 12 hours? How many steps do you take? ...Read more
It doesn't: Calorie shifting is a totally absurd and scientifically correct technique. It doesn't work, because it can't work. It's based on fad science which is totally false. Real diet restriction and exercise can work, fads don't. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Learn to eat and exercise properly so you can continue it for life. ...Read more
I've been eating healthier lately, but last night ate 3000+ calories. Today i went up 5.5 lbs. How can your body fluctuate that much overnight?
I'm 24 5'1" and recently gainedweight. I'm 155 lbs. How many calories should I eat per day to lose 30-40lbs in a healthy way? How long should it take?
Calories: 120 to 125, could be your best weight . For safety weight control, loss 2 to 4 pounds per week , making exercise, walking is good , reducing carbos, sugar, increases vegetables, some nuts, some fruits, , reducing calories to 1300 per day, check with your pcp or endocrinology your thyroid, liver, kidney, hormones..... More safe and supervised , better results. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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