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Doctor insights on: Shifting Calories Theory

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Does the calorie shifting weight loss technique work?

Does the calorie shifting weight loss technique work?

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

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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Will calorie shifting diet work?

Will calorie shifting diet work?

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

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Is it true that eating below 1200 calories puts your body into starvation mode?

Is it true that eating below 1200 calories  puts your body into starvation mode?

Yes and no: Your calorie requirement is dependent on your height, weight, activity level. If you take all 1200 calorie at night and not eat breakfast and lunch you can still gain weight. If you spread that same amount calorie over 3 meals then you will lose weight because that keeps your metabolism up. Not eating all day your metabolism will slow down and be in a hibernation state. ...Read more

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Lipozene claims their pills will cause one to lose body fat w/o exercising or changing eating habit. Is this false advertising?

Lipozene claims their pills will cause one to lose body fat w/o exercising or changing eating habit.  Is this false advertising?

Lipozene NotHelp FaT: Overcounter supplements like lipozene make all kinds of false claims. YUou cannot lose weight without changing exercise/and or diet. The best combination is aerobic exercise coupled with a low carb diet. ...Read more

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Is 1400 calories too many calories to lose weight?

Is 1400 calories too many calories to lose weight?

Most adults can: Lose weight with this calorie intake as long as calories burned exceed calories consumed. Rate of loss will be variable. ...Read more

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Will building the leg muscles through weight training & high calorie protein diet help reduce the appearance of saggy thighs post weight loss? Age 22.

Will building the leg muscles through weight training & high calorie protein diet help reduce the appearance of saggy thighs post weight loss? Age 22.

It depends: It depends on how much weight you have lost. If it was a significant amount, the fat is lost but the skin was stretched so far that it just hangs when the fat disappears. We are talking about a hundred pounds or more that would affect this type of change. If it was 20-30 pounds, working the thigh muscles will firm and build up the muscle structures that the skin will not hang. ...Read more

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What are the ways that fat grams affect a diet revolving around cutting calories?

What are the ways that fat grams affect a diet revolving around cutting calories?

Fat high calories: Protein and carbs are 4 calories per gram fat is energy dense at 9 calories a gram by cutting out fat, you can remarkably lower your calorie intake. You dont need more than 10% of your total calories from healthy unsaturated fats. ...Read more

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Reducing ones body fat is a matter of calories in vs calories out ?

Reducing ones body fat is a matter of calories in vs calories out ?

Not exactly: Newer research suggests it is more complex than that.For instance, two people can eat the same amount of calories, all other things being equal, and show different amounts of wt gain or loss.This suggest people are different and even calories are different. ...Read more

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Dose the hCG diet prevent starvation mode?

Dose the hCG diet prevent starvation mode?

Yes: The HCG diet was originally developed by a.T.W. Simeons M.D. During the 1940's -1950's. It has been used all over the world for over 50 years. This method is extremely safe & effective when used under the care of an experienced & trained md. Apparently HCG has an effect on your hypothalamus, increasing adiponectin levels & reducing leptin resistance. The method must be followed strictly to work. ...Read more

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Harvard's recent research: "gut flora is key to either gaining or losing weight, pill on the horizon". What food alters bad bacteria into good ones?

Harvard's recent research: "gut flora is key to either gaining or losing weight, pill on the horizon". What food alters bad bacteria into good ones?

Doubtful: Body weight is calories in versus calories out. I could only find articles about obesity and gut bacteria in obscure journals (help me, anyone?) and i suspect this is just one more fake internet story. I bet dimes-to-dollars this "pill" never appears, but until it does, why not head down to the gym and have a really good time working and eating with fitness-focused friends? ...Read more

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Would one 60 min cardio secession be more beneficial than two 30 min secessions or no dif? Goal of fat loss. Nutrition & intensity aspects understood.

Would one 60 min cardio secession be more beneficial than two 30 min secessions or no dif? Goal of fat loss. Nutrition & intensity aspects understood.

2 sessions: 2 sessions spread apart by a couple of hours could raise your metabolism longer than one long session. The idea is- after each half hour session- your metabolism will be raised lets say for 1/2 a hour ( a total of one hour of increased burning calories). If you work out for one hour- the after burning of calories will only be for the 1/2 hour, so youre better splitting up your routine. ...Read more

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Irresponsible question, using Amphetamine to lose the remaining 10 pounds of fat. could it catabolise my muscles, even with high protein intake?

Irresponsible question, using Amphetamine to lose the remaining 10 pounds of fat. could it  catabolise my muscles, even with high protein intake?

Bad no horrible idea: Hope you're not mad if I just agree with your 1st 2 words which should then, preclude having to read or consider the rest of your question, true? You MUST lose fat by way of the good old fashioned, time honored, and tested though distasteful activity called HARD PHYSICAL WORK and mental discipline. As well, you need a full change in dietary habits (just like myself) to be successful in long run. ...Read more

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Correlation between exercise mountain bike amd gimn vs general health benefits is scientifily supported?Benefits of movement?Work eight hours sitted..

Correlation between exercise mountain bike amd gimn vs general health benefits is scientifily supported?Benefits of movement?Work eight hours sitted..

Yes: There is a plethora of literature that supports that movement and exercise promote better health. There are many people that have sedentary jobs. That can be combated by getting up several times an hour to move around and with what you do in your time off. Mountain biking is excellent exercise so keep doing that. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can 0 calories per serving of diet pop cause your caloric intake to rise?

Can 0 calories per serving of diet pop cause your caloric intake to rise?

Sweeteners: Artificial sweeteners can trigger your brain to crave more sweet calories and you may end up eating more than you intended to. The best zero calorie drink is water. ...Read more

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Could adding extra weight in walking benefit burning calories?

Could adding extra weight in walking benefit burning calories?

YES: You will burn more calories by caring more wt. But the amt of increase will not be much. ...Read more

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Is there any nutritional value to burning stored fat in our bodies if we have calorie deficit?

9 calories per gram: When you burn stored fat, it yields about 9 calories per gram of fat burned. It is important to not starve but maintain a certain base level intake of protein and carbohydrates as using fats alone will cause acidosis and other metabolic problems. ...Read more

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Would consuming only 1000 calories put my body into starvation mode?

Would consuming only 1000 calories put my body into starvation mode?

Depends: It depends on your body's Total Energy Needs, and your Energy Availability (Calories In minus exercise and other daily activities). If you are in negative Energy Balance, you may lose weight or your body may go into conservation /starvation mode and lower your metabolic rate instead. ...Read more

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Any truth that spinal stretching by chiropractors increases space b/w vertebrae & make 30 something inches taller? Is that ht change permanent or temp

Any truth that spinal stretching by chiropractors increases space b/w vertebrae & make 30 something inches taller? Is that ht change permanent or temp

No: In real life, that does not happen. Took look or seem taller, an adult may improve her posture, clothes, shoes, gracefulness, confidence, etc... ...Read more

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How we can upright lingually tilted molars (36 & 46 ) while doing fix orthodontics .Cusps of upper molars touches buccal surface of lower molars.

How we can upright lingually tilted molars (36 & 46 ) while doing fix orthodontics .Cusps of upper molars touches buccal surface of lower molars.

Multiple methods: Your orthodontic specialist can discuss with you a variety of methods to "upright" lower molars and/or pull upper molars towards tongue (or simply tip them). This may include the use of "coordinated wires, " lower "expander or lingual arch, " elastics or rubber bands, etc., etc. In other words, it's not your job to sort out the biomechanics, that's your orthodontist's. ...Read more

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