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What Is A Good Calorie Intake Per Day
Carb?: Carbs come in may forms (sugar, rice, potato, beans...). Carbs also give you energy so you want complex carbs that take a while to be used by your system (oatmeal is great for this as well as red garnet yams). Start out with 30% carbs and remember they come in many forms. Try finding a book called the 'nutrition almanac' by dunne i believe;excellent source of what is in your food vit, protein, carbs. ...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
T1 diabetic with good sugar control. What is the max amount of water you should drink per day ? Been drinking about a gallon per day to stay healthy.
Water intake: Hi. There is a lot of opinion stated as fact regarding water intake. Most of everything you drink is water (juice, milk, beer, soda, whatever; exception-distilled liquor). As a type 1, you should avoid sweet drinks unless you're treating a low. Drink enough to not be dehydrated! Varies with ambient temp, humidity, and activity level. Try to keep urine clear to light; darker urine = need more H2O. ...Read more
What is the recommended amount of calories, carbs, and protein for a daily intake? Trying to loose weight.
Knowledge: This is a life long issue. Learn about your diets calories. Start if you have not all ready a weekly fun exercise routine. There is no magic here. Lots of fokes selling whatever. Study your diet first, adjust it according to what you find doable. Physics: you have to burn more calories than you consume... To lose wt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Calories and grams of fat intake for weight loss is it more important to count grams of fat per day or is it just the amount the calories taken in per day that matters? For weight loss, how many grams of fat and calories should a sedentary woman take in p
Depends: I always recommend breakfast to be the heartiest meal of the day, as long as you aren't going back to bed afterwards... 400-600 calories would be great. ...Read more
No : It will make you "pee" more, that's all. ...Read more
Don't know your: gender, weight or activity level - it might be too low caloric intake. Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calorie ...Read more
Water intake: Not really safe. You need roughly 64 ounces of fluid a day. 2 gallons of water is 256 ounces of fluid, not only that, it is free water rather than balanced electrolytes. The net effect will be that you will eventually become hyponatremic and that can cause you all sorts of problems. You could probably do a gallon and still be okay. 2 is pushing it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Create a balance: We must attain an energy balance between intake and output of calories. If you are physically very active you may need about 1800-2, 000 calories. If you have a desk job and more sedentary life style, then 1500 calories might be adequate. Your weight is a good guide to adjust your intake to your target goal for a healthy weight.. Exercise provides another avenue to burn of extra calories in case.. ...Read more
It depends: The amount of caloric restriction needed to lose weight depends on your age, height, current weight, gender, and activity level. There are many sites online to calculate this. Most men can lose weight by restricting to 1500-1800 calories daily, and most women can lose on 1200-1500 calories daily. The larger and more active you are, the more calories you can consume and still lose weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends.: You need to get your resting metabolism rate checked to see what your rate is. This guideline of everyone eating 2000cal has caused tremendous problems. I check resting rates and most women are between 1100-1500calories and in the rest weight range! so customize this to get the right info. ...Read more
How low is low?: Seems to me that exercising 4-5hr/d is a bit excessive. You only need 30min or so to improve your health. As for low calorie diet, it depends upon how low is low. More importantly, what kind of calories are you consuming? Healthy or junk? Processed or otherwise? What's your goal w/this extreme approach? Discuss your concerns, plans & goals w/your family doc who knows most about you & your health. ...Read more
500kcal: We recommend eating health & exercising regularly in such a manner as to achieve 500kcal daily deficit. Over a week, that should lead to 3,500kcal loss or approximately 1 pound weight loss which is considered safe. Rather than try to achieve 10 pound loss over short period of time which is also nonsustainable, aim for slow but steady. Think tortoise, rather than hare. Marathon, not sprint. ...Read more
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