Calories is an energy measurement of the amount of energy obtained from food that is available through cellular respiration.

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How big is a “cup” in MyFitnessPal? [on hold]

A lot of MyFitnessPal's measurements come in cups, even things that ordinarily don't come in cups. Of course, one cup can contain more than another cup Question: How big are MyFitnessPal's cups? ...
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How to accurately keep track of calories? [on hold]

If I'm cooking, I can easily count the number of calories that I'm consuming per meal by taking to fraction of the total product that I'm putting into each serving. Whenever you go out or eat someone ...
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How reliable is this study for the relationship between heart rate and calories burned?

I am talking specifically about a paper called Prediction of energy expenditure from heart rate monitoring during submaximal exercise. It states that within the narrow range of 90-150 bpm, there is a ...
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Energy expenditure (calories burned) equation for running

There are numerous online calorie calculators for running (e.g. from runners world). What is the underlying formula for calculating energy expenditure while running? This post has an excellent ...
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What is this seemingly random value when working out calories burned?

I've tried to keep this question as non-programmer-friendly as possible, but please let me know if you don't understand something. I'm a software developer and I'm looking over some old code and I ...
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Calorie counter on an exercise machine is it actual or approximation?

On any machine that gives you the amount of calories burnt, is the calorie count actual or approximation based on weight / effort? If it is an approximation, any idea on what would be the average +/- ...
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How to accurately work out calories burned on exercise bike

I am looking for a way to accurately workout how many calories I am burning on my bike. I have a standard bike mounted on a cycle exercising stand. At the moment, I have no way of working out ...
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Calculating calories for weighted treadmill wlaking

I found a formula that incorporated duration, distance/speed, body weight and incline to calculate the number of calories burnt when using the treadmill. Is there a simple way to adjust that formula ...
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How to properly use Guideline Daily Amounts for determining my calorie consumption?

I'm 5 feet 11 and I weight 189 pounds, I'm trying to lose some weight to reach 176 pounds but I'm failing to lose weight using the Fat Secret weight diary. (I use the metric system and my weight is 86 ...
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iPad Calorie Counter App

The Calorie Counter app I downloaded onto my iPad measures intake as Calories and energy burned as kcal. So, if the calorie counter says that the total calories burned is 2451 kcal is it the same as ...
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How many calories will I burn walking one mile?

I walk, on average, a 15 minute mile and on flat terrain. I weight 150 lbs and I'm about 5' 7" with a medium build. I'm trying to manage my overall health and want to ensure my exercise is balancing ...
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how to calculate calorie from pedometer?

How can I convert pedometer steps to calories burned? Can anybody explain this to me? I know there is a lot of variables (sex,age,weight), but, I don't know the heart rate. I need to know how are ...
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Is the resting burn rate included when the calories burned during training are calculated?

Most cardio machines nowadays show an estimate of how many calories you have burned during your training. There are also a lot of different lists available, which activity burns how many calories over ...
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What's the difference between calories and kcal

What are the differences between Calories, calories, and kcals? Why do we have different terms to describe the same concept? In what cases is it useful to use one unit of measurement over the other? ...
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How to effectively determine whether I am losing muscle or not

I am currently on calories deficit and my weight is decreasing. I do some exercises 5-6 days a week (mainly pullups). I try to eat enough protein, but didn't count the exact amount. How can I make ...
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What is the most efficient way to take in calories during a run?

What is the most efficient way to take in calories during a run? An ultra-marathon, marathon, and ironman events all seem to be very dependent on being able to replenish your energy reserves. ...
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Calculate burned calories (Running) without heart rate [duplicate]

I need some formulae to calculate the burned calories for jogging. The information I have would be: gender, weight, age, pace (speed), fractional grade, and time. What I have now is the following ...
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Does slowly increasing calories mean lean gains?

Have there ever been any academic studies on how slowly increasing calories vs quickly increasing calories effects muscle gain and body fat for people who weight train / body build? By slowly ...
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Android Calorie Counter App for Weight Gain? [closed]

With my diet, I'm trying to gain weight, and I'm using the following Calorie Counter app to track this: http://fatsecret.com/connected/android However the app is all based on losing weight, and ...
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how accurate are the calorie counters on iPhone apps?

I use Kinetic to measure my regular excercise routine (walking). It calculates / estimates the amount of calories burned during that period. I am wondering how accurate (generally speaking) these ...
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How to calculate calories burned while running [duplicate]

I am developing an app for running and I can't find precise formulas for calories burned while running. I need a various formulas based on gender, age, height, weight, distance, time and so on. Any ...
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Is daily intake of BMR*0.5 healthy?

My BMR is 1800cal and I'm trying to lose weight. Is eating 900cal a day healthy for me? I have a desk job and I'll be doing 1 hour cardio per day. So roughly I burn about 1000 extra calory in ...
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Do calories burned for activity include RMR-burned calories?

Do calories burned for activity include RMR (Resting Metabolic Rate) -burned calories? E.g. if one burns 300 calories walking 1 hour, does that include 100 calories burned per hour just by being ...
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Is a drastic calorie reduction harmful? [closed]

For a long time I was consuming 4000 calories a day. This was between soda and various "junk foods". I was surprised to find my protein, carb and fat levels were pretty close to what they should have ...
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Leg extension machine: Calculate calories burned and watt [closed]

I'm making an app to put on my leg extension machine and to make it track my exercises (movements up and down) and store them in my sports tracker (Garmin Connect). I have all the data needed (every ...
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Theory to burn Calories with muscle

Once I had a physical education teacher at the University tell me that he is experimenting with a theory. The theory is that muscle burns calories and that as muscle mass increases, the amount of ...
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Does burning calories by running depend only on distance, and not speed?

So it seems burning calories by jogging/running only depends on the distance covered, and not the speed. http://www.runnersworld.com/tools/calories-burned-calculator Is this correct? Even if I ran ...
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Is my current nutrition enough to support my body building goals?

I am new to to bodybuilding. Though I have worked out previously for more than 6 months on and off, I haven't really followed a proper schedule or had the right nutrition. My goal is to have lean ...
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Measure performance in kettlebell?

How can I measure my performance and how many calories I burn during swings, high pulls, etc, when exercising with kettlebells? I want to measure how effective I was during training. I am also ...
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Is fat gain directly proportional to number of calories consumed for the same substance, or does it taper off. [closed]

My intuition tells me the following: Let's assume on top of my regular diet, I eat a cupcake and as a result of eating that cupcake I put on 50g of fat. Now lets let's assume instead of eating one of ...
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Roughly how many calories does one pull-up burn?

Here are my back-of-the-envelope calculations. I account only for the energy expended in pulling your body mass up. Say you are 70kg (approx 155lbs) and a pull up raises your mass up by 60cm (approx ...
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Calorie Counter from heart rate monitor Vs. Elliptical machine

I used an elliptical machine at high intensity (not crazy high) for around 20 – 25 minutes, the elliptical machine workout said that I burned 600 calories where as the heart rate monitor said that I ...
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Does the temperature of the training environment influence the calorie burn rate significantly?

The efficiency of the human body, like any other machine, depends on the surrounding temperature. We get exhausted quicker if we run on a hot summer afternoon than we would in the cooler evening. But ...
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Does exercising in cold burn more calories? [duplicate]

My thoughts are that in winter, especially outdoors winter exercising should burn more calories. It takes more energy to heat up the body for so long. I feel when I eat quite a lot in a day I feel ...
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What activity level do I choose when starting out?

My husband and I are starting out on a weight loss journey. However, I'm a little lost as to what activity level to choose when using calorie calculators. We're currently sedentary, our jobs are ...
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Calories to eat while doing P90X3 and trying to lose weight

I am 179 pounds. I am currently in week 2 of P90X3 again. I want to build muscle, but ultimately get closer to 170lbs by the end-ish of this round of X3 which would be ~90 days. I guess it's also ...
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Best diet for lots of cycling and 3 kettlebell workouts a week?

I cycle 140 miles a week and do a high, medium and light intensity kettlebell workout. It seems to me like I need a high carb and high (ish) protein diet to sustain this. Currently I eat anything but ...
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Which calorie count for exercise should I trust?

I've been working out by running around the neighborhood lately, and I've been tracking my runs on two running sites, as well as keeping track of the calories on MyFitnessPal. However, I've been ...
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How many calories are burnt by walking upstairs with a 30kg (66 pounds) backpack and ankle weights?

I train for mountaineering by walking upstairs as described in the question's title. The ankle weights are 2kg each (about 4.5 pounds). I am 75kg (165 pounds), 178cm (5'8"). I am very interested in ...
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Counting calories and following the limit [closed]

I want to ask how do you count the calories for example of something with undefined calories like a soup or some new sort of home made sandwiches. Also I would like to know how can I calculate my ...
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Are all extra calories stored as fat or is there a limit? [closed]

Suppose that one day I ate really a lot of sugar and junk food. So I made a high surplus of calories. Are all of those extra calories going to be stored as fat? Or does the body have a limit for that? ...
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How does 200g of toast relate to 500g of weight loss? [closed]

When I look at my 'calorie counter app' it says that two slices of Peanut Butter Toast (assuming 200g) are roughly 1427 kJ of energy. Then when I look at this post - I see a rule There are a ...
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diet alternatives [closed]

I'm 24 y.o. male, 173cm, 86kg, currently trying to lose fat and not lose muscles / means OR My current diet is Breakfast (~7.00): oatmeal / cottage cheese / eggs (~10.00 - 11.00): some ...
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Musical or theatre performance - should a performer up his calories?

I myself am a rock/metal guitarist and vocalist, and after a rehersal (more so a concert) that can last for more than an hour and half I really do feel exhausted sometimes. Note that this isn't my ...
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Standing desk while working

Because I'm a web developer I usually work about 9-12 hours per day. 2 months ago I was 108kg(238 pounds) and after a hard eating plan and some exercise now I'm 97kg(213 pounds). My height is 1.83m ...
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How many Honey do I need for a UltraMarathon 80K and 4400meters D+? [closed]

I plan to drink Honey as my source of glycogen for a Ultra Marathon of 80 Kilometers and 4400 meters D+, I'm planning to do it between 12 and 14 hours, so my question is How much milliliters of Honey ...
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Is it possible to lose 3 pounds of FAT per week?

I have a lot of fat lose. I weigh 210 pounds, and I was hoping to start losing weight (42 pounds of fat to be precise). According to my calculations, to do this in 14 weeks I need to lose 3 pounds per ...
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Why do I keep regaining weight and feel lethargic on my diet?

I am posting a composite profile of a chronic dieter who doesn't seem to get anywhere from both my own experience and others. I've read about BMR, calories, and I get it. Fewer calories in, more ...
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Starving the morning after a massive meal

Can anyone explain why when you eat a rich meal at dinner or knowingly eat too much, you you wake up with massive hunger pangs? Last night was my cheat meal but i over did it (most of an XXL pizza ...
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Need advice on current food intake

This week I started doing 1 hour of yoga and 30 minutes of mixed exercises every morning. I also started a diet but am a little confused regarding my food intake. Could I get a second opinion? Does ...