Questions tagged [calories]

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

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Gaining weight despite diet

I have been logging my food for past month and have constantly ate 750 cal. less than my resting energy. Despite all of this I am gaining weight! Can anyone decode what could be wrong? I have eaten ...
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How do I calculate the necessary calorie intake?

I wanted to calculate my daily calorie intake and I bumped over Harris-Benedict formula, but when I use it I feel like it grossly overestimates what my calories should be (I know that because I ...
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Macros seem way too high?

So I'm an 18 year old woman, 5'5 (166cm) and 171lbs (78kg). I want to lose about 10lbs max, I've been working out for about a year so the weight isn't all fat, I also have some muscle. I work out 3-4 ...
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Am I eating too much or too little?

Question: I am a 24-year old male. 147 lb. 5’ 11”. 12-14% body fat. I eat about 3315 calories per day. Am I overeating or undereating? Context: I used to be very skinny at around 121 lb. I started ...
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Should I eat a lot of calories while doing musculation if I already have some fat?

Concerning musculation, and as I see some fat on my hips and on chest, should I eat more calories, or my muscles can get calories from my current fat (which can be calories if I am not wrong) ? Is fat ...
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Tuna in brine as a replacement of protein shakes

Firstly, I did read this question, but I do not think it fully answers mine. I recently started some fitness training. My goals are to have a lean body. I am 171cm/68kg and I don't care if I were to ...
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Do you burn more calories walking when you're young or old?

My intuition tells me that as you age, activities like walking should be more calorie intensive. This is because as you age, activities like walking should become more strenuous. You will require a ...
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strength and mass

''Your nervous system becomes more efficient at delivering electronic signals to your muscles to contract. You are able to recruit more muscle fibres, tense your muscles more and then low and behold ...
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Assuming a three day fast, what is the percentage of protein burned in the fourth day? [closed]

To give more detail: 100kg male fast with only water (and salts) and/or coffee allowed low activity (computer desk job) I'd like to keep the muscle loss to a minimum by adding only protein to the 7 ...
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Total Fast on Last Day of the Week to Cut Fat and Retain Muscle?

I'm male, 5ft 10in, 187 pounds, unknown fat %, and I've been strength training for a while, and while I've definitely increased in strength, I want a cut aesthetic. I have a bit of fat in my belly (...
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How many calories are burnt while typing on the keyboard?

I apologize if this is not the correct place for this question. If it isn't, feel free to move it! There have been several studies on the amount of calories burnt by clicking a mouse. For instance, ...
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Too low amount of calories?

I am a 22 year old man who's looking to lose some body-fat while still maintaining/building muscle. I weight 90kg (200lbs), and my height is 184cm (6'0). I workout intensely 3 days a week. I ...
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heavy squats burn 9000 calories?

I am doing 5x5 with current squat weight of 275 lbs (body wight 194lbs) Just calculated how much energy it takes to move such weight over 4 feet (approximate distance for my 6ft height) from the ...
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Choosing the correct metabolic rate

I'm trying to determine my metabolic rate for the TDEE calculator but I'm a little confused on how to choose the correct one. A little context about myself: I'm a 23 year old, male, Software Engineer, ...
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Most efficient way to burn fat?

What is most efficient way to burn fat? Not the fastest. I want to know how to target fat specifically if possible or just calories in general if not for the least effort output. Time spent ...
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Why is one sleepy/tired after playing basketball but not after running?

One may sleep very well last night. But after playing basketball(40 minutes, mild), he may become very sleepy. That is probably because his brain needs more oxygen. But why is he much better after ...
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Is it possible to gain muscle while being on a calorie deficit?

I know in order to gain muscle you have to be in a calorie surplus, and I know losing fat and gaining muscle don't mix together. But I'm just wondering why can't it be possible for someone who's in a ...
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Is running almost every day bad during a bulking phase?

I'm in a bulking phase and I like going for a run after my gym sessions (5 days a week). I estimate that I burn a little less than 500 Calories per run. Will these running sessions not affect muscle ...
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weightloss vs fatloss

I am 24 years old, 62.35 kg in weight,and 5 feet 6 inch in height I have been working out daily at home, mainly cardiovascular workout from top rated app. I want to grow a good fitness, a bit of abs,...
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Should an obese 16 year old male cut calories?

I am 16, Male, 250 pounds, and am at a body fat percentage of 34%. At this point I'm considering cutting calories and consuming only 1900 calories since it is 500 calories below my TDEE as well as ...
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Why does sugar get such a bad rap for being empty calories while other carbs don't? [closed]

What does sugar and alcohol have in common? They are empty calories; offer no nutritional value, so avoid them whenever you can. Why haven't I heard anyone ever make the same argument about other ...
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Why do I barely burn calories with cardio?

Lately i have been doing a lot of cardio. I want to lose weight and I've been told that cardio burns a lot of calories. But about 2 weeks ago i bought a heart rate monitor (polar M400 HR). I have ...
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Is it possible to bulk up and reduce belly fat at the same time?

I had a misconception that doing lots of abdominal exercises/crunches helps to reduce belly fat. I want to bulk up at the moment, for which I believe I have to follow a calorie surplus diet. But, If I ...
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Why does a giant surplus in calories result in immediate strength gains?

I notice that days where I don't eat much, I sometimes fail to get up big lifts with weights. On days when I sometimes get big surpluses, such as big feasts/etc., I feel powered and like there's lots ...
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Is there a difference between consuming (BMR) calories and burning n calories vs. consuming (BMR-n) calories?

I am morbidly obese based on my BMI (41-ish% body fat). I want to lose 1lb/week, which I believe equates to a 500 Calorie deficit/day. My BMR is 2660. Is there a difference in the context of weight-...
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Increasing physical activity with no calorie deficit or surplus

If a person goes from consistently consuming 2,500 calories and burning 2,500 daily, to consuming 4,000 and burning 4,000 (the extra load coming from cardio), does that person put on lean mass and ...
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Should I include cardio?

I'm 25 years old, 5'10" and weight 160 Lbs. I'm trying to lower my body fat percentage, but trying to keep the muscle I already have. So, this is what I'm doing: I'm going to the gym 4 days a week to ...
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How to calculate Calories in KCal from time and distance running

I am working on a school project and I need a simple equation for calculating the number of Calories burnt when running from time(in milliseconds, could be seconds, minutes, and so on..) and distance(...
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What is the most efficient strategy to build a balanced diet for muscle gains? [closed]

I've read in many articles regarding the usual macro division in a diet for those which train that is the 40% of the calories from proteins, 40% from carbs and 20% from fats; but, in others, I can see ...
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Is it possible to lose muscle mass by going to the gym while in the middle of a calorie deficit?

I'm a 25 year old male weighting about 165 Lbs. I'm trying to lose some body fat, but I'm still going to the gym 4 days a week to prevent as much muscle mass loss as possible. I'm consuming slightly ...
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Would wearing a weight vest increase my calorie burn during bike riding?

I have bought a weight vest, 10kg. I am wondering if it will help me burn more fat during a bike riding? Logically, it makes sense, but someone told me our body would become used to this new body ...
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Discrepancy in TDEE calculations

After a (very) dirty bulk, I have now been losing weight for about 39 weeks. (It has been going OK.) At the start of my diet (at the end of November, 2015) I was about 110 kg. I planned my weight loss ...
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Maitaining current form

I'm interested in maintaining current physical form with minimal training time, including situations with forced breaks from training. Usually I train 3 times a week for about 80-100 minutes, most 3-...
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Burned calories formula with conversation factor

I've found topic about burned calories formula which is available here. But as a I am looking at it, some lines are not as clear understandable for me as I expected. As you can see, there are some ...
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Why is my big calorie deficit not resulting in weight loss? [closed]

About 6-8 weeks ago I started have a green drink/protein shake for breakfast lunch and sometimes dinner. I eat meals on the weekends. I have a few beers. I exercise 5-6 days a week, usually during ...
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Calculate calories burned [closed]

I want to calculate the calorie burned by any person.If i have the height ,weight,sex,distance walks or run.Is there any formula that help me to calculate the calorie burned just by above four factors....
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Running vs Cycling vs Stairs

What is best way to burn calories? Some of my friends do cycling and I do running. I have seen statistics from fitness App and I found that I am burning more calories then them if we keep distance ...
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Fat and Saturated Fat [closed]

When I buy a product, and it says like Nutrition per 100g is Fat 100g Saturated 30g When I count my calories then, should I write that the amount of fat is 70g and the saturated is 30g, so it ...
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Calories burned

I don't understand the formula for calories burned based on hear rate. According to it, a person with a lower weight, doing the same exercise for the same amount of time will burn LESS calories than ...
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Carbohydrate intake query [closed]

I am trying to reduce my body fat percentage. I tried the low carb high protein routine but that made me very dizzy and I wasn't able to concentrate at all. I figured that my body doesn't respond well ...
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How do I know how many calories I take daily? [closed]

I want to know around how much calories am I taking everyday. How can I do that? Thanks.
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Calories vs Carbs [duplicate]

I am student trying to improve my overall health and fitness level. I do also want to lose weight. I am very busy between work, school, and other obligations so I do not exercise at all. However, ...
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Kettlercise, calories burnt

I never heard of Kettlercise before so looked at some videos. Kettlercise doesn't look very demanding. Less heavy breathing than my 12 minute/mile pace jogs. There are very impressive claims about ...
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counting total calories intake more than

I have started following series to build muscle, in this page the calories is 2712, the author says to have 6 meals a day including calories from your workout. Now if i do simple maths as do breakdown ...
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Best exercises to improve cardiovascular system in relation to calorie spent?

The title says all, I'm a male, 5% body fat, 18 years smoker that is already struggling to eat enough to earn muscle with minimal fat gain on a clean bulk diet (relying on supplements only when can't ...
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A 2900-3200 Calories/Day Plan for Weight Loss?

I'm currently 172 lbs, 5'8", ~32" waist, and am trying to lose weight via losing fat, and have been trying to figure out a good amount to eat per day. My exercise per day is... hard to say exactly. I'...
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What's the difference between eating 2000 Calories at once compared to eating 4 times a day at 500 Calories? [closed]

I wonder is there any difference in how many times I eat per day? Let's say I eat one big meal in the morning at 2000 Cal (at 9am). Is that any different than having 4 meals at 500 Cal throughout the ...
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How do calories per distance vary with speed: walking, running, and sprinting?

In The Story of the Human Body on p. 85, it claims that running an equal distance at two different speeds uses equal calories: In fact, a running human's legs store and release energy so ...
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Am I eating enough for a bulk? [closed]

5'9 and weigh 139 pounds. I've decided to bulk and need help on my diet. This is what I ate today and I was wondering whether I should be eating more, or less to gain muscle and at the same time not ...
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Consequences of taking a break from training

I'm taking a forced break (about 2-3 weeks) from weightlifting after several months of training. How much are my strength and volume going to drop and at what pace should I start training after coming ...