This category is for questions about how one would go about consuming the correct nutrients in food and in correct amounts. Questions about which foods and nutrients can cause fluctuations in weight can also be found here.
How many grams of carbs are recommended per day?
The dietary guidelines recommend that carbs provide 45 to 65 percent of your daily calorie intake. So if you eat a 2000-calorie diet, you should aim for about 225 to 325 grams of carbs per day. But if you need to lose weight, you will get much faster results eating around 50 to 150 grams of carbs. I hope it Will Help You. Thank You Forever Leaves wwwdotforeverleavesdotin
Asked in Nutrition, Calorie Count
How many calories in nuts?
Calories in nuts That depends on the type of nuts and how they are processed (honey roasted, dry roasted, oil roasted, or raw). For the calories in cashew nuts calories in almonds calories in peanuts calories in hazelnuts, please see the page links, further down this page, listed under Related Questions. .
Asked in Dieting and Weight Loss, Health, Nutrition, How To
How to lose belly fat?
To reduce the belly fat means excess on belly can form many times after preganacy and with obesity. women and men around the world are facing this problem , specially they feel their body looks bad. To reduce this belly fat , we have so many options are there in that i recommend YOGA is the best one. Best Yoga poses to reduce belly and hips fat: 1.Veerabhadrasan - Warrior posture: 2.Utkatasana - Chair Posture: 3.Bhujangasana - Cobra Posture: 4.Dhanurasana - Bow Posture: read more tips from here www plus100years com
How many grams of fat should you eat per day?
It generally is figured as a percentage of your daily caloric intake, which varies with your age, sex, and activity level. Additionally, you should pay attention to the type of fat, avoiding saturated fats, and getting your allotment mostly in unsaturated (mostly vegetable) fats and fish oils. The new USDA Food Pyramid is a pretty good and workable guide, unlike the old ones. Assuming you're trying to lose weight, try to shoot for 30-35 grams of fat a day, it may take a few weeks to discipline yourself down to that but it works. The American Heart Association recommends limiting dietary fat to 30% of total calories, however, if you are overweight, need to lower blood cholesterol or have another medical concern, you may need less than the recommended 30%. Ask your health care professional what percentage of fat is right for you. The average person should have about 85- 100 grams of fat per day. If you are on a diet you should have about 60 grams of fat per day. The United States Health Department states the following on their site: A 1,600 calorie per day diet: 18 grams of saturated fat or less, 53 grams of fat or less. A 2,000 calorie per day diet: 20 grams of saturated fat or less, 65 grams of fat or less. A 2,200 calorie per day diet: 24 grams of saturated fat or less, 73 grams of fat or less. A 2,500 calorie per day diet: 25 grams of saturated fat or less, 80 grams of fat or less . A 2,800 calorie per day diet: 31 grams of saturated fat or less, 93 grams of fat or less. Keep in mind that most women should have a diet of no more than 2,000 calories/day, men no more than 2,500/day.) If you are trying to lose weight, 30 grams of fat. If you are a young teenager about 40-65 grams of fat. Consuming more than 65 grams of fat a day is unhealthy, an adult should have 65 grams or a little less simple. Just don't eat too much and eat fats sparingly.
Asked in Nutrition
What does the expression You are what you eat mean?
Asked by Francesca Feil in Nutrition, Desserts, Snacks, and Treats, Chips
Can green potato chips make you sick?
Technically, yes, but you’d have to eat such a large amount of them that it’s not worth worrying about. First, let’s understand why parts of potatoes turn green. Potatoes, for the most part, are grown underground, but occasionally, a small part might be exposed to sunlight. Those exposed parts turn green as chlorophyll begins to form. Although most of these colorful outliers don’t make it onto the grocery store shelves, the occasional green potato might go overlooked, and this is why you might see a slice in one of your snack bags. In terms of safety, chlorophyll is both tasteless and nontoxic. However, as a potato turns green, conditions are right for it to synthesize a glycoalkaloid poison called solanine, which potatoes produce to defend against insects and predators. Ingesting large amounts of solanine can cause vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, headaches, and a slew of other unpleasant symptoms—including death. The good news is that those toxic levels would equate to eating several pounds of green potatoes. Long story short, the moderate solanine formation in one or two errant potato chips is not enough to do any harm.
How many carbs daily on a low carb diet?
HOW MANY CARBS DAILY ON A LOW CARB DIET So, how many carbs daily on a low carb diet? Well, the usual number of carbohydrates for a low carb diet ranges from 20 to 50 grams daily. However, the answer for individuals varies according to how difficult he or she finds it to lose weight and how insulin resistant they are. Many people have a degree of insulin resistance, often without being aware of it. In which case they will gain weight very easily and find it very hard to lose weight despite their best efforts. If the above sounds like you, then start at the low end of the carbs per day range. Experiment and discover what amount works well for you as an individual. Sometimes the carb allowance can be as high as 70 grams of carbohydrate per day. However, 70 grams is very generous for a low carb diet and usually only for those who are engaging in regular weight training and intense cardio exercise. Get your carbohydrates from natural sources such as non-starchy leafy green vegetables, and broccoli, and low carb fruits such as berries. Unlike protein and fat, there is no minimum daily requirement of carbohydrates in order to flourish physically, or to sustain life, but they do have many beneficial phytochemicals and fiber, so eating some is fine (as long as they are unprocessed) and within your daily carbohydrates allowance. Apart from an occasional treat, strictly avoid refined processed carbohydrates. Over-consumption of refined processed carbohydrates is a major cause of weight gain, obesity, heart disease, insulin resistance, borderline or type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and many other diet related conditions and diseases. For a list of these foods, use the page link, given at the bottom of this answer. Replace refined processed carbohydrates with specific fat burning proteins foods and make good use of the fat burning thermic effect of these foods. If you are unsure what these foods are, at the bottom of this answer you will find a page link leading to a list of fat burning proteins and more detailed information about the thermic effect of these foods. It can also help to understand your own body type. An ectomorph (thin person) can eat more carbs than an endomorph (fatter person) who can only consume very few carbs without gaining weight. A mesomorph can consume an amount in between the two. In addition, time your carbs: Consume carbs before workouts or periods of activity. However, consume less carbs during the evening. Why? Well, as we know, carbohydrates are a source of energy. If we consume carbs and then sleep, the body cannot adequately use up the energy consumed. Therefore, consume your carbs before high physical activity hours and keep intake very low, or nil, during low activity hours or nighttime. Many people who have not had success on a low calorie diet find that a low carb diet works best for them. This reason for this is not only insulin resistance but also many people are addicted to refined processed carbohydrates, often without being aware of it (and admittedly they are deliciously addictive). Two recent excellent books on this subject that show you how to deal with it step-by-step, using low carbohydrate foods, and specific fat burning proteins, are Compulsive Overeating Help, and the Belly Fat Blast. HOW MANY CARBS DAILY ON A LOW CARB DIET, SUMMARY For the lists, charts, plans, and further information use the page links given below. List of Refined Processed Carbohydrates (to avoid apart from an occasional treat) Fat Burning Foods (to replace the refined processed carbohydrates), and more information about the fat burning thermic effect of these foods Carbohydrates in Fruits Chart (use as a daily guide for weight loss or weight maintenance) Carbohydrates in Vegetables Chart (use as a daily guide for weight loss or weight maintenance) How to Use the Low Carb Foods 498 people + others elsewhere found the 'how many carbs daily on a low carb diet' answer page useful. * Video: Refined processed carbs are addictive
Asked in Dieting and Weight Loss, Nutrition
How many lemons should you eat a day?
Asked in Health, Nutrition, Calorie Count
How many calories do you need per day?
HOW MANY CALORIES DO YOU NEED PER DAY So, how many calories do you need per day? Well, here are example guidelines for weight loss, weight maintenance or weight gain. It all depends on your current body weight, body composition, level of activity, and your health status, and of course, most of all, whether you want to: 1. lose weight 2. maintain weight 3. gain weight. Calories Per Day General Guidelines (because we do not know your individual health status) 2,500 calories per day for men (more if you are very active) 2,000 calories per day for women (more if you are very active) If you need to lose weight, start by eating 300 to 500 less calories per day and exercise more Some people like to find a professional trainer to give them a precise calorie intake. In addition, cardio exercise is excellent for health or weight loss. For the free Fruit and Vegetable Calorie Charts that are used as daily guides for weight loss or weight maintenance, see the page links at the bottom of this answer. You can use the above guidelines to start with. Women and men will need between 1,700 to 2,200 calories per day to provide enough energy. Whether you want to maintain weight, lose weight, or gain weight, where your calories come from is CRUCIAL. Eliminate, or strictly limit, calories from refined processed carbohydrates (apart from an occasional treat). Over-consumption of refined processed carbohydrates is a major cause of heart disease, hypertension, insulin resistance, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and many other diet related diseases. Replace those refined carbohydrates with more of the specific fat burning proteins. By doing that you take full advantage of the thermic effect of those foods. They are a far more nutritious source of calories for optimum health, weight loss, or weight maintenance. If you are unsure what these two food types are, at the bottom of this answer, you will find a page link leading to a list of refined processed carbohydrates and a page link leading to a list of fat burning foods, with more detailed information about the thermic effect of food. For the free 'how many calories do you need per day' charts, list, and plans to help you, at your own pace, use the page links given below. 1. Free Calories in Fruit Chart (for either weight loss or weight maintenance) 2. Free Calories in Vegetables Chart (for either weight loss or weight maintenance) 3. List of Refined Processed Carbohydrates (high calorie unhealthy foods to avoid or limit for either good health, weight maintenance, or weight loss) 4. List of Fat Burning Foods (to replace refined processed carbohydrates) and more about the excellent fat-burning thermic effect of these foods 5. More information about the calories needed per day 212 + others elsewhere, found the 'how many calories do you need per day' answer page useful. * Video: calorie wrap recipe to boost your energy
Asked in Nutrition, Calorie Count
What has more calories a tangerine or a clementine?
Asked in Pica Disorder, Nutrition, Rice
Is eating raw rice unhealthy in any way?
Raw Rice It's not unhealthy, but the rice will swell in your stomach. If you eat a large amount, you could certainly have discomfort. In extreme cases, your stomach could even burst. This has actually happened to people, mostly children. Here is more advice and input If you soak the rice in warm water for a few hours, it will absorb the water and will not expand in the stomach. It's also probably not the best for your teeth. Actually, if you don't boil the rice, you will receive more nutrition. The only problem is the swelling of the rice inside your body. Don't eat too much! Also try soaking with lemon juice or vinegar or whey. this will decrease the anti-nutrients. If left out for more than 45 minutes, don't eat it or you'll get food poisoning. Yes, eating uncooked rice is bad for you. I've had an experience with eating uncooked rice and I guess I just got addicted to the taste. I kept eating it and eating it, until my blood level just dropped. To the point where I had to be hospitalized for anemia because of eating uncooked rice. They had to do a blood transfusion on me because I was really pale. Take it from someone with experience: Eating uncooked rice is very unhealthy. Trust me... you will slowly get sick. From my experience from eating dry rice yes, you do lose a lot of blood; something in the rice makes your menstruation longer. It just keeps making the blood flow out every time you eat dry rice. I ate a pound of dry rice once for a bet. I was a bit tipsy at the time, but it was okay - though I felt a bit funny in the morning. I guess something was going on in my tummy. If, however, you do eat raw (uncooked) rice: If you do eat raw rice, chew well, very well (several minutes per mouthful) not just a few chews or even just a few dozen chews. This will minimize the swelling in your stomach (the swelling will already have occurred in your mouth while you were chewing).
Asked in Exercise, Nutrition, Calorie Count
How long do you have to run to burn off 150 calories?
If your move faster then you then your will burn more calories. People can Burn 150 calories by running at a pace of 8 miles an hour for 10 minutes. It depends on your BMI, BMR, how fast you run and where you are running. On average however if you weigh 150 lbs and run for 8 minutes at speed of 10 mph - that should burn approx. 150 kcal.
Asked in Health, Dieting and Weight Loss, Nutrition
What foods trigger fat burning hormones?
In relation to fat burning hormones and how to lose body fat, the best natural tactics for obtaining and sustaining a well-balanced endocrine system are specific fat burning foods with correct nutrition, correct strength training, and sufficient rest. There are safe and natural tactics to manipulate hormones for fat burning and weight loss. Food is excellent medicine. To learn more about fat burning foods and fat burning hormones, see this free Internet resource:
Asked in Personal Hygiene, Nutrition
What Foods does your body needs everyday?
What exercises can you do for a bigger butt and breasts?
The problem with the buttocks and the breasts are that both of these areas are suspect to the additional laying down of adipose tissue (fat cells). Essentially, however, exercising these particular regions will generally firm and increase size of the muscles of these areas, especially if using the right exercising regime. You can tighten or tone your butt and your boobs. This is likely to improve their shape and appearance. The muscles underneath your boobs are your pectorals and those shaping your butt are often called, "the gluteals". Here are exercise suggestions from other contributors, they may or may not work: Personally I have found that doing exercises such as push-ups and bench press builds muscle beneath the chest area allowing the breasts themselves to look firmer and larger. Doing an exercise such as the squat or leg press enlarges and firms the gluteus maximus thereby leading to a great looking butt. To make your butt bigger you should do leg presses, lunges, and single leg squats. The butt is essentially so-shaped because of its muscle, unless you have a very great amount of fat - which will also contribute to a degree, but it will look sloppy. To build muscle in this area and at the back of the legs generally, great non-weight exercises include running up and down hills -especially sand dunes [better still], or climbing trees or running up and down stairs - especially 3 steps at a time. Also, many here have mentioned lunges: they are certainly contributors; but a better exercise for the development of the gluteal muscles are jump squats. They are great for the gluteals and the legs generally, and for the lower back and stomach muscles, as well. Lunges. Start with stationary lunges if you are a beginner and progress to walking and reverse lunges. Single-leg squats also seem to work. The biggest mistake is to use light weights, the heavier the weight, the bigger the muscle! Do large amounts of sit-ups and twist sit-ups (sit up to the right and then sit up to the left). You cannot make your boobs bigger, but you can RISE them by benchpressing, although too much of it or using too heavy of a weight could give you a manly looking chest (speaking in shape). Get a weight you're comfortable with and it should make your breasts rise some. In addition to bench presses and twist sit-ups, push-ups will help your breasts. From experience to help get that great "bubble butt" look is to do stairs! In cheerleading over the summer our coach made us run stadium stairs and I had noticed that my thighs were getting bigger and looking nice, and also my butt had been gettin bigger! If you want a bigger butt you have to do a whole lot of lower body exercises such as lunges, squating (with heavy weights), walking and stairs. The butt is nothing more than a muscle, to make it grow you also have to put more food into your body, but mainly foods with a lot of high amounts of protein, plus you have to gradually increase the amount of calories you are eating (usually they suggest starting with 500 more calories than normal per day). The only way you won't see results you want exercising is if you aren't also implementing the suggested diet. Some people argue push-ups will flatten your breasts and lunges will make your butt flatter. ["Some people" will argue anything given half a chance! Many answering this question have solid physical education backgrounds, and know the friendus.] You want to do decline bench presses, not regular flat bench presses, so that the lower pectoral muscle pushes the breast up making them look bigger and perkier. Dips are another great exercise for this. If you can't push yourself up, do reverse dips by jumping up, and trying to lower yourself as slow as possible, you will eventually be able to complete a proper dip! Bigger butt: Speed skating. First of all you need to workout everyday! Try this it works very well for me: Lift your leg in front of you and don't let it touch the ground and don't get any higher than your breasts! Do a lot of sit-ups and twister sit-ups. For my butt I do a lot of squats a day, around 50. I do squats when I wake up, when I brush my teeth, after I eat, and before I go to bed. I read an article about a female fitness competitor who had a flat butt and did a lot of lower body exercises to increase the size of her rear. Here's one exercise she did that she claimed worked was (excuse me if I don't know the technical name for it): she laid face down on a bench with her upper body over the edge and secured her feet so she could bend backwards (as if doing the superman) except she added weights and squeezed her buttocks tightly as she did each rep. Apparently it worked. I believe flat back dead lifts, squats, lunges, leg curls (lying and standing) are all beneficial. As long as you use weights and you are able to get between 6-15 reps out each set and feel the burn by the end of each set. This is important because this will build muscle. Otherwise you might as well just be burning more fat. And if you have no butt you don't want to lose more. A lot of experts recommend a low-calorie fat-reduced diet with healthy proteins (such as tofu, fish, and chicken) and a healthy amount of whole grain products as a good safe way to lose the fat that covers the butt preventing the underlaying layer of muscle to show. While following this diet, at least two or three days a week do 4-5 sets of lunges, squats, dead lifts, leg lifts. Go really slowly, contract the muscle on the full range of movement squeeze hard, and use heavy weights. Whoever said that eating a lot of foods will help get you thick is WRONG. Eating junk foods and candy will only help in putting on sloppy weight. It will make you FAT, NOT THICK. Remember that. The types of foods you should be eating if your trying to gain the right weight is protein's so make an effort to put more proteins in your diet. You can eat good carbs (like wheat bread, brown rice) and not the bad stuff (potatoes, white rice). Also, eat more calories than you normally burn and keep cardio exercise to like 2 times weekly. To gain a bigger backside, you need to lift weights. And not light weights, I'm talking about heavy. In order to make muscles grow you must lift heavy. I suggest starting with light weights at first though so you won't stress or pull a muscle. Get accustomed to light weights before working with a heavier set. If your lifting weights and you don't feel a good burn in your butt after 15 or so repetitions than it's time to use heavier weights. Don't be disappointed or discouraged and stop exercising if you don't see results right away because this isn't some kind of overnight miracle. This takes time and effort and in time, maybe a few weeks to a month or so, you'll see the results you've been looking for. Do lots of squats. They also help thighs. Also lay on your side and bend one leg at the knee pull it as close as you can to your chest and then as far as you can behind you. I learned this from one of my black friends and it really worked. This doesn't involve eating alot or doing squats. Main thing you gotta do is the "BUTT SQUEEZE". Basically, you just squeeze your butt (hence the BUTT SQUEEZE) for 20 seconds and let go. Repeat it 3 times. There are muscles in your butt and boob but if you work your breast muscle it gets rid of fat and some of your breast tissue is fat... I did lots of squats with weights, donkey-kicks with ankle-weights, butterflies with dumbells and machines. These exercises worked very good and gave me good results. I got greater results when I started to take a supplement complex called Femimore and other B-Boost (already well balanced but expensive) You can also make your own supplement combination (cheaper even if not remotely as good) My results from the exercises before and after I added the supplements was impressing, I more than doubled the results after starting the supplements. But you can start up with the exercises alone, later you can think about more. A product that worked well for me was "The Woman's Body Bible" by Adrianna Bocanegra. It's a book. A few tips from the book: Butt: Exercise; Do targeted weight training. Protein: Make sure you get protein after you exercise. Fish Oil: Rub into your butt twice a day. Breast: Fenugreek: Most effective herb in natural breast enhancement. Breast massage: Promotes healthy breast and breast growth. A bigger butt can only be gained through weight training/lifting. Lifting heavier weights will shock the muscles and make them grow bigger. If you use light weights, it will only shape and tone and not make the muscles bigger. Also, after sometime you'll need to get heavier weights so that the muscles can continue to grow. If your using the same weight your muscle will adjust to it and therefore not allowing it to grow any bigger.