Temperature and cooking can impact nutritional information to some degree, but it won’t drastically change the calorie content of a food. Cooking makes food easier to chew, increases digestibility and can contribute to energy value of food. Take for instance uncooked rice or any other grain. If you were to chew it uncooked, many of […]
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Everything you need to know about calories from Calorie Secrets Experts! All our articles are based on research and backed by science. A calorie is a way to measure the energy coming from food. The body uses energy from food to provide energy to all the cells of the body.
Find out what is the relationship between calories and weight loss, how to calculate how many calories to eat a day, how to burn more calories, how to effectively count calories and a lot more information about the secrets behind calories.
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The recommended calorie intake for one meal depends on your daily calorie goal. If your goal is 1,500 calories per day, try aiming for about 500 calories at meal times. If you want to include snacks throughout the day, aiming for 350-400 calories at meal times will meet your total calorie goal. Your total calorie […]
If you want to lose 100 grams, which is about ¼ of a pound, in theory you would have to cut out about 875 calories through diet and exercise. This could be done in a day or over any amount of time period. There are many factors that can influence metabolism and weight including: age, […]
How many calories you burn at rest depend on several factors. You can estimate your body’s calorie needs at rest (BMR) through plugging in your numbers from age, weight, height, sex and activity level into our BMR calculator below. The body uses calories for many purposes: to move our muscles, regulate body processes, make new […]
The body burns on average about 0.4 calories per hour per pound in body weight during sleep. Therefore, some weighing 150 pounds and sleeps 8 hours at night burns about 400 calories during sleep. Weight regulation requires more than just eating healthy and getting enough exercise. Genetics, stress and sleep patterns can also impact weight […]
Burning 200 calories on a treadmill may or may not be enough for your fitness, health or weight loss goals depending what the rest of your day looks like. Finding the right balance between eating and exercise can seem like an elusive equation. There are ways of finding out your basal metabolic rate (BMR) and […]
Unfortunately, weight loss is not a one size fits all approach. Balancing calorie intake with calorie expenditure is the basis for weight loss, but more factors like genetics, health issues, metabolic rate, etc. also impact individual weight loss results. Sustainable weight loss should incorporate healthy lifestyle patterns like healthy, balanced eating, increased movement, adequate sleep, […]
According to a 2013 BBC article, most people sit more than 12 hours a day. If you factor in another 7-8 hours for sleep, most people are sedentary for 19-20 hours per day. It seems our modern society is wiring us to be so sedentary. We sit during transportation; many people sit all day for […]
Exercise offers many health benefits that go beyond weight loss. Unfortunately, according to the CDC, about half of US adults do not meet aerobic exercise guidelines. Adults should get at least 2.5 hours a week of moderate aerobic exercise or 75 minutes a week of vigorous exercise. If you desire weight loss, your exercise recommendations […]
“How many calories are in that?” is a common concern when looking at food labels. What is a calorie though? Why do we get so fixated with calorie amounts? The term is calorie simply a way to measure energy. When we want to know how many calories are in a food, we basically want to […]
It is fairly easy to come up with an estimate of how many calories you should eat a day. You just need to plug in your age, sex, weight, height and activity level to our online calorie calculator and you will get an estimate on how many calories you need to eat per day to […]
Most diets work by keeping your food intake at a same level until desired weight loss is achieved. Keeping food intake under what your body needs is the goal for weight loss programs. Calorie cycling takes a different approach by altering your daily calorie intake not keeping it the same. Some days it is actually […]