Calorie Intake

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by Jon, Jan 11, 2005.

  1. Jon

    Jon Guest


    A quick question - in the calculation around calorie intake / exercise to burn off calories etc., should there be some note taken of waste products? For example, if I eat a biscuit which contains (the packet tells me) say 100 Kcals, would that all remain in my body, or would some of the calories be excreted in due course?

    Any thoughts please?



  2. Don't sweat such details as how much will pass in the gut, unless a food
    has a large undigestable fiber content. Eat a great variety of foods and
    eat less of it and let your scale tell you if the amount less you have
    chosen is enough. Use calories as a general guide to make that first
    decision of how much less to eat,ie. 300 less a day per week is around a
    pound. Eat whole grain foods and beans and fruits and veggies of all
    kinds and lean meats and fish to make sure your calorie reduced diet is
    also providing the nutrition you need. Weight loss can be irregular,ie.
    variation in the rate of loss with the same amount of foods. If you are
    not losing, not to exceed around 2 lbs per week, then eat less of
    everything until the rate increases.