After reading yesterdays comments I'm getting the impression that many people assume we can burn more calories in a day that we really do. For most of the population our BMR/RMR accounts for almost all of their calories burned in a given day. BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate; the amount of calories you burn lying down doing nothing)...and I guess more accurately our RMR (Resting … [Read more...] about How Many Calories Do You Burn In a Day?
I've been getting a lot of questions about specific dietary protein content for muscle building as well as specific daily calories for weight loss. I usually answer with a general range of what is most likely going to be adequate. This however never seems to be a good enough answer. It seems that many people think there is an exact number of calories they must eat per day to … [Read more...] about Target Protein, Target Calories?
The Claim: Certain foods cause you to burn more calories digesting them than others Answer: FACT Protein actually has a slightly higher thermic effect than carbs or fat. In other words it takes a bit more energy to digest and metabolize protein. But this effect is minimal and will never help you actually lose body fat. The thermic effect of protein might add up to … [Read more...] about Calorie Burning Foods
In the previous post I asked you all to guess at the calorie count on a banana nut muffing and a bowl of home made pasta with a light sauce. The real calorie count of each are as follows: Muffin = 390 calories Pasta Bowl = 407 If you guessed they were the same you were right. The point of this exercise was to show two things. 1) We all seem to have a much … [Read more...] about The Results Are In – Muffin vs Pasta
Many people who are trying to lose weight underestimate how many calories are in the food that they eat. This adds to the frustration and confusion of the battle to lose weight. The following two pictures are of a banana muffin and a bowl of homemade pasta with a light garlic and basil sauce. Take a guess at the total calories of each and put your answer in the comment … [Read more...] about How Many Calories Would You Guess?