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when on a diet is it okay to eat calories of fat?

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June 19, 2019 / By Aneta
Question: So I'm going on a diet and my friend told me to eat these nature valley bars but they ave like 60 calories of fat. So i eat them?
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Wilbur Wilbur | 4 days ago
The diet/health/food industry is laughing all the way to the bank. A popular product or program doesn't make it effective over the long-term. Supplements and processed food like products are not as healthy as whole plant based food. I suggest that you read any of the following authors to find out how to eat healthy: Dr. Neal Barnard Dr. Dean Ornish Professor T. Colin Campbell Dr. John McDougall They all recommend you avoid packaged foods and eat a well balanced whole plant based diet. You can get all of the required Omega-3 fatty acids by eating a teaspoon of ground flax seed every day. Eating excess vegetable oils or excess salmon is detrimental due to the saturated fats in these foods. Oils are about 9 calories per gram and they are low in nutritional value. Stay away from the frozen and pre-packaged "healthy" meals. Often times, these are the same salty, fatty, sugary products as standard commercial products but in lower portions. Compare a weight watchers candy bar with a conventional candy bar. The only reason it has low points is the fact that it is a small candy bar. You might learn something about the most popular diet programs by reading "Rethinking Thin" by Gina Kolata. She discovered that the most popular diet programs were ineffectual for the vast majority of people over the long-term.
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Wilbur Originally Answered: How many pounds do I lose if I lose 500 calories everyday with a diet of 1200 calories?
Is that your BMR or is that your daily calorie requirement? If you work out 6-7 times per week, and that is your BMR, then your daily calorie requirement to maintain your current weight would be approximately 1931 x 1.725, which is about 3300 calories. It's unlikely that 1931 is your daily calorie requirement, unless you are a VERY tiny person, because, on the average, even a sedantary person of average size would require about 2,000 calories per day to maintain their weight. Thus, I'm going to assume your daily calorie requirement is actually well over 3,000 calories. So, when you say a diet of 1200 calories, I'm assuming you mean daily. In which case, that would actually be 2,000 shy of your body's daily calorie intake requirement (in order to MAINTAIN your weight). Thus, going that route, you should lose abou a pound every other day, at that rate (which is pretty fast fat loss). As long as you're still getting between 70 and 100 grams of protein per day (on the average), and you continue exercising, you shouldn't lose any muscle - only fat. However, exercising 6-7 times per week is really pretty extreme, unless it's very low intensity exercise. Your body generally needs recovery time if you're exercising with any significant intensity. If you are wanting to lose weight and build muscle in the most efficient manner possible, but you calories, but also make sure your exercising right. Doing fairly high intensity HIIT training and/or strenghth training 4-5 times per week would be your best bet to stimulate as much muscle growth as possible while providing plenty of recovery time so your body actually has TIME and energy to build muscle. You're cutting ALOT of calories, which is OK. Many people will say you'll put your body into starvation mode, but this is a myth. Decades of research into intermittent fasting and severe calorie restriction diets have proven that it will not generally affect your metabolism in a negative way. however, sticking to a diet of such severe calorie restriction can be REALLY tough. If you can do it, that's great. But, most people would "fall of the wagon" in a short time. Going with a less calorie restricted diet and being willing to wait a little longer for the weight loss is generally a better way to go. Just my 2 cents. OH, and, as far as the complex carbs go, it's a myth also. Complex carbs aren't any better for you than simple carbs, and, on a diet that is restricted in calories as yours is, it will matter very little which you eat. In truth, staying clear of carbs for the most part (with the exception of fruit and veggie carbs) would actually be your best bet. It does require more energy/time for your body to process complex carbs, but that doesn't make them better or worse for your body, or any more healthy for you. Just harder to digest.

Sanford Sanford
In order to eat healthy, you have to be able to read nutrition labels. Many company's advertise as being healthy when they're not. Nutragrain is good example. "One good choice could lead to another" is Bs. They don't use real fruits and they use enriched grain. Fat that is unsaturated is completely fine. It is actually recommended. Try to stay away from a lot of saturated fat like in chocolates or trans fats located in pies and other super high calorie sweets. Have a good day :) Googled Nature Valley :Each flavor contains about 10 ingredients, which include a base of whole grain oats, sugar, canola oil, yellow corn flour, brown sugar syrup, soy flour, salt, soy lecithin and baking soda. Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/297311... I wouldn't eat one of those daily as most of those flavors appears to be a candy bar in disguise to me
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Nat Nat
Your body NEEDS fat to function, so don't just assume if you consume ANY fat in a day that that is 'bad.' Your body needs fat. Sure, having 3 large french fries, a bag of chips, 4 chocolate bars, and a tall glass of soda in one day is NOT a good idea, but, don't swear off something simply because it has calories from fat. You'll be fine. Don't eat like 15, of course, but in general they are fine! Have a great day! =)
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Kermit Kermit
Ohhh i love those! I think it's okay if you eat those. But don't eat them too much, maybe just once a day or something and you'll be fine! But, the most important thing is to eat fruits and vegetable! And burn them off! :) Good luck!
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Howard Howard
avoid it. eat mostly vegetables and fruits and 100 grams of chicken, a glass of fat free milk and fruit juice
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Howard Originally Answered: an 800 calories diet?
An 800 calorie diet is extreme. Your second guess, 1200 calories is a lot better. I'm sure you'd rather not hear this, but the answer is to get moving. You need cardio if you want to lose weight. You have to do it at least 3 times a week for no less than a half an hour at a time. But, that is still a bit too slim of an amount to do. Maybe find some sports/dance activities you would be interested, and add that to a cardio regimen? Also, you can look at other fun things for cardio workouts, like skating at your local rink, swimming, raquetball, hiking..... the answer doesn't always have to be running, or walking if you think that is too boring to do more than once a week. Get creative and have fun while doing it! If you would like get more educated, I do suggest checking out books at your local library or bookstore on this subject for help. **I'm sorry but I can't help but say this: do NOT listen to answerer #3! Only 200 calories a day is seriously ridiculous and very dangerous. LO's answer is the best sofar.....** Good luck!

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