Your Questions About Weight Loss Calculator

by Maricela on January 19, 2013

Linda asks…

How reliable is this weight loss calculator?

Obviously there are a lot of factors involved in effective weight loss but as a rough guide does this seem ok?

http://www.losertown.org/eats/cal.php

Do you know a more reliable calculator?

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Maricela answers:

Rather acurate unless you have some disease like diabetes. Here’s the basic formula (calories consumed – calories burned)divided by 3500 = lbs of fat lost or gained. There are 3500 calories in a pound of fat. The calculator takes it a step further and roughly estimates how many calories you’ll burn factoring in you height, weight and age.

The calculator doesn’t account for the weight gained from muscle as you increase activity level. Muscle weighs more than fat. However it appears to be a very good estimator.

Charles asks…

Can someone explain the personality change that comes with weight loss?

I noticed that sometimes when people who are really overweight go through dramatic weight loss, their personalities change– and sometimes not for the better. I know two people who not only became more confident, but more cocky as well! It’s like they suddenly believed being skinny made them better than everyone else, including their old friends, and they started acting like a**holes. Do you know anyone like this?

Maricela answers:

Weight loss can give you more confidence. In fact, the case is just the reverse. Once you start gaining weight, you lose your flexibility. You have to pay extra attention to how you can overcome the handicap of having a heavy body. This lessens your confidence. And, when you start losing weight again, your confidence is revived.

Anyways, are you trying to lose weight/. In that case, the following link would help oyu. It is a weight loss calculator.

Http://mb-free-weight-loss-calculator.mysticboard.com/

Mandy asks…

What is the number one weight loss supplement out there to help me loose my gut?

i do p90x ( a streneous workout program) i drink 100% Whey Protein Fuel b4 and after workout. But my main goal is to get a 6pack which i cannot get due to the fat on my stomach. What is the number one weight loss supplement out there so i can loose my gut and see the results of my workout?

Maricela answers:

Bro, I would try something like a green tea about 3 times per day. Don’t go with any of the scam pills in the bottle. If they worked people would be skinny and stop buying them and the pill companies would be out of biz. But people just keep getting bigger.

Usually losing weight is simple numbers. You need to know your basic metabolic rate (BMR). Once you know your BMR then you can design a diet lower in calories than your BMR.

But…. It is not always that simple. You could also have metabolic anomalies or even hormone irregularities that can make losing weight virtually impossible.

Start with the simple stuff. Calculate your BMR right here http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/ then alter your diet if necessary.

Now, if you don’t see results after that you may look into the hormonal or metabolic areas. Also make sure you are being realistic, and that you do have weight to use. Don’t forget… Celebrities use tons of drugs and have personal trainers! We should all be so lucky 8)

I have been doing the crossfit workouts and they have shredded my body big time (removed my body fat). They are pretty tough, but the results are quick!

Give them a try and see what you think. I usually do the WOD’s

http://crossfit.com/
http://www.crossfit.com/cf-info/excercise.html

Also to tone muscle, make sure you are getting plenty of protein to aid in recovery and building of new muscle tissue

Here is a link for protein
http://www.buybulkwhey.com/

Lizzie asks…

What is the fastest way to lose weight in a month or two?

I’m not looking for the dumb sarcastic answers like, Chop an arm off!, I would like to know how to maximize my weight loss naturally and possibly what foods help people lose weight. I am going to try out Weight Watchers tomorrow, so I am hoping that will help. If you can’t say something nice, please don’t answer. Thanks!

Maricela answers:

The following healthy living recommendations will help you if you’re trying to lose weight, tone up your muscles, have aspirations of building lean muscle mass, are attempting to get a wash board stomach, or just want to feel better:

*1) Burn more calories then you’re consuming everyday and measure your results using the following formula: Calories Consumed minus Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) minus Physical Activity minus the Thermic Effect of Food (TEF). A website that explains this formula in more detail and will help you determine how many calories you need to reach or maintain a certain weight is at http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/weight/calsburned.htm

Get an online, desktop, or cell phone diet and fitness calculator. This will allow you to easily calculate the above formula, set goals, log your daily calorie consumption, and register your physical activities.

Set realistic goals for your ideal body weight. Here are two websites that will calculate a suggested body weight:
Adults: http://www.halls.md/ideal-weight/body.htm
Teens/Children: http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/exercise/weight/bmi.html

It is difficult and unhealthy to lose more than one or two pounds per week. There are 3,500 calories in a pound. If you eat 500 fewer calories per day for a week you will lose one pound. If you burn through exercise 500 more calories per day for a week you will lose one pound.

Here are two articles on how to break through a weight loss plateau:
http://www.webmd.com/content/article/86/99147.htm
http://www.webmd.com/content/pages/18/102117.htm

*2) Eat natural and organic foods found on earth versus something created by a corporation to make money. Eat meals in small portions throughout the day and take a good multi-vitamin supplement.

Do not try fad diets or diet pills. Avoid “High Glycemic Load Carbs” (sugar, pastries, desserts, refined starches such as breads, pasta, refined grains like white rice; high starch vegetables such as potatoes) and drink lots of water. Read this article for more information on high GL Carbs:
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/carbohydrates.html

The following are food pyramids and several articles on what you should eat everyday:
Food Pyramids:
http://www.rayandterry.com/html/images/PyramidLRG.gif?osCsid=26a424be471d1337e7c2f105d5c64d9d
http://www.mypyramid.gov/
Antioxidant Superstars – Vegetables and Beans:
http://www.webmd.com/content/article/104/107638.html
Antioxidant Loaded Fruits:
http://www.webmd.com/content/article/104/107640.html
Good Carbs Mean Better Weight:
http://www.webmd.com/content/article/100/105783.htm
The Benefits of Protein:
http://www.webmd.com/content/article/85/98824.htm
Some Fats Are Good For You:
http://www.webmd.com/content/article/49/40075.htm
Antioxidants in Green and Black Tea:
http://www.webmd.com/content/article/104/107641.html
What You Should Eat Daily:
http://www.oprah.com/health/yourbody/slide/slide_yourbody_healthfood_201.jhtml
Best Foods to Fight off Disease and Keep You Healthy:
http://www.oprah.com/health/yourbody/slide/slide_yourbody_healthfood_101.jhtml

*3) Perform cardiovascular, core, and/or strength training on most days. Read a book or find a certified trainer to make sure you’re doing all exercises correctly.

The following is a website and numerous articles on cardiovascular, core, and strength training:
Exercise Prescription on the Net
http://www.exrx.net/
Starting an Exercise Program:
http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/startexercise.htm
Strength Training Basics:
http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/trainbasics.htm
Cardiovascular Machine Workouts:
http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/cardiowork.htm
Balance Your Way to a Stronger Body:
http://www.webmd.com/content/article/64/72314.htm
Understanding Your Training Heart Rate:
http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/thr.htm
Exercise Errors:
http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/activity/errors.htm
Getting a Flat Stomach:
http://www.webmd.com/content/article/71/81365.htm
Weight Lifting – Does Order Matter:
http://www.webmd.com/content/article/80/96440.htm
Encouraging Exercise in Your Kids:
http://www.webmd.com/content/article/95/103524.htm
Strength Training Safe and Effective for Kids:
http://www.webmd.com/content/article/32/1728_81005.htm

*4) Get plenty of sleep. Sleep experts say most adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep each night for optimum performance, health, and safety.

*5) Educate yourself continually on health issues and make a life long commitment to good health. A great free publication is “Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005”. A reputable test you can take to measure your biological age is at http://realage.com
Look at all areas where you can enhance your health. For example, make improvements in the quality of the air you breathe. Review outdoor air quality forecasts where you live and get an indoor air purifier.

Send me an email or yahoo instant message to “gainbetterhealth” if you have any questions and good luck!

*Click on all the source links below to get the full benefit of the recommendations. The answers presented to your health questions are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

Lisa asks…

What is the best way to loose weight in the slower metabolism crowd?

I am 27 and have 2 kids. I feel so fat! I was 145 pounds before my daughter was born, then, well now I am 219!! I am very unhappy with myself, though I just can’t seem to have or even get the will power that is needed to get this weight loss thing to work! I have tried so many things!! PILLS are my weakness. As soon as they come on the market, I am the first in line for them! Please help me! I am open and willing for any ideas that have been tried, wheather they have helped or not! I am willing to do whatever it takes. I need the help with the motivation more than anything! I just need HELP!!!

Maricela answers:

Losing weight is a simple equation: if you burn more calories than you eat, the weight will come off. Start off by estimating how many calories you burn each day using the calorie calculator http://straighthealth.com/pages/tools/caloriecalclb.html This will give you an idea of how many calories to eat. Healthy weight loss is 1-2 pounds per week. To lose 1 pound per week you need to create a calorie deficit (burn more than you eat) of 500 calories per day. To lose 2 pounds a week, you have to double the deficit to 1000 calories per day. You can achieve this by eating less, exercising more or a combination of both.

Beginners Guide to Dieting – http://straighthealth.com/pages/guides/begdieting.html

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