Anonymous asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 2 years ago

What kind of calories? does it matter?

I burn 700 calories through cardio, and i eat 700 calories of food, i basically am starving myself however, im constantly reading how i need to est 12-1500 calories a day? Does it matter what kind of calories can i eat anything up to 1500? Im losing 700 calories plus 2000 calories from my BMR (i weigh 255, 17y/o)

6 Answers

  • 2 years ago

    Yeah, it matters. Don't eat crap.

  • Kano
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    It matters.

    Body fat comes from converting excess blood glucose. glucose comes from almost wholly carbohydrates, excess protein can be converted to a minor extent. Fat NO you get zero glucose from fat.

    Cut down on processed carbs.

  • Alpha
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    In terms of weight, it does not matter. But in terms of health, it does. If you do not eat a balanced diet and get all the essential nutrients, you can be malnourished even if you consume a lot of calories. It's best if most of your calories comes from complex carbs, vegetables and lean meat sources.

  • lila
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    The type of calories you eat will influence the way your body feels and how it looks. A person who is eating x amount of calories in vegetables and legumes will look more fit than a person who is eating the exact same amount of calories in doughnuts or creme puffs. Calories in/out affects weight but the type of calories you eat affect body composition (i.e. lean mass-muscle, and fat).

    BTW - 700 calories is too few for anyone, but especially an adolescent (you are still growing at 17). You are overweight I assume at 255, but you will still lose weight eating 1400-1600 calories per day and working out.

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  • 2 years ago


    it matters.

    You need to get a mix of nutrients and protein. It isn't just about calories. If you don't get protein to build new muscle, you tend to start burning your muscle rather than the fat.

  • 2 years ago

    that 2000 calories is a GENERAL average... you can be much lower or higher than it...

    as long as you get the nutrients and the calories you are good eating whatever

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