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How Many Calories Do You Burn?

Written by Malk on Monday, 04 July 2011. Posted in Food News

I’ve been thinking, should I share my new found knowledge on a food site or not… But if you are anything like me then you’ll be glad to read this.

I love food, I love to cook, I love to enjoy hearty meals with company, I love to try new stuff, I love to be in the kitchen, I love reading about food….AND last but not least I LOVE to EAT! That puts me in a position of always struggling with food and weight loss. Does that sound familiar? I’m not here to tell you about some wonderful miracle diet or about some overnight solution that I found. That’s because I know the truth. There is no miracle in this process. Don’t get me wrong. Many diets are successful while ON it… I’ve done that many times yet the minute I went OFF, all the weight came right back on.  If you are reading this and nodding your head or just rolling your eyes in frustration then you definitely want to read on. I recently learnt about a new science. It won’t make me skinny but… Read on…

3 years ago I reached my goal weight and maintained it for 2 years! Sounds awesome!! Well that’s not the success story. Unfortunately today I weight about 100 pounds more than that!! I realized that I just won’t go through the agony of dieting anymore. It’s just not worth it (for me)! The frustrating thing is that people judge me by the way I look yet I know deep down that a lot of it is just the genes I was born with. No one believes me! Well why should they. I am very overweight!!

A few weeks ago I went to a professor of Touro College who is working with a new found scientific technology which forms part of Bariatric Science. He has researched this technology from the get go, about 30 years. This is how it works. You breathe into a machine that reads the amount of oxygen you inhale and the amount of carbon dioxide you exhale. The machine takes this information and does some formulas and calculations and prints out a sheet of your verdict. On this sheet it will show you how many calories you consume on a day (average).

To clarify, let’s do some calculation. (If you do not like math, don’t get worried, I will do the entire math for you.)

Here’s a sample

*I know my current weight – example: 150 pounds

* I know the current amount of calories I consume per day –example: 1500

I can conclude that I need 1500 calories a day to sustain the current weight. If I eat more calories I will gain weight, if I burn calories through exercise or eat less, I will lose weight.

Simple so far? …. Good, let’s go on…

If I divide 150 into 1500 I get the answer of 10.

10 is the amount of calories I burn per 1 pound that I weigh… because I weigh 150 pounds and I multiply it by 10, I get 1500… the 1500 calories that I eat to sustain my current weight.

The knowledge of KNOWING what the body needs to sustain a pound is a new technology. All of a sudden a person can know what its body is doing with all the diet and exercise that the individual is trying to keep up (or push off). It is now possible to know why some bodies reacts in ways that other bodies don’t.

You know those people who eat and eat and eat (they really do, not only in the restaurant when you go out every once in a while) and they just don’t put on any weight?? Well those friends of yours, they are burning about 15 calories per pound!! An average woman burns 11 calories per pound. Some woman burn as little as 6 and some as much as 16.

So go ahead, take your calculators and see what HUGE calorie difference it makes if you are a low calorie burner or a high one!

The calorie amount you burn per pound in genetic!!!! When people say to you, don’t eat so much and you’ll lose weight and you respond I really don’t eat that much… YOU are probably right and I believe you, because I am just like you!!!

I was so relieved when I found out my ‘number’, not because it’s a high number. In fact, quite the contrary. I only burn 8 calories per pound.  But now I know what I am working with. I know that my body burns very little. I don’t think that I can cut my calorie intake too much, but at least I know that I am normal. No I don’t stuff food down my throat all day, and no I don’t sit on the couch either a whole day. I am actually a very health minded mother, who gives good nutritious food to her family and exercises from time to time… of course I like a good ice cream or special dessert… but I am normal even if I shop in the “women’s” department! 

 

Minimum Calorie Baked Vegetables

Here is a great side dish that is delicous , filling and very low in calories

Cubed Red Onion

Zuchinni cubed with the peel

Red and Orange cubed peppers

Cherry Tomatoes, halved

Combine the vegetables and drizzle with oil, soy sauce, garlic powder, salt and basil. Bake uncovered at 350F for 1-11/2 hours. 

 

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Disclaimer: Cook Kosher doesn't endorse this, or any other, nutritional view. We present at as food for thought, no pun intended.

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About the Author

Malk

 

Malk is a proud mother of four and a champion of the yo yo dieting lifestyle.

Comments (2)

  • CookMama
    05 July 2011 at 02:17 |

    Very informative and really makes a lot of sense. I happened to have read up on this concept and was wondering if it works, let us know. Good luck! Thanks.

  • Mimi
    05 July 2011 at 06:47 |

    I think this is fascinating! I'd love to find out how many calories per pound I burn...

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