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03 Jan 2005

Doctor please help:
Could you tell me how many calories I should burn during exercise in relation to how many calories I should consume inorder to lose weight?
Is it possible to say how many calories you need to burn to lose 1kg?
I can only exercise in the evenings and not first thing in the morning, will this effect my weight loss?
Is it true that a few drops of lemon juice in your water can promote weight loss?
If you eat healthily, but eat the same foods everyday will this effect weight loss?
I know that beans contain fibre but is it o.k. to eat the bake beans in tamatoe sauce or will this cause weight gain?
Is there website I can go to inorder to see how many calories different foods contain?

I would really appreciate your help on the above, I have been browsing the diet24 sight but need some advise on the above.

Thank You!
Answer 1,473 views

01 Jan 0001

Dear PM
I hope you have a good New Year. It is not easy to specify exactly how many calories you need to burn when you do exercise to cause weight loss, because doing exercise also raises your so-called Basic Metabolic Rate for up to 24 hours after exercise thus increasing the amount of energy you use up. Generally speaking 1 kg of fat contains about 9000 calories. It does not matter what time of day you exercise, mornings, evenings, as long as you do aerobic exercise (running, cycling, swimming, rowing, skipping) to use up the maximum amount of energy. Lemon juice will provide some vit C to your diet, but will not promote weight loss. Eating the same foods every day should not affect weight loss, but it will get very boring so that you may deviate from your diet - rather have some variety. You can eat baked beans as part of a weight reduction diet. If you visit: and click on Nutrition you should obtain energy values of common foods.
Good luck
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