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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Titus Duncan
Bariatrics 43 years experience
Yes: Milk continues to be one of the best beverages for average consumption. Not only does it contain healthy nutrients and vitamins, it also replaces the other beverages high in high fructose corn syrup. So by all means drink up. Obviously it's best to stick with the low fat variety.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Titus Duncan
Bariatrics 43 years experience
Not too good: Most claims of fat burners are just that, empty claims. Most of us would like such quick fixes but unfortunately there's not much evidence that this type of pill works at all.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Titus Duncan
Bariatrics 43 years experience
Plenty: A no carb diet is the extreme of a low carb diet. Carbs provide energy for daily activities including exercise. Fruits and vegetables are carbs and have an abundance of antioxidants. The bottom line is that most things taken o the extreme are not good. The body, at least for the long term, is about balance.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Titus Duncan
Bariatrics 43 years experience
Bodily stress: Most diets dont work very well. Most people lose weight on a diet but gain that weight back and sometimes even more weight when the diet is stopped. Crash dieting puts a strain on our systems that try to keep us where we are...And that is our set point. The best solution is not to diet but to change our behavior to small meals with the proper nutrition and exercise.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Titus Duncan
Bariatrics 43 years experience
Not really: The obvious vitamin deficiency with a vegan diet is b-12. This vitamin is found most commonly in meat and fish. Vitamin B12 deficiency can boost blood levels of homocysteine, an Amino Acid implicated as a strong risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Studies have suggested that high homocysteine levels can promote blockages in arteries over time, possibly leading to heart disease and stroke.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Titus Duncan
Bariatrics 43 years experience
It doesn't: Most diets are simply temporary fixes to a much bigger problem. We decide to go on a diet for awhile and exercise to temporarily lose a few pounds. Let's change our thinking process. We have to make long term changes in order to attain proper long term goals...Healthy disease free living. We must get out of the temporary fixes of a diet and work on lifestyle changes that last forever.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Titus Duncan
Bariatrics 43 years experience
It doesn't: Most diets are simply temporary fixes to a much bigger problem. We decide to go on a diet for awhile and exercise to temporarily lose a few pounds. Let's change our thinking process. We have to make long term changes in order to attain proper long term goals...Healthy disease free living. We must get out of the temporary fixes of a diet and work on lifestyle changes that last forever.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Titus Duncan
Bariatrics 43 years experience
It can: The gastrointestinal tract is now known as one of the largest endocrine organs of our body. In essence without proper nutrition, there are many hormones generated from our gut that feed back to our brain that could generate a whole host of emotional responses. It comes down to balance. Doing anything to the extreme, including exercise, extreme dieting, etc has consequences..Such as mood swings.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Titus Duncan
Bariatrics 43 years experience
A protein and fiber: A protein relatively void of saturated fat such as fish or lean meat, along with a high fiber vegetable is a fairly healthy combination for a meal. The protein slows gastric emptying making you feel full longer and the fibrous vegetable pushes the nutrients to the lower small intestine releasing other hormones that fills you up and decreases the absorption of bad fats.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Titus Duncan
Bariatrics 43 years experience
Fruit: I like the idea of healthy fruit during the day and as a convenience food. Fruit is highly portable, has great antioxidant power and has few calories that stick to your waist. Some can even be quite filling and can provide you with much needed fiber.
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