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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Not in long run: You may lose weight but you may not have learned good eating habits such as portion control, moderation, variety and balace.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
NONE: In my humble opinion, there is no best fad diet since they dont teach you good nutrition or proper eating habits. Some dont even stress portion contro ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
No: None of them teach you good eating habits. Its best to learn habits that will last you a lifetime, not a quick fix that wont last.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Some not nutrional: Fad diets come and go. They are often nutritionally unbalanced and make promises of marked and rapid weight loss.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
17 years experience General Practice
Yes: Short term yes but long term you need a more comprehensive diet.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
52 years experience Addiction Medicine
Depend.: Ketogenic diets are used to lose weight and is basically 1 portion of fat to protein and also used to treat epilepsy. To be safe, anyone on this diet ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Vegan is always healthier than vegetarian which is healthier than omnivore (the most common) diets. You don't need any animal or dairy products in you ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Diet soda BAD!: Stay far away for diet soda. Nutrasweet and splenda are both not good for you, and can even promote weight gain.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Maybe : It does result in weight loss however recent evidence suggest increased cardiac disease in patients on an atkins diet.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Diets: Who told you that dairy products affect your weight? They are wrong. Please go online to "NuVal". This lists 100 food items that are either good, not ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Not quite: Weight watchers assign points to encourage healthy eating and excercise.
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Balance: You need a balanced diet. Some diets are more appropriate than others if you have certain medical conditions.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Not that way: Your diet have to be balanced and you do need some carbs as well as fats in your diet for adults if you are consuming 2000 cals per day fat 25% carbs ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
43 years experience Clinical Psychology
Low-carb, high fat: Diet is not healthy under most circumstances. Check out www.Drmcdougall.Com and www.Nutritionfacts.Org for information on a healthy diet. They cite ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Juice diets: Depends entirely on the calorie content of the juice. I personally drink only sugar free drinks.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeremiah Gelles
54 years experience Cardiology
Safe but not healthy: Low carb is good especially low refined carbs but high fat is not good especially animal fats. Beware of foods that come from animals that walk on 4 l ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
No: Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are very serious mental illness called: eating disorders. They're serious because untreated cases can be fatal. I ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David LaMond
19 years experience Bariatrics
Don't recommend: The reality is at some point you will have to have a 'relationship' with food; whether dining out, celebrations with friends and family or going to th ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sasson Moulavi
33 years experience General Practice
Smart for life: a great program must be easy, high in protein and suppress hunger. Smart for life is the product line and program I like and I developed because I was ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
42 years experience Preventive Medicine
Depends: With a low glycemic diet you still eat carbs but they are mostly complex ones like whole grains. A low carb diet usually restricts all carbohydrates i ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
42 years experience Preventive Medicine
No: The only thing that works for weight loss in the long term is eating less and being more physically active. Making temporary changes and then going ba ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
29 years experience Urology
Very low: Likely unsustainable and once the intake increases the body stores many of the calories. Excersize and 4-5 small meals with a 12-1500 cal. Total intak ... Read More

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